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Geoff Woodley: Better Sample Roasting with IKAWA’s New App
53:53Geoff Woodley is a Product & Marketing Manager at IKAWA. He started his career in coffee as a first employee of Detour Coffee Roasters in Hamilton, Canada over 9 years ago. Recently, he has been involved in re-designing the IKAWA's mobile app, and we discussed that in the second part of the interview. In the beginning, we talk about the difference between European and Canadian coffee scene, basic principles of roasting and sample roasting and how IKAWA influenced a daily […] The post Geoff Woodley: Better Sample Roasting with IKAWA’s New App appeared first on European Coffee Trip.
Jessie May Peters: What Does The Future Hold for Baristas?
49:06Jessie May Peters worked many years as a barista before turning her career into green coffee importing. She has always been community-focused, volunteering at many speciality coffee events, which eventually lead her to become a chair of Barista Guild in 2019. We talked about challenging times for baristas who found themselves without their daily routine in the coffee shops and eventually without a job. Jessie shared ideas on how baristas can use their free time to prepare for the future […] The post Jessie May Peters: What Does The Future Hold for Baristas? appeared first on European Coffee Trip.
Michal Stec: Coffee Business Innovations in Times of Crisis
1:09:01Michal is a founder of Rebelbean, a speciality coffee roastery based in Brno, Czech Republic. Working in the hospitality business for a decade, Michal is has been involved in many areas of the coffee business, and since I know him as a creative and entrepreneurial guy, so I wanted to discuss all the challenges of the current COVID-19 situation. Having so many restrictions in place for the hospitality business, I wanted to know what does it mean for the coffee […] The post Michal Stec: Coffee Business Innovations in Times of Crisis appeared first on European Coffee Trip.
Erika Haavisto: Filming the Elon Musk of Coffee
31:19Erika Haavisto is a director and main protagonist of the ‘Silicon Valley, Baby.' documentary that follows Finish barista champion, Kalle Freese, on a journey of conquering the startup world in Silicon Valley with the specialty instant coffee they named Sudden Coffee. Erika followed Kalle not only as a filmmaker but also as a loving girlfriend what makes the film very intimate and personal. We talked to Erika in January 2020, just before the international premiere in Helsinki and we talked […] The post Erika Haavisto: Filming the Elon Musk of Coffee appeared first on European Coffee Trip.
How Specialty Coffee Shops Fight With COVID-19 Crisis?
37:08To better understand the situation, we asked 13 coffee shops owners from all across Europe to share their view. It's a difficult moment for all of them but they hope to be back in the business soon! It's one of the longest videos we ever posted but we believe it's worth your time. A list of all coffee shops featured in the video Happy Baristas – Berlin, Germany (1:08) MAME – Zurich, Switzerland (4:22) Buchta B – Brno, Czechia (7:40) […] The post How Specialty Coffee Shops Fight With COVID-19 Crisis? appeared first on European Coffee Trip.
Roaster Stories: Belleville Brûlerie in Paris, France
13:58We visited Belleville Brûlerie in their beautiful roasting space in Paris (it's funny that after re-location, it's not in the Belleville neighbourhood). They are one of the pioneers of speciality coffee in Paris and France. We interviewed a co-founder David Nigel Flynn and a head-roaster Mihaela Iordache. Listen to the Roaster Stories with Belleville Brûlerie as a podcast If you like the European Coffee Trip podcast and don't want to miss the next episode, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or Overcast. The post Roaster Stories: Belleville Brûlerie in Paris, France appeared first on European Coffee Trip.
Wendelien van Bunnik: Becoming The World AeroPress Champion
1:05:02Wendelien van Bunnik is a Dutch barista working at Single Estate Coffee Roasters in The Hague. Besides working shift behind the bar and at the roastery, she dedicated the last few years becoming the active competition barista. She became the Dutch Barista Champion 2019, representing The Netherlands at World Barista Championships in Boston. Then, she took a short flight to London in November 2019 and became the World AeroPress Champion! “The most terrible thing about competing is also the thing […] The post Wendelien van Bunnik: Becoming The World AeroPress Champion appeared first on European Coffee Trip.
Gwilym Davies: I Wanted To Be Good At Something
33:55Gwilym Davies is the World Barista Champion 2009. He runs his training centre at Jílové u Prahy, a little town close to Prague, the Czech Republic. Even though his career as a competition barista lasted only three months, he has remained involved as a certified judge until this day. Gwilym is known as a pioneer of the speciality coffee in London and mainly as a co-founder of Prufrock Coffee together with his longtime friend Jeremy Challender. This podcast is the […] The post Gwilym Davies: I Wanted To Be Good At Something appeared first on European Coffee Trip.
Raimond Feil: Capturing Ten Years of Coffee Roasting in a Book
1:14:10Raimond Feil was the first speciality coffee roaster in Estonia in 2005 and is one of the pioneers of coffee roasting in the Baltic region. He took a long and demanding journey of discovering the craft of coffee roasting in then a secrecy field. Raimond roasted coffee with Gourmet Coffee (now Coffee People) in Tallinn, and then he joined Rocket Bean Roastery in Riga. Surprisingly, he left the industry after 12 years to travel the world and to live life […] The post Raimond Feil: Capturing Ten Years of Coffee Roasting in a Book appeared first on European Coffee Trip.
Raivis Vaitekuns: How To Optimise Caffeine Intake by Eating Your Coffee
1:26:02Raivis Vaitekuns is one of the leading members of the Latvian speciality coffee scene. He co-founded the first third wave cafe in Riga called MiiT Coffee. Then he worked as a barista trainer for Gemoss Kafijas Studija before jumping on a current venture – Coffee Pixels. Together with his cousins, he creates edible coffee bars that can optimise your caffeine intake as well as allow you to consume speciality coffee wherever you go, without sacrificing your values. We met with […] The post Raivis Vaitekuns: How To Optimise Caffeine Intake by Eating Your Coffee appeared first on European Coffee Trip.