Klaus has just returned from his trip to Guatemala and Panama. He has a lot of experiences that he is trying to write down and will post shortly! Meanwhile we have learned that the Fair Trade price has the flexibility incorporated that when market prices rise above the ‘Minimum’ FT-price the market price is the […]
Should you be out for Easter Coffee we will have open on Saturday 22nd, but otherwise closed from Thursday 20th and back to normal opening hours from Tuesday 25th. Have a great Easter!!
On the 13th of March Mikko Haahti won the finish Barista Championship and the Latte art competition at the same time!! Lots of congratulations from here!!! You can see more about Mikkos championship here (in finish but with pictures:) We proudly delivered green beans to Mikkos Brother, Juhani Haahti (finish barista Champion 2006 and number […]
Since more than a month now the market prices on bulk-coffee has been above the Fair Trade price! (check these links: http://www.ico.org/prices/pr.htm http://www.fairtrade.net/fileadmin/user_upload/content/12_12_07_FLO_Standards_announcement_-_Anuncio_de_la__Unidad_de_Criterios_de_FLO.pdf) We are supporting the basic idea behind Fair Trade – to give the farmer a “minimum wage” – but these facts does also show some of the rigidity such a large system […]
I’m packing my bags this evening still buzzing over the very kind words about our coffee that Stephen Morrisey wrote on his blog today. Tomorrow I am leaving for a two week trip to Guatemala and Panama. I will be making our first visit to Finca Vista Hermosa. FVH was our first Direct Trade coffee […]
Today was the final round of the Irish Barista Championship. I just got of the phone with the new Irish Barista Champion: Stephen Morrisey! We’re very happy that Stephen won, because he was using our espresso for his presentation. He used descriptors like sweet, clean and fruity and described the aromas of cocoa from the […]
Yes yes yes, we promised to come back with news from the 2008 Danish Barista Championship. Sorry for the delay. The winner is: Søren Stiller Markussen. Søren has come in second place in the Danish BC the last two years as well as in the World Latte Art Championship in Antwerp last year. Naturally he […]
Monday and Tuesday next week the Danish Barista Championship is taking place at Food Expo in Herning. Two baristas have chosen to use our espresso blend for their presentation. We’ve mentioned Mikkel Otto before but also Mikkel from Sigfreds Kaffebar in Århus will be using our blend. None of us at the Collective will be […]