This week we catch up with Kevin Taylor Cothas from Coffee. We discuss inspiration, achievements, advice, food and certainly coffee!
MICE: Who would you like to have a coffee with and why?
Kevin Taylor: I think I would have to choose Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart, they are both brilliant satirists and very quick witted. But more importantly to me their humour can be penetrating, illuminating and sometimes also awkwardly confronting.
MICE: What inspires you?
KT: I find inspiration in people’s personal journeys, especially if they had to go overcome obstacles or hardship on their way to achieving their goals.
MICE: What is your greatest achievement?
KT: Definitely overcoming cancer, I decided to not let anyone know what was happening to me until I was ok.
MICE: What advice would you give to someone starting out in the coffee industry?
KT: I would say to be very clear about your vision and assume that most people that are at the beginning of your journey may not be with you at the end. Make sure your inspiration is strong enough to carry you through disappointments and setbacks. Above all always remember to stay focused and have the belief that you will get there.
MICE: What is your favourite food to pair with a coffee?
KT: For me a good coffee works best with dark orange chocolate, it’s a great way to boost your mind and soul.
When at MICE2018 make sure you go past and check out the team from Cothas Coffee who will be located at stand R2 in Roasters Alley.