What were you doing in high school? Will Shurtz of Greenville’s Methodical Coffee was already brewing, serving and pop-uping his way to stardom in the coffee limelight. As a senior in high school he was traveling across the southeast as the Vagabond Barista and he turned that into a thriving business that now reaches across the country. From the NY Times to the cover of Imbibe Magazine and Daily Coffee News, Will and partners Marco Suarez and David Baker are pushing Greenville’s coffee culture forward. On a gorgeous early spring day, Will visited Tin Roof Farm, brewed a pot of coffee, and got a tour of the farm. He loved meeting all the chickens, turkeys, dogs, bees and was a great guest.
He made a pot of his Kenyan coffee in our kitchen using a digital scale and a measuring cup for the water.
Will is one of the folks that helps make Greenville greater than the sum of its parts. He’s an incredibly passionate entepreneur, a non-stop learner, and loves to meet and greet new people. I met him when he was working at Coffee and Crema back in 2012 and had no idea he was so young.
Listen in as he discusses all things caffeinated.