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The most recent April project, this Podcast features conversations about integrity, business and coffee with those that we believe to be some of the most relevant coffee professionals in the industry.

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The most recent April project, this Podcast features conversations about integrity, business and coffee with those that we believe to be some of the most relevant coffee professionals in the industry.

    Jean Heylen - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 10

    Jean Heylen - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 10

    Welcome to the Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast. A series investigating the impact of COVID-19 on various different levels of the coffee industry.

    Our final episode is with Jean Heylen, founder of Top of the Crop NV. Jean is a Belgian based green coffee distributor with many years of experience in the coffee industry.

    In this episode, Jean reveals his thoughts on the current state of the industry as well as reflecting on his experiences building his most recent business venture.

    You can find timestamps to each question covered in this episode below:

    2:24 - What was your initial reaction to COVID-19?
    10:40 - How has COVID-19 affected your plans for Top of the Crop
    17:53 - What challenges have you experienced during COVID-19?
    21:50 - What is the current condition of the coffee industry?
    28:43 - Will we see more diversity in specialty green coffee trading?
    34:52 - Is this an opportunity to redefine our approach to coffee?
    43:12 - Conclusions and closing discussion

    If you enjoyed this content, make sure to check out our Patreon as we have several different ways that you can join and support our community: www.patreon.com/patrikrolf

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    Podcast: @coffee-with-april
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    Email: patrikrolf@aprilcoffeeroastery.com / josephfisher@aprilcoffeeroastery.com

    Music by Andrew Blumhagen
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    @andrew-blumhagen
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    • 46 min
    Maxwell Colonnna-Dashwood - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 9

    Maxwell Colonnna-Dashwood - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 9

    Welcome to the Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast. A continuous series investigating the impact of COVID-19 on various different levels of the coffee industry.

    Our ninth episode is a conversation with Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood. Founder of Colonna Coffee and three-time UK Barista Champion.

    Having opened Colonna & Smalls in Bath in 2009, Colonna has gone on to expand the realms of his business to include a roastery, compostable coffee capsule production, and a more recent focus on water filtration equipment specifically designed to improve the quality of water for coffee brewing.

    You can find timestamps to each question covered in this episode below:

    2:32 - What was your initial reaction to COVID-19?
    6:05 - How has COVID-19 affected your various different projects?
    18:51 - How do you increase the diversity of your strategy?
    23:44 - What are your predictions for the near future?
    29:44 - Conclusions and closing discussion

    If you enjoyed this content, make sure to check out our Patreon as we have several different ways that you can join and support our community: www.patreon.com/patrikrolf

    Patreon enables us to work on projects such as this one, and we're very appreciative of your support which ensures that we can continue producing sponsor free media content.

    You can contact us or our collaborators using any of the channels below:

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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/aprilcoffeecph
    Webshop: aprilcoffeeroasters.com/
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlsOYZ8ZEam57EUCf3DKjg?
    Podcast: @coffee-with-april
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/patrikrolf
    Email: patrikrolf@aprilcoffeeroastery.com / josephfisher@aprilcoffeeroastery.com

    Music by Andrew Blumhagen
    andrew.blumhagen@gmail.com
    @andrew-blumhagen
    andrewblumhagen.bandcamp.com/album/vcf-…7I1Ka7MClE

    • 31 min
    Lem Butler - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 8

    Lem Butler - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 8

    Welcome to the Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast. A continuous series investigating the impact of COVID-19 on various different levels of the coffee industry.

    Our eighth episode (even though we may say seventh in the intro) is with Lem Butler. Lem is the Co-Founder of Black & White Coffee Roasters, based in North Carolina USA. Black & White was founded in 2017 alongside fellow coffee professional Kyle Ramage.

    In 2016, Lem was crowned the US Barista Champion and has been a huge influence on the American coffee competition culture.

    You can find timestamps to each question covered in this episode below:

    1:42 - What was your initial reaction to COVID-19?
    6:06 - How has COVID-19 affected turnover?
    15:12 - How has COVID-19 affected your private E-commerce?
    18:46 - What are the main lessons that you will take away from this experience?
    21:31 - What are your predictions for the near future?
    27:06 - Conclusions and closing discussion

    If you enjoyed this content, make sure to check out our Patreon as we have several different ways that you can join and support our community: www.patreon.com/patrikrolf

    Patreon enables us to work on projects such as this one, and we're very appreciative of your support which ensures that we can continue producing sponsor free media content.

    You can contact us or our collaborators using any of the channels below:

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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/aprilcoffeecph
    Webshop: aprilcoffeeroasters.com/
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlsOYZ8ZEam57EUCf3DKjg?
    Podcast: @coffee-with-april
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/patrikrolf
    Email: patrikrolf@aprilcoffeeroastery.com / josephfisher@aprilcoffeeroastery.com

    Music by Andrew Blumhagen
    andrew.blumhagen@gmail.com
    @andrew-blumhagen
    andrewblumhagen.bandcamp.com/album/vcf-…7I1Ka7MClE

    • 28 min
    Joanna Alm - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 7

    Joanna Alm - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 7

    Welcome to the Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast. A continuous series investigating the impact of COVID-19 on various different levels of the coffee industry.

    Our seventh episode is with Joanna Alm, managing director of Drop Coffee Roasters based in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Drop Coffee has been hugely influential, both in the Scandinavian coffee community as well as Internationally. Joanna has been crowned Swedish Roasting Champion on 3 separate occasions, placing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at the world championships.

    You can find timestamps to each question covered in this episode below:

    2:35 - What was your initial reaction to COVID-19?
    6:28 - What were your first actions and strategy?
    13:31 - Have you seen differing impacts between your roastery and cafe?
    18:45 - Will you continue with your current strategy?
    23:55 - How has COVID-19 affected your green coffee purchasing?
    28:41 - What are the key lessons that you will take away from this event?
    33:56 - Conclusions and closing discussion


    If you enjoyed this content, make sure to check out our Patreon as we have several different ways that you can join and support our community: www.patreon.com/patrikrolf

    Patreon enables us to work on projects such as this one, and we're very appreciative of your support which ensures that we can continue producing sponsor free media content.

    You can contact us or our collaborators using any of the channels below:

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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/aprilcoffeecph
    Webshop: aprilcoffeeroasters.com/
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlsOYZ8ZEam57EUCf3DKjg?
    Podcast: @coffee-with-april
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/patrikrolf
    Email: patrikrolf@aprilcoffeeroastery.com / josephfisher@aprilcoffeeroastery.com

    Music by Andrew Blumhagen
    andrew.blumhagen@gmail.com
    @andrew-blumhagen
    andrewblumhagen.bandcamp.com/album/vcf-…7I1Ka7MClE

    • 36 min
    Lisa Lawson - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 6

    Lisa Lawson - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 6

    Welcome to the Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast. A continuous series investigating the impact of COVID-19 on various different levels of the coffee industry.

    Our sixth episode is a conversation with Lisa Lawson, founder and owner of Dear Green Coffee Roasters in Glasgow.

    Lisa opened Dear Green in 2011, following an introduction to specialty coffee during a working holiday in Australia. Lisa is an SCA Authorised trainer, Q-Grader and a key contributor to the Glaswegian coffee community.

    You can find timestamps to each question covered in this episode below:

    2:23 - What was your initial reaction to COVID-19?
    6:09 - What was your first strategy during lockdown?
    11:23 - How successfully have you utilised e-commerce?
    17:30 - How would you describe your current situation?
    22:15 - How has COVID-19 affected your green coffee purchasing?
    30:48 - Do you anticipate a change to your wholesale/private output?
    35:46 - What are your expectations for the near future?
    44:13 - Conclusions and closing discussion

    If you enjoyed this content, make sure to check out our Patreon as we have several different ways that you can join and support our community: https://www.patreon.com/patrikrolf

    Patreon enables us to work on projects such as this one, and we're very appreciative of your support which ensures that we can continue producing sponsor free media content.

    You can contact us or our collaborators using any of the channels below:

    ***********************************

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aprilcoffeecph
    Webshop: https://aprilcoffeeroasters.com/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlsOYZ8ZEam57EUCf3DKjg?
    Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/coffee-with-april
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/patrikrolf
    Email: patrikrolf@aprilcoffeeroastery.com / josephfisher@aprilcoffeeroastery.com

    Music by Andrew Blumhagen
    andrew.blumhagen@gmail.com
    https://soundcloud.com/andrew-blumhagen
    https://andrewblumhagen.bandcamp.com/album/vcf-boi?fbclid=IwAR1PDDdujPgnH_PjDGs9Spjc37WpkhNnV3iLk6SxONgYUF6MZ7I1Ka7MClE

    • 46 min
    Nadine Rasch - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 5

    Nadine Rasch - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 5

    Welcome to the Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast. A continuous series investigating the impact of COVID-19 on various different levels of the coffee industry.

    Our fifth episode is a conversation with Nadine Rasch, founder, and director of Primavera Coffee. Nadine was born and raised in Guatemala, founding Primavera in 2013 (previously known as Third Wave Coffee Source Ltd) following studying and working in the UK.

    In 2016, Nadine opened La Central de Cafe, a sister exporting and processing business to enable vertical integration. Nadine is a certified Q grader and processor.

    You can find timestamps to each question covered in this episode below:

    2:37 - What was your initial reaction to COVID-19?
    4:35 - How have you experienced the effects thus far?
    7:16 - How did quarantine measures affect the harvest and export?
    11:35 - Has confidence increased since the initial outbreak?
    12:42 - Tell us more about your COVID-19 farmer relief fund
    17:31 - What have you learned from this experience thus far?
    19:16 - What are your expectations for the near future?
    26:15 - Conclusion and closing discussion

    If you would like to learn more about the COVID-19 Farmer Relief Fund mentioned in this podcast, please follow this link: https://primavera.coffee/coronavirus

    If you enjoyed this content, make sure to check out our Patreon as we have several different ways that you can join and support our community: https://www.patreon.com/patrikrolf

    Patreon enables us to work on projects such as this one, and we're very appreciative of your support which ensures that we can continue producing sponsor free media content.

    You can contact us or our collaborators using any of the channels below:

    ***********************************

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aprilcoffeecph
    Webshop: https://aprilcoffeeroasters.com/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlsOYZ8ZEam57EUCf3DKjg?
    Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/coffee-with-april
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/patrikrolf
    Email: patrikrolf@aprilcoffeeroastery.com / josephfisher@aprilcoffeeroastery.com

    Music by Andrew Blumhagen
    andrew.blumhagen@gmail.com
    https://soundcloud.com/andrew-blumhagen
    https://andrewblumhagen.bandcamp.com/album/vcf-boi?fbclid=IwAR1PDDdujPgnH_PjDGs9Spjc37WpkhNnV3iLk6SxONgYUF6MZ7I1Ka7MClE

    • 27 min

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