– Can you please introduce yourself in a few words.
My name is Steve and I have worked in coffee for over 20 years.

– What’s your story in the coffee industry?
I have worked in most of the supply chain of coffee: farming, milling, exporting, importing, financing, auctions and a roasting company.

– When was Pulley Collective created and what is the story behind?
I created Pulley in 2012 to help people start roasting coffee in a quicker less expensive way.

– What’s your specialty and what makes you different?
I have held a position in most of the supply chain.

– What was your first coffee experience?
My first memory in coffee is being with my grandfather when I was 4 and him letting me play in the pergamino piles in the mill. I would come home all dusty and itchy. It was fun.

– How/when have you discovered about specialty coffee?
I was born into the coffee industry. My mothers family where farmers and my fathers family were farmers.

– What was your best coffee experience?
No one experience is defining, Trying to connect all the dots is a much more eye opening experience.

– Do you prepare coffee at home ? If yes, what method do you use?
I do, Chemex is my favorite.

– How do you like your coffee? Black, sugar and milk, iced, vietnamese style,…?
I like pumpkin iced lattes – just kidding. Black coffee

– How would you qualify yourself as coffee drinker (occasional, heavy, addict…)?
If you don’t count cupping coffee, one or two cups a day.

– Have you always been into the coffee industry? If not, what was your previous job?
Yes, but I have held many positions within the industry. There is something to learn from each one.

– Do you have another passion or a hobby besides coffee?

– What other place would you recommend, anywhere in the world (coffee or not)?
Every place has something special about it. Depends what your looking for.

– What is/are your favorite website(s) to get information about coffee?
I prefer to talk to people and try things myself.

– What would you say to people who don’t know much about coffee?
Enjoy it how you like it.

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Thomas Wyngaard est fondateur de OK Coffee et un des rares experts en Café de Spécialité en Belgique francophone. Il est consultant indépendant, enseignant (certifié par la Specialty Coffee Association de janvier 2018 à avril 2021), tour-ist et broadcaster. Après avoir été formé en France, en Pologne et en Estonie, il fait ses armes chez les meilleurs en Belgique, pour ensuite migrer pendant presque 2 ans à New York où il a officié comme conseiller et formateur. Au-delà de la formation sur les métiers du café, il collabore avec des torréfactions belges engagées sur la reconnaissance du café de spécialité, œuvrant ainsi à un monde meilleur “one bean at a time”.