The coming weekend I am one of the organizers of the first Danish Cup Tasting Championship at the Eat 07 exhibition. Linus has volunteered to help and Casper and Klaus are going to compete :-) The winner will represent Denmark in the World Cup Tasting Championship. It is going to be a fun event and […]
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Our Friend Joe Hsu from Orsir Coffee in Taiwan has send me a link to the website of their Barista Guild in Taiwan. They have put out an interview which I did with them – Its not often you see your own words written in Chinese (they also have the english version)! http://www.baristaguildoftaiwan.org/index.php/topic,106.0.html They also […]
Our espresso blend is coming together. We’ve had a pretty good idea about what we wanted to create and how we would achieve it right from the beginning. But getting the roast profiles and blend percentages dialed in takes a lot of experimentation and patience. For us a blend is a living thing that changes […]
A few days ago we cupped some different Kenyan coffees and decided which one we will offer this coming season. It had an amazingly intense aroma all the way through. We always start a cupping with evaluating the ‘dry aroma’ – the smell of the fresh ground coffee. Then we smell the coffee as water […]
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 […]
You may have noticed a link to the right side on our blog which says Finca Vista Hermosa. Finca Vista Hermosa is a coffeefarm in Guatemala and has a very special meaning for us.It is mangaged by som really dedicated people. Our most close contact has been with the son of the owner – Edwin […]
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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 […]
Just a little encouraging link to an article stating that new research indicates that the combo of coffee and exercise might prevent skin cancer! Good news for us coffee lovers! http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=16800
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 […]