Friday, August 12, 2011

New Espresso from Kieni

Today we're lauching a new espresso from the Kieni wetmill in Kenya.

It's an aromatic bomb with loads of sweet fruit and berrylike acidity. Citrus, black currant and cherries stand out in the aroma. We think the aftertaste is amazing and in milk those aromas just pop out and you can feel a funny balance between the acidity from the coffee and the sweetness from the milk. On it's own the mouthfeel is oily and coating. It's probably not an espresso for everyone (read: people who's afraid of acidity) but for those seeking wild aromas and an intense espresso this should be interesting.

If you want to know more: Taste it.

It's in the grinder at the coffee shop right now and available on our webshop.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Copenhagen tips

With the Nordic Barista Cup coming up and generally a lot of people visiting Copenhagen these days, we're getting a lot of emails, facebook and twitter messages asking for advice on where to go. So I thought I'd just sum up some recommendations for you all. This is by no means a ranking and there's lot of other good places around and I'm sure to forget about some. I'm also not gonna bother with writing long descriptions. Just click the links and check it out.

Restaurant Relæ - must visit!
Manfreds - will re-open September 2nd. Relæ's little brother.
Aamanns - Smørrebrød to perfection.
Fiskebaren - great seafood in the meat packing district.
noma - but really, you can forget about getting a table.
Geranium - some say they're equally good as noma.
Kiin Kiin - Michelin star thai restaurant. Awesome.
Oubæk - just really good food. (Boeuf Bearnaise FTW!)
Den Røde Cottage - a bit outside CPH but extremely good and beautiful.

Mikkeller Bar - probably the best beer bar in the world. You have to go there!
Meyers Bageri - one of the best bakeries in Denmark/Europe/The World
Sing Thehus - if you'd like some fantastic tea.
Ved Stranden 10 - when you get in mood for some fantastic wine.

Coffee crawl you'll have to figure out yourself, but we do have a map of places with our coffee here.

Vis The Coffee Collective på et større kort

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Barista Courses

We have put up new barista courses for the next half year on our webshop:

There's is one course per month. If a month sells out we'll try to put an extra course up the same month.

This is our home-barista course aimed at enthusiasts with an espresso machine and grinder at home. We'll focus on espresso preparation, grinding, dosing, distributing, tamping, extraction and of course tasting lots of espresso shots. Milk steaming will also be covered with a focus on the cappuccino. Finally we'll go through cleaning procedures of the equipment. These classes are in Danish and with a maximum of 5 people, so everyone will have time on the machine.