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Back from Japan

I returned from Japan a couple of days ago. Sigga Dóra and I had four days of workshops for UCC Ueshima Coffee Company in Tokyo and Kobe the days after. So here’s my attempt at a recap of the days: The WBC was terrific. I had a great time being able to catch up with […]







A New World Barista Champion

Just got back to my hotel here in Tokyo after crowning the new World Barista Champion 2007: James Hoffmann from the UK. His performance was excellent and he did way better in the final round than in the preliminaries. He features a single origin espresso from Costa Rica, used a straight Kenyan in his cappuccinos […]





WBC day 1

The World Barista Championship is well under way. Day one was a long one with around 25 competitors. Danish champ, Lene Hyldahl, did very well (in spite of a lady fainting in the front row). Sweeden also looked very good. heck, they all did. It’s impossible to tell from the audience floor who’ll be in […]





Sample roaster

Our sample roaster has arrived! It’s a Roure drum roaster with an electronic heating element and cooling bin with rotating arms. It comes from Spain but is built like a German tank.We’ve roasted our way through 12 samples of Ethiopian and Kenyan coffees and we’re very satisfied with the results. Green coffee samples are sent […]



What is TheCoffeeCollective ?

Behind every cup of really good coffee there is a chain of dedicated people – the farmer, the roast master and the barista. TheCoffeeCollective is formed by four people from the specialty coffee community – all with a background in the craftsmanship of the barista. The four founders are Peter Dupont, Linus Törsäter, Casper Engel […]



Homepage & blog

Our homepage is being constructed, in the meantime this blog is where you will find most info.When the homepage is done, this blog will still exist as a forum and day-to-day info source.The homepage will be up sometime in august. You might find the address to the homepage more convenient when you refer to us […]