Monday, May 31, 2010

Open Cupping at The Coffee Collective

Starting Wednesday June 2nd we will start to host open cupping session for the public.

This is something we've been wanting to do for a long time and although many of our regulars have gotten to join in on our cupping sessions, we haven't managed to make it a weekly thing. But now we're ready.

Jordan Barber from New York's Cafe Grumpy and North East Regional Barista Competition bronze medalist is in Copenhagen for the next three months and will be hosting the cupping sessions.

For now, you don't need to sign up for the cupping sessions - just show up and we'll make room for you.

The cuppings will be every Wednesday from 16:00 - 17:00 at The Coffee Collective.

Friday, May 28, 2010

More LatteArt Thursday 3 june! 19-21

Due to the success of the last throwdown, we throw another at you- and It will be the last one before autumn- so make sure you come. Everybody is more than welcome.
If you work with coffee and you live in Copenhagen (people have travelled even furher to attend before)- then this is for you.

Last time we had people who started as baristas just the week before who did fantastic and world champions who started shaking of nervousity.

It will be learning by competition by party.

There is also a big party all along Jægersborggade the same night (aka Late Night Hunting)

So there´s no reason to drop out next thursday.

Thursday 3 june, 19-21, Jægersborggade 10

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Barista Courses

Last Barista Course before we take a (long) summer break is June 16th. There's still two spots left on it:

Next courses won't be until sometime in either August or September.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Esmeralda 2010 Auction

We got one lot of the 2010 Esmeralda Special!

Last night the annual action of La Esmeralda Special took place and we succeeded in the bidding that lasted over 8 hours.

The samples arrived just in time for us to roast and cup them and again this year the Esmeralda farm and the Petersons prove why they are one of the leading farms in the world. The fragrance of this coffee is out of this world; Jasmine, citrus, honey, abricots, bergamot and an over-abundance of floral aromas. Top that off with a superbly clean cup and sweetness and you have an idea about just how special this coffee is.

Congratulations to Price, Daniel and Rachel Peterson and everyone at La Esmeralda for another ground-breaking auction. We look forward to get the coffee home and present it The Coffee Collective.

Monday, May 10, 2010

LAT 280410

A bit late, but we can't forget to post the results from the Latte Art Throwdown on April 28th.

We had a great event and everybody enjoyed themselves. It was good to see that all the people who had said they didn't want to compete ended up pouring like crazy in the throwdown.

Latte Art Throwdown April 28th 2010

You can see all the pictures from the event on Flickr

Each entrant had one shot of espresso in a large cappuccino cup (220 ml) brewed by Linus. There were two against each other every time, so one steam wand from each. The three judges then got the cappuccinoes in front of them, counted down from three and pointed to the one they liked the best. Simple, fun and fast!

After several rounds the winner was found:
Asger Ladefoged from Kaffebar, Elmegade

Asger savouring the victory

Congratulations Asger!
And we look forward to seeing everyone again for the next Latte Art Throwdown, June 3rd!