Welcome to the March coffee-box

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It has been a true pleasure to share this past year with you - a whole year full of great coffee, new roasters and meaningful brewing experiences.  For our last edition of the coffee-box we present: - Calendar Coffee from Galway in Ireland - Keen Coffee Roasters from Utrecht in the Netherlands As always you can read more about these roasters and the coffee by clicking on their names. Enjoy the read, and the coffee ;)

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March Part 1: Calendar Coffee, Ireland

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Finally - our first international roastery has made us a visit! Calendar Coffee from Galway in Ireland, with huge focus on seasonality and coffee freshness are the first featured roastery for the March month - and damn, you can feel it in the cup.  Here you can read a giving interview with Zarah Lawless, one of the founders of Calendar Coffee:   Who are you guys that founded Calendar Coffee and how did you meet? - We are Zarah and Dan, co-founders of Calendar Coffee, established in 2018. We met back in 2015 when we both worked for Workshop Coffee in London. Dan was working as Head Roaster in the production department and Zarahwas Front of House Manager of their Clerkenwell Cafe....

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March Part 2: Keen Coffee Roasters

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 We now move onto Keen Coffee Roasters from Utrecht in the Netherlands - a roastery started by two friends Bonne and Rob with vast experience in coffee and very keen on sharing it with others. Their friendliness matches their coffee very well, and we are excited to feature them. Meet Bonne in this short interview:  Who are you guys that founded Keen and how did you first meet?  - I started Keen with Rob 6 years ago, back then we were friends for 5 years and met each other in a coffeebar in Utrecht. Our coffee adventure started when a local student association asked us to serve coffee during the opening of the new college year, we served coffee to around 1000 students and...

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Welcome to the February coffee-box

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So by now you know that this will be our almost-last coffee-box, and for this month of February we have chosen to partner up with two roasters that are young and dynamic, and are delivering excellent quality coffee in an unpretentious and fun way. A bit like we hope to do.  FRUKT founded by Samuli in 2018 in the small town of Turku, Finland and Wide Awake, founded by Rutger and Senina in 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.    Click the links bellow to access the giving interviews with the roasters as well as extra information about the coffees, and how to best brew them. - FRUKT - Wide Awake Coffee Roasters As always, if you have any feedback or ideas, we would...

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February Part 1: FRUKT, Turku, Finland

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For the month of February we are accompanied by a fellow nordic roaster. FRUKT from Turku in Finland, founded by Samuli Pääkkönen in 2018.  Not only being generally a super nice guy, Samuli is also really driven and quality-focused. Having worked as a roaster at one of the most famous specialty-coffee roasteries Coffee Collective in Denmark, he strives for an authentic experience with his coffees.  Get to know Samuli and the coffees roasted by him. If you just want to get to the brewing recipes - scroll to the end of the article - although this is such a great read that I don't think you'd like to miss out on it!     How did you get into coffee?...

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February Part 2: Wide Awake, Brussels

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There is no better way than to continue this month than with Wide Awake from Brussels in Belgium. Wide Awake was founded in 2019 by Rutger & Senina after a chance encounter in London. Bonding over coffee, music and a love for the wonderful chaos that is Brussels, Wide Awake was born as a passion project.  Who are you guys that founded Wide Awake and how did you first meet?  - We are Rutger & Senina. We founded Wide Awake in 2019 after a chance encounter in London. I (Rutger) wanted to open a roastery in Brussels and was doing Roaster training in London. I met Senina at a cupping event organized by Caffeine Magazine. We immediately bonded over coffee, music...

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Welcome to the January coffee-box

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2022 is finally here, with that comes a little hope that life may return to somewhat normal again.  To celebrate new begins, we have partnered up with two new roasters that shows us how being new can mean making things differently, for the better. Rozali, founded in Berlin by David Rozali in the middle of a pandemic, demonstrates a quality, resilience and a down to earth attitude not found in many. While Tane Coffee Collective from Leuven, a cooperative founded by six very different individuals shines a light on how one can do business as a collective, roasting beautiful and bright coffee.  Click the links bellow to access the giving interviews with the roasters as well as extra information about...

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January Part 1: Rozali, Berlin

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David Rozali, was born in Yogyakarta (Central Java) and grew up in a small town on the eastern side of Indonesia, called Kupang. With the many turns that life takes, David ended up falling in love with specialty-coffee, and enthusiastically pursuing it.  With a past engrained in specialty-coffee, from becoming a Q-grader, to being Head Roaster at one of Berlin's most famous roasteries The Barn, David had a yearning to open up his own roastery.   Thankful that he did, as otherwise we would not have gotten the chance the taste his incredible coffee nor get to know him.  Get to know Rozali, and the featured coffee below. :) --- Hej David, first and foremost, thank you so much for being a part...

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January Part 2: Tane Coffee Collective,

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Tane Coffee Collective, founded in 2020 in the middle of a pandemic, is a roastery that in its relatively short life has already had to adapt and readapt multiple times. Their coffee is truly delicious and beautifully roasted, so lucky us that they are going strong.  Meet Dick, one of the founders of Tane Coffee Collective, and read more about their journey.   ---   Thank you so much for being a part of the Swerl Coffee Club.  Who are you guys that founded Tane? - We originally founded the company with 6 people with different backgrounds - from a professor in chemistry, a satellite engineer, and a flight leader in Brussels airport to the former head roaster of the Barn...

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December Part 1: elbgold, Hamburg

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Elbgold, one of the first roasters in Hamburg to roast specialty-coffee as well as trade directly with coffee producers, started already in 2004. It was the interest and passion for coffee of the couple Annika Taschinski and Thomas Kliefoth that brought it to life, and that it made elbgold grow to what it is today: a roastery deeply involved in the whole process of coffee-production.  In this short interview you will get to know elbgold and what they stand for. Please brew a cup (for recipes scroll down) , and enjoy!   Who started Elbgold and what is their background? When and how did Elbgold start? - Elbgold was founded in December 18th 2004 by Annika Taschinski, a former PR agent and...

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