This post can absolutely be called “a day at Sanremo”. Because I was almost the whole day there, but that’s because they have a killer program – Ben Stephens, John Gordon, Sasa Sestic, Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood and Sang Ho Park were among the speakers. Read More


Finally something worth writing for!

I’m on the train to Milan, I’ll be there three days specially for HOST the hospitality exhibition. There is a lot of coffee stuff happening, not to mention that all the cool kids from the industry are going to be there.

A whole lot of presentations and demonstrations – new coffee machines, new coffee grinders, workshops…Actually Sanremo’s program is very promising – John Gordon presenting the new grinder, Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood talking water, Sang Ho Park talking about roasting.

There will be a lot of pictures coming!

I’m in Bath for almost a month now, in Colonna and Small’s. And for these few weeks I’ve tasted a lot of coffees. Probably more different coffees than I’ve tasted all together in my whole life. I’ve written down some of the thoughts I’ve been having about Colonna and Small’s and the way the coffee shop operates. Worth sharing. Read More

And the first ever Tamper Tantrum I have witnessed finished two hours ago. We’ve got to hear some incredible talks, which of course will spark a lot of discussions later on in the evening.

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All of the speakers brought up very interesting topics, but my favourite probably will be Chahan Yeretzian’s (University of Zurich) and Christopher Hendon’s (University of Bath) talks, both of them scientists, presenting new studies. Chahan was talking about water, freshness and extraction rates and measuring the attributes of coffee quality, while Christopher was discussing grinding, particle distribution and nuts. Yes, Brazil nuts (those who were there will understand).
Now I’m going to Café Jedna to continue the discussions with my new and not so new friends, but over some Czech beer the set of talks will be a quite different.