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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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December Part 2: 80plus, Barcelona

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The second roastery that will make us company this Christmas is 80plus. This is a roastery that we first got to try at a coffee-bar in Lisbon in 2019 and that we have been longing to drink again since then. 80plus is founded by Jordi in Barcelona, inspired by the gastronomical scene in Barcelona and deeply engrained in coffee, he is the third generation working with coffee in the family.  This is truly a micro-roastery, with a team of three working full time. We had the pleasure to speak with Anete, the Head Buyer of Green Coffee, Sensory Trainer and certified Arabica Q-grader.  Here you can get to know 80plus.   ---   Can you tell us a bit more about you,...

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Welcome to the December coffee-box

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Snow is falling, jingle bells are ringing and the December coffee-box has arrived. Cliché? We think so too. For the December coffee-box we have partnered up with the roastery Elbgold from Hamburg that has been going strong since 2004, and 80plus from Barcelona, a slightly younger roastery but with a path deeply engrained in coffee. These two present some extraordinary coffees that we are very much looking forward to sharing with you.  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. - Elbgold - 80plus   If you would need any extra advice on brewing or would like to tip us about a roaster you'd...

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Welcome to the November coffee-box

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Wow, can the coffee-box get any better? When we thought we would not be able to top up Manhattan Coffee Roasters and MOK Coffee Roasters from the October coffee-box, so comes along MAN VS MACHINE from Munich, and Three Marks Coffee from Barcelona.   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. MAN VS MACHINE  Three Marks Coffee - MAN VS MACHINE would even like to offer a little extra discount to purchases made by you in their own webshop. Use the code swerl_coffee_club_11 for 11% discount at https://mvsm.coffee until the 31st of December 2021. -    If you would need any advice on brewing...

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November Part 1: MAN VS MACHINE, Munich

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MAN VS MACHINE from Munich was founded in 2014 in Munich by Marco and Cornelia Mehrwald with a clear ambition to roast only the best coffee, and being almost too progressive for the coffee-scene back then.  Now MVSM, has an established name and their coffees are served in all kinds of settings, including the coolest coffee-bars around and even Michelin star restaurants.  In this short interview you will get to know them and their philosophy, and be able to develop a deep appreciation for their art. Sit back and enjoy.   You are two co-founders, who also happen to be a couple, did you both have experience in coffee from before?  - Only one of us worked in a café...

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November Part 2: Three Marks Coffee, Barcelona

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Moving onto Three Marks Coffee. Founded by Marco, Marco and Marc (who else?) Three Marks coffee came together when Marco De Rebotti and Marc Aguyé met while working at the renowned NØMAD Coffee Roaster in Barcelona, and Marco Paccagnella was a client there. Their wish was to create a unique and friendly place, serving really amazing coffee.  Meet one of the Marco's. ;)   You guys have a sort of a funny story when it comes to how you met each other. Can you tell us more about yourselves and how you decided to open up your own place? - We met in Barcelona, in a specialty coffee-shop. Two of us were already working in this industry, and one was a...

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Welcome to October coffee-box

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This month we are thrilled over sharing our tasty findings and the story about the interesting people behind it. October coffee-box includes our favourites from Manhattan Coffee Roasters from Rotterdam and MOK Coffee Roasters from Brussels.  Click the links bellow to access the giving interviews with the roasters as well as extra information about the coffees. Manhattan Coffee Roasters  MOK Coffee Roasters   If you would need any advice on brewing or would like to tip us about a roaster you'd like to see in a coming coffee-box, we would love to hear from you at coffee@swerl.se  We wish a great month and happy brewing! / Daniel & Beatriz   

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