Barista Stories: Phil Semelink of Kultbohne, Gundremmingen

Phil Semelink is 17-years old barista from Gundremmingen, Germany. He jumped into the coffee world 4 years ago when his father started a coffee roastery and needed a helping hand in the business. Before the academic year will kick off in October, Phil will enjoy being 100% focus on coffee as a head barista at […]

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Dabov Specialty Coffee Hunts Perfect Cup of Coffee from Sofia

Dabov Specialty Coffee is a tried-and-true family business. Vesela and Jordan Dabov moved from the Czech Republic back to their homeland, Bulgaria, in 2008. They wanted to evangelize speciality coffee for the non-existent market. It was tough. They struggled for years, but over a decade later, a dedicated team of 20 people now source and […]

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Barista Stories: Delia Avram of Meron, Cluj Napoca

Delia Avram is 29-year-old barista from Baia Mare, Romania who works as a barista and all-about-coffee girl at Meron in Cluj Napoca. She has been working with speciality coffee on various roles for almost five years. Delia became the 2019 Romanian Barista Champion, and she successfully represented her country at World Barista Championship in Boston. […]

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Roaster Stories: Lisa Lawson of Dear Green Coffee Roasters

We talked coffee roasting & business with Lisa Lawson, who founded Dear Green Coffee Roasters in Glasgow. She is one of the pioneers of third wave coffee in Scotland. “I can talk forever about coffee. I love everything about it. I’ve just been like a sponge these last few years, read as much as I […]

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Barista Stories: Martin Wölfl of Balthasar Kaffeebar, Vienna

Martin Wölfl is 27-year-old barista originally from Lower Austria who works as a barista at Balthasar Kaffeebar in Vienna. Martin jumped into the coffee industry two years ago after having his eye-opening cup of coffee a year prior. Martin placed 3rd at Austrian Brewers Cup 2019 and we are excited to share his story today! […]

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Who Are European Baristas at Berlin World Coffee Championship 2019

Over a hundred competitors will show their skills across four different competitions at the 2019 Berlin World Coffee Championships from June 6-8. Berlin will be brimming with coffee professionals and fans, as the World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, World Cup Tasters Championship, and Cezve/Ibrik come to the Messe Expo centre […]

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Berlin World of Coffee Satellite Events Guide

Alright caffeinated movers and shakers, how’s it going? Here’s my definitive list of all the events happening over the Berlin World of Coffee weekend coming this June 6. This is going to include non-coffee focused events as well. We might all love coffee, but it’s probably not ideal or pleasant to be knocking back an […]

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It Is Always Spring at Kaffeemacher in Basel

Third Wave Coffee in Basel first appeared in 2001 at Unternehmen Mitte, located in a huge building formerly housing a bank, only a minute walk from the town hall in Grossbasel, the city centre of Basel. At Unternehmen Mitte, where once money and valuables were handled across the counter, nowadays ideas, talks and coffee dominate […]

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Open Call For Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge 2019

As fascinating as black coffee is, finding a way how to creatively mix it with other ingredients is a passion for many talented baristas. Through interviews with Coffee in Good Spirits champions, Martin Hudak and Dan Fellow, we learned it takes a lot of effort to become the best in the world in mixing speciality […]

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Probador Colectiva, a One-Man Story of Coffee Sourcing, Roasting and Brewing in Istanbul

Çağatay Gülabioğlu is the man behind the roasting project of Probador Colectiva. But Çağatay and Probador Colectiva are more than just a roaster and his business. Speaking to Çağatay on Skype, not only we were literally walked through his roasting premises, but also navigated through the challenges of establishing the company, and its current directions. […]

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