At Amsterdam Roasters we offer barista basics workshops for you as our (future) coffee bean customers. These workshops are also great for teambuilding with your colleagues!
We will explain what a well made espresso consist of. An introduction in freshly roasted coffee beans and their origin. Understand the variables that determine the extraction time of your espresso drink. For example setting the grinder (‘dialing in’) and tamping the ground coffee correctly. We will convince you of cleaning your tools & equipment vigorously.
When time allows the first steps in steaming the milk will be tought to create a silky micro-foam needed for smooth texture in a cappuccino and eventually latte art.
What will you learn?
Duration: 2,5 tot 3 uur
introduction in specialty coffee beans
understanding what extraction time does with the taste of your espresso
learning by doing
setting the grinder
tamping coffee correctly
extracting the espresso in the correct time (25 sec as starting reference)
From 1 November 2019, 30ml Coffee Roasters will join Amsterdam Roasters – Coffee Collective.
30ml Coffee Roasters will establish office at Amsterdam Roasters in Amsterdam North and will use the facilities and coffee roasters to roast the specialty coffees for their franchise companies. Frans Kooijman, CEO: “The reason for 30ml to join Amsterdam Roasters is because of the collaboration possibilities, sharing knowledge with the other members and use of the professional (coffee roasting) facilities.”
30ML COFFEE ROASTERS 30ml Coffee Roasters is the only true specialty coffee & food franchise concept with 9 successful franchise locations in Utrecht (4 locations), Rotterdam (2 locations), Amersfoort, Leiden and Hoorn by the end of 2019. Further franchisee growth is foreseen in the Netherlands to become the largest specialty coffee concept.
For 2020, 30ml Coffee Roasters is looking for Master Franchise opportunities in Belgium and Germany. A master franchise is a franchising contract in which the master franchisor (the owner of the brand name) hands over the control of the franchising activities in a specified territory to a person or entity, called the “master franchisee”.
AMSTERDAM ROASTERS Amsterdam Roasters was founded in 2017 by Corine Schmal & Arnoud Aalbersberg. Located in Amsterdam-North in a beautiful industrial space at the IJ waterfront, combining co-roasting space, co-working space, multi-roaster cafe, state of the art cupping lab & brew room, storage facilities for green / roasted beans & SCA training facilities. So far the following companies have joined our collective: subscription coffee company Wakuli, specialty green coffee company The Coffee Quest and Amsterdam Coffee Lab, an SCA certified training center and several co-roasting companies. Arnoud Aalbersberg, co-founder: “We welcome 30ml Coffee Roasters to our collective as this unique franchise concepts completes our in-house specialty coffee collective.”
For more information about 30ml Coffee Roasters, (master) franchisee opportunities, contact Frans Kooijman at email@example.com
Since April 2019 we have a true Canadian coffee lover under our roof starting up a new and cool coffee brand: Dak Coffee Roasters. Louis-Philippe is a great guy and a valuable addition to our family of coffee co-roasters.
We are happy to say “welcome” to Wakuli, an innovative platform that fits our beliefs to optimize the revenue stream for the specialty coffee farmers. Wakuli is a start-up soon to be scale-up that offers coffee subscriptions to coffee lovers.
More information on this awesome initiative: www.wakulimarket.com
Yorick Bruins, co-founder Wakuli: “We want to change the coffee industry by enabling you, the coffee drinker and conscious consumer, to buy your coffee directly from farmers in Tanzania and Ethiopia.”
March 2nd 2019 we have organized our first coffee collective event at Amsterdam Roasters. The participants had a great time while have a true specialty coffee experience.
Arnoud, co-founder of Amsterdam Roasters, welcomed everybody at an early hour (8:00 AM) and explained what Amsterdam Roasters is all about. There was a (healthy) breakfast to lay the foundation for a lot of coffee.
Then the workshops started:
The first part was about green coffee. Explained by Friso of the Coffee Quest – direct trade coffee importers
Most people don’t know that coffee beans are green
Where does coffee originate from
How are we different in buying green coffee
What we to do contribute to the lives of coffee farmers
The second part was about Coffee Cupping (tasting and selecting roasted coffee)
Introduction to coffee cupping by our SCA certified trainer
Coffee cupping explained (how to “slurp”!)
Selecting your favorite coffee out of up to 10 coffees
The third part was the exciting part! Roasting your favorite specialty coffee
Coffee roasting is an art. Our participant where explained what it is all about.
Roasting process explained
Sample roasters explained
Roasting your favorite coffee under supervision
The fun part was that everybody took home a bag of self-roasted coffee!
Wouter Brunia, one of the most skilled and passionate SCA trainers in The Netherlands will join the Amsterdam Roasters Coffee Collective. A state of the Art Cupping Lab has been built for cupping and testing coffees. Also a brew-room (April 2019) will be ready that will have all kinds of coffee preparation methods available for testing.
Amsterdam Coffee Lab will also host all specialty coffee related workshops / certified SCA education. Wouter, founder of Amsterdam Coffee Lab: ” We can offer all modules of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Coffee Skills Program (CSP): Introduction to Coffee, Brewing, Barista Skills, Sensory Skills, Green Coffee and Roasting. Study for your SCA Coffee Diploma. Also we can offer home barista and latte art workshops at Beginner and Advanced level. Latte art also at Competition level!”
January 1st 2019 the Coffee Quest moved in! One of our 1st floor offices is now occupied. Welcome to the Coffee Quest team! You will have an amazing view while working at the same time 😉
The Coffee Quest
Michiel, co-founder the Coffee Quest: “As a green coffee importer, our vision is the creation a shortened and transparent supply chain, built in collaboration with farmers and roasters alike, with a strong focus on quality excellence. Here at Amsterdam Roasters a strong collective is in the making for the Dutch Specialty Coffee scene.”
The Coffee Quest works with producers from eight countries in Latin America and Africa, being particularly focused on our sourcing in the Americas. In Medellin (Colombia), our partner Ronald de Hommel operates The Medellin Office, where they specialize in directly sourcing high quality and socially respectful coffees. In The Netherlands office, Friso, Elisabeth and Michiel are always ready to help you with your green coffee needs and to advise and facilitate the organization of your direct trade. Stephen Levene is one of our main green coffee buyers, and is also responsible for The Coffee Quest USA.
Dolce Alchemia is co-roasting at Amsterdam Roasters. Joshua (USA) has many years experience in coffee roasting and high level skills in equipment maintenance, repairs and upgrades. As soon as Joshua will have his own place our ways will part again. This is also Amsterdam Roasters. Providing help en collaboration when needed!
update September 1st 2019: Joshua moved out as he found a fantastic vintage, coffee pallets fueled coffee roaster! Goodbye and all the best!