Entirely recognisable to the coffee addicts amongst us, Andy’s face is often the first we see as we stumble into Steampunk Coffee Roasters looking for our morning hit! An extraordinarily talented and passionate Barista, Andy who eats, sleeps and breathes coffee recently competed in the Scottish Heat of the UK Barista Championships 2017, making him something of a heavyweight in the coffee world. We catch up with him over a Flat White…

What is your greatest achievement?
Finding a job I can truly be passionate about and enjoy doing. Something you don’t hear so much these days.

What is the best advice you have been given?
Never let dreams be overshadowed by reality.

When are you happiest?
Out on walks taking photos and being with close friends.

When was the last time you laughed out loud?
Attempting to light a fire in my back garden – failing miserably.

What is the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
I am in the North Berwick RNLI Crew.

Favourite book?
I’ve always had great difficulty reading, so I could easily count on one hand how many books I’ve read! But my favourite read would be ‘Catcher in the Rye’.

What word do you overuse?

Song that always gets you dancing?
‘Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes’ by Paul Simon.

Next adventure?
I’d like to either travel round Iceland later this year or Canada for my 21st birthday.

Finally, Espresso or Filter?