World Champion Barista
In 1994, Johnny developed the idea of a bringing the coffee experience on location. He created and built out a self-contained cart with an espresso machine on top. Johnny Beans espresso catering service was born. With his extensive knowledge of coffee, he worked with a local roaster to create an awarding-winning espresso blend. Johnny took this blend, his extraordinary gift of hospitality and his larger than life personality and competed in the 1997 U.S. Barista World Series competition in Portland Oregon. Johnny won the competition beating out competitive baristas from all across the country.
Johnny with Dr Ruth and his Father in 1997 at the U.S. Barista World Series