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18 maart 2015
The Incredible Journey of Coffee
For most of us, the only thing we see when we order a coffee is the final product. A nice fresh brew sitting in front of us to be enjoyed, analysed or simply just consumed.

We all know that the contents of that very cup has an origin, but where does it start? 

Guest blogger Tahn Matulessy explores the incredible journey of coffee. 
Written by Tahn Matulessy

I can’t believe another month’s gone by and it’s time to share some exciting coffee videos again!
 
For most of us, the only thing we get to see when we order a coffee is the final product. A nice fresh brew sitting on the table top in front of us, to be enjoyed, relished, analysed or simply just consumed.

We all know that the contents of that very cup has an origin, but where does it start?

 

The start of every cup of coffee


This month, I’ve tried to find videos that take you further back, behind the counter, to the roaster and onto the farm.
 
Disclaimer: as always, none of the videos are actually owned by me. Give the creators a like, to show and share the coffee love!

 

Specialty Coffee: The Pursuit of Deliciousness (by Thrash Lab)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lltlClnUdWo

A great video that depicts the art of roasting and cupping - two of many processes key to serving the best quality coffee to the customer. What I particularly love about the video is the amount of passion shown by these professionals.

 

Tim Wendelboe: Developing Green Coffee Quality (by Nordic Barista)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOLMP6FycHI  

I set out to find a video about the people who actually import green coffee. Having founded his own company Nordic Approach, the ever inspiring Tim Wendelboe ranks among the best. He talks about his perspective on developing green coffee quality. At 51 minutes, it’s quite a lengthy talk, but definitely worthwhile!

 

SPREAD Rwanda Speciality Coffee: Brewing Fresh Opportunity (by GLP Films)


https://vimeo.com/10193392

And here is where it starts, the farmers and their farms. SPREAD helped improve Rwandan farmers’ lives through providing things like washing stations and bikes, as well as quality control and education for farmers.
 
Like I said, our coffee travels a great deal before sitting in front of us. Hopefully this gave you an insight into that journey.
 
Thanks for reading (and watching).
 

Tahn Matulessy is a student and barista in Nijmegen, blogging at Cracking the Bean.

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