For episode 3 of our podcast, we chat with Austin Amento, owner of Augie's Coffee and winner of the 2016 US Cup Tasters competition. In 2009, with no background in coffee, Austin and his father bought a coffee shop. When it looked like all was lost and the shop would fail, what did Austin and his father do? They took the last of their money and bought a roaster, with no idea how to use it. And that started a huge turnaround at Augie's which currently has 3 locations, is adding a 4th, and roasts some of our favorite coffees. But Austin isn't content just running a few coffee shops. He also won the US Cup Tasters competition in 2016, only his second year competing. The Cup Tasters competition tests your ability to taste coffee and detect subtle differences, quickly. Join us as we learn more about what the Cup Tasters competition is, how Austin prepares, and how you can be a better coffee taster yourself! Two quick offers before you go! 1. Save 15% on your first order from Augies with coupon code "ANGELSCUP". 2. Save 25% on your first delivery from Angels' Cup with coupon code "podcast25". Thanks so much for listening! If you like what we're doing, don't forget to subscribe and/or leave us a review.