January 14, 2013
I’m typically not all that impressed with Guatemalan coffees—not that I don’t think they’re good, I just don’t find many that stand out (Kuma also put out a great Guatemala over the summer).
This Guatemala Hunapu from Sweden’s Koppi breaks the trend. It’s a beautifully sweet coffee that leaves its mark with a deep berry finish (gooseberry, to be precise).
I’m really impressed with Koppi’s new packaging and the great card that comes with it, featuring their most recent t-shirt design.
I’ll be taking this coffee, a Porlex grinder, and an Aeropress when I head to the Austrian Alps tomorrow.
Be sure to head over to Koppi’s newly designed website, and check out these posts for some great pictures of their space in Helsingborg (DCILY & Aaron Frey).
June 15, 2012
Over the past few days, National Barista Champions, Brewers Cup Champions, and Coffee Professionals from all over the world have been gathered in Vienna, Austria for the SCAE’s “World of Coffee” event. One of the highlights of the event is the World Barista Championship.
Over 50 baristas competed for the top spot this year, each bringing a unique and crafty routine to the table. First off, I’d like to say congratulations to all of the competitors for making it to this stage. These baristas represented not only themselves and their employers extremely well, but they brought into the forefront the behind-the-scenes work that goes into the coffee we drink—that is, the farmers, workers, and producers that ensure the highest quality bean possible before sending it along to a roaster.
This year, Mr. Raul Rodas from Guatemala dazzled the specialty coffee world with this professionalism and execution. Today’s doodle is a tribute to Mr. Rodas. Congratulations!
Be sure to read up on Raul’s victory thanks to , who also covered this event tirelessly, and kept the specialty coffee industry up to date, minute by minute. It’s much appreciated.