Gwilym Rhys Davies, (born February 1967) is a British barista. Davies was born in Cheltenham, England, and grew up in Leeds, Yorkshire. Davies took the World Barista Championship crown in Atlanta, USA in April 2009. Becoming well known for his coffee carts on Whitecross Street and Columbia Road as well as having started the Prufrock coffee concession in Present on Shoreditch High Street. Gwilym now runs a café and training facility on Leather Lane, London. Since 2013 Gwilym lives in Jílové u Prahy, Czech Republic with his wife, the Czech barista Petra Veselá.