Today’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer published an article on the roast master of Tully’s, Brian Speckman: Tully’s roast master is ‘Willy Wonka’ of coffee. Apparently, a typical day at the office for Mr. Speckman involves spitting through a good 200 cups of coffee — and that’s the highlight of his day.

Mr. Speckman originally hails from the Bay Area. He roasts with two vintage Probat roasters, and he’s one of the few constants over at Tully’s over the past seven years (given that Tully’s has gone through five CEOs in the past five years).