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!
We are excited about welcoming you to be part of the first co-roasting hub in Amsterdam, no in the Netherlands! Come roast your green beans at our site. Share knowledge with others, have fun in the meantime. We facilitate three coffee roasters and packing/ sealing space as well as storage space for your green beans and/or your roasted beans. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment for a first – free – trial. See you soon, with warm regards, Corine & Arnoud