Coffee Farm Misconceptions and Actual Diversity – Lisanne Oonk & Ivania Calderón

Lisanne Oonk & Ivania Calderón speaking at CoLab Bucharest 2018. What comes to mind when you hear the words “coffee farmer?” Lisanne, a cultural anthropologist working in coffee sales at Primavera Imports, investigates this question through the lens of coffee equality and social justice. Ivania, a third generation coffee producer from Nicaragua, joins Lisanne in the …

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The Challenges of Being A Biological Coffee Farmer – Tim Wendelboe

Tim Wendelboe speaking at CoLab Bucharest 2018 Biological farming presents a number of unique challenges. Tim walks us through the lessons he’s learned from starting his own coffee farm, Finca el Suelo. He shares how he’s adjusted his techniques as he learns more about the land and about coffee farming (Hint: it involves compost and …

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From Education To Calibration – Marie Pohler

Marie Pohler speaking at CoLab Bucharest 2018 High tasting aptitude is a necessary tool when working with coffee, often requiring a considerable investment of time, energy, and resources to build. Sensory science and tasting education are a part of amassing this vital knowledge. But once a high level is achieved (often during training and qualification), …

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Exploring The Process Of Coffee Extraction – Chahan Yeretzian – Part 1

Chahan Yeretzian speaking at Barista Camp Poznan 2017 – Part 1 Chahan is a professor of Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry and Diagnostics at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Switzerland. He is head of the Coffee Excellence Center and of the section for Analytical Technologies at the ZHAWand has published around 90 papers …

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European Baristas At The World Barista Championship 2018

With only a week left until the first rounds of the World Barista Championship 2018 launch, we are bringing you a brief overview of the competitors from all competing European countries. Although we will be following the competition as a whole, with our team present in Amsterdam, we will, as always, focus on the European […]

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Dale Harris: The Only Ingredients Necessary for Success Are Honesty and Hard Work

Dale Harris is one of the kindest people we have had the pleasure of meeting in the Specialty Coffee industry. Over the course of a few years, we have seen Dale at several coffee events, followed his competition presentations and even brewed coffees with him. During this time, we have witnessed his friendly and kind […]

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CoLab: Belfast 2017 – Panel Discussion

A special panel discussion on the Belfast coffee scene presented at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017, the final video in the series we have released from this event. To find the first three talks from CoLab: Belfast, click here. Join the Barista Guild of Europe at CoLab: Bucharest this 29-31 May, 2018! Learn more and …

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SCA Podcast #16: The Building Blocks of a Cafe

This episode of the SCA Podcast features Ralf Rueller, speaking at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017 about the essential factors to consider when planning a new cafe. Since 2010, Ralf and his team at The Barn Coffee Roasters have been doing pioneering work in Berlin’s specialty coffee scene, exploring how to build an audience, lower barriers, …

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The Building Blocks of a Cafe – Ralf Rueller

Ralf Rueller speaking at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017. The Barn have been doing pioneering work in Berlin since the early days and explored many ways of how to build an audience, lower barriers and make specialty coffee work in the city. This presentation highlights the essential factors to consider when planning a new cafe. …

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The Culture of Fermentation – Kathe Kaczmarzyck

Kathe Kaczmarzyck speaking at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017. Fermenting food and drinks has a long history with a variety of methods rooted in different cultures across the globe. In this talk, Kathe regales stories of her explorations to discover how the culture of fermentation benefits our health and wellbeing. Kathe is an avid fermentor …

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