Danish pride in quality and world class experiences
Denmark isn’t a place that’s bursting with coffee roasters but the ones that are there, are some of the best in the world. This edition brings together the best Danish talent, passion and dedication to creating truly excellent coffee.
April Coffee Roasters
After working at Da Matteo in Sweden and at Five Elephant in Berlin, Swedish born founder at April Coffee Roasters Patrik Rolf decided to start his own roastery in Copenhagen where he felt as his main source of inspiration in recent years. In Patrik’s words Copenhagen is “dynamic, quality-oriented, innovative and home to some of the best beverages and food in the world”.
April don’t compromise on quality and focus on how they can source better green coffee and produce roasts of the highest quality. Ever the perfectionist, Patrik enters competitions on the world stage regularly to learn and improve his skills all the time. April have won the Danish Roasting Championship in 2019 & the World Brewers Cup Silver Medal 2019.
This lot is called "Diamond Mountain", and is spread on two of the farms: Jaramillo & Cañas Verdes, surrounded by Gesha lots. Diamond Mountain offers a different flavour profile from the surrounding lots, with nuts, orange & biscuit character. Catuai is a cross between Mundo Novo & Caturra.
April Patrik's April brewer recipe
Dose: 12g - 200ml
Grind size: Medium grind
Water temp: 91°C
Total brew time: 2:30-3:30 minutes
1. 30g Circle Pour - 70g Center Pour (0:00)
2. 30g Circle Pour - 70g Center Pour (0:30)
Roastery, café and all-time awesome hang-out, Prolog is located in the heart of the bustling Meatpacking District on Vesterbro in the capital city of Denmark. Prolog Café was founded in March 2016 by Sebastian Quistorff and Jonas Gehl who is a two times Danish Barista Champion. The space was originally intended to be a temporary installation, but thanks to its success, the permanent bar has become one of the most popular places to drink specialty coffee in Copenhagen.
Prolog became B-corp in 2022 and has been making a sustainability report every year to ensure transparency in coffee purchase and also to achieve their all time goal: to give their customers a better coffee experience.
This Roble Negro coffee comes from producer Jorge Vasquéz. His coffee farm, Finca Cedral Alto, is located in the town of Aserrí in Costa Rica’s Tarrazú region about 45 minutes outside of the capital of San José.
The name Roble Negro means “black oak” and Cedral Alto means “high cedar grove”. These names indicate the importance of trees, forestation, and environmental preservation to Jorge and his coffee production.
The farm is filled with natural springs and freshwater sources, which the forested areas protect and keep clean, and is situated at the transition between the Pacific side of the country and the Central Valley region, spanning 1750–2000 meters above sea level.
To say that Coffee Collective are pioneers is somewhat of an understatement. Three coffee professionals, Casper Engel Rasmussen, 2016 World Barista Champion Klaus Thomsen and Peter N. Dupont came together and started Coffee Collective back in 2007 and from the outset has been one of the key companies that helped shape the specialty coffee industry as we know it today.
As certified B Corp, they source coffee directly from the farmer for two principle reasons: To guarantee they get the best green beans, and to make sure the farmer is rewarded for the high quality coffee.
Karimikui factory is part of the Rungeto Society cooperative consisting of 850 small farmers and managed by Zablon Kamongo. Established in 1997, this cooperative is known for producing exceptional high quality. Coffee Collective have visited this factory for the last couple of years and they've been very impressed by the performance on the cupping table.
After being picked by the small shareholders (farmers), their cherries are brought to the Karimikui factory for processing. They are then sorted, depulped and then fermented overnight before being thoroughly washed and graded. From here, they are dried on raised beds for 8 - 14 days.
Clever Coffee Roasters
The small town of Odder, located 20 km south of Aarhus is where Clever Coffee has been based since 2014. It all started when co-founder Lars Frello was roast coffee in his garage selling only to family and coffee friends in the evenings after his 9-5 job. This hobby turned into a business when he partnered with his good friend Lindy Brogaard.
Today Clever Coffee is also a B-corp certified company and is focused on creating a positive impact whilst roasting delicious coffee. They trade directly with farmers and even pay them a extra to help develop their businesses into a responsible direction.
Coffee production in Uganda has in the last couple of years seen a riveting development and continues to show potential. Especially the coffees from the district of Bulambuli have shown quite interesting complexity. This coffee grows near the Kenyan Border on Mt. Elgon. The terrain and climatic conditions are ideal for specialty coffee production.
Mt. Elgon area offers a combination of great soil, altitude, the SL14 and SL28 varieties as well as having no history with robusta production. These circumstances might give you a better understanding as to why these coffees are of great quality despite the district's short history of specialty coffee production. Clever paid 175% of the market price for this particular coffee.