I finally feel like it’s time to revive the blog and resume writing. As you might be able to tell, I’m really inspired by recent happenings in my coffee world – my close friend Matt Winton got the gold in Swedish barista championship (I learned a lot from him, and I’m still learning) and at the Swiss championships Emi Fukahori won the gold in Brewer’s cup and Mathieu Thieis won the gold in the Barista category. What makes these achievements feel even bigger is that the three of them work in the same spot – the specialty coffee shop Mame in Zurich. I’m absolutely stoked for them, amazing achievements. Read More
The other week I had the chance to be assisting during a Q Graders course, not for Arabica, but for Robusta coffee. The Q coffee system measures and standardises quality for Specialty grade Arabica and for Fine Robusta coffees. The Robusta programme designed from the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) exists from 2010 and by far there are around 185 Robusta graders around the world. The course was held at Bernhard Rothfos Intercafé in Zug Switzerland with instructor Clare Rwakatogoro. It was the first Q Robusta course held in Europe, needless to say – extremely interesting. Read More
The most recent happenings on the coffee scene in Zurich. Read More
I’m working at a coffee roastery from a bit more than a month now. Read More
The other day while at work this happened to me and I wonder how many different ways of dealing with the situation there are. So now I’m asking you to tell me: Read More
I’m currently pursuing my BA degree in Hospitality Entrepreneurship in Switzerland and would like to ask you for help with my last project at school, which is entitled “Understanding the coffee consumer in coffee shops across Switzerland – perceived value, behaviour and purchasing motivators”. It’s a short survey, which answered by Swiss residents will help me complete my studies. I would love if you help me out and fill it in!
You can access the survey through this link