In July I:
» did some green grading. I green grade more often of course, due to my job as a quality coordinator for green coffee. This time however we got some gnarly coffee, with black beans, sour beans, a whole bunch of partial blacks...all defects that can negatively effect the taste of the coffee. Needless to say, we don't carry the coffee now.
» and of course, also more coffee brewed at home. A clever dripper filled with lovely Costa Ricaness, and unfortunately an espresso that did not become a cappuccino, as the milk went cheesy.
» We also got in some lovely Nicaragua Maragogype in the office; full of nuts, chocolate and lemon. These big beans look so lovely.
» July also meant holiday! I am currently still travelling through Scandinavia. We hit up Hamburg, Copenhagen and are currently in Stockholm. Want to see some pics of the different coffee bars? Check out the facebook albums 'fueled by coffee' on the Coffee Strides Facebook page.
Below a coffee bar we encountered. Nuff said.
» Quelle surprise, (oder darf ich 'Ueberraschung' sagen?) Playground coffee was just around the corner from our Airbnb in Hamburg. Sharing a space with Otto Hamburgers, the place was joyful and filled with good coffee and beautiful packaging. Keep an eye out for more in a later date post, coffee crawling through Hamburg.
Also in Copenhagen this amazing wooden sign at Kent Kaffe Laboratorium.
» Meanwhile in Copenhagen, trying to find places that are open (we weren't the only ones enjoying a summer break) and not the Coffee Collective, which is also awesome by the way, we found Copenhagen Coffee Lab. One word? Delicious.
Again, keep a look out for a Copenhagen Coffee Crawl.
» As of yesterday we are in Stockholm. This cinnamon bun with cardamom was as tasty as it looks. The Kenyan coffee was dark but great.
» Not only was the coffee good in Stockholm, the tea bar was amazing. The list of loose teas you can buy goes on forever and are available to buy from 50 grams up. Plus you may smell the teas before buying! Just great! Tomorrow we will explore more of Stockholm, hopefully with more inspiring coffee bars to fill another great Coffee Crawl post.
See you next month!
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