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Coffee with April Episode 7: How to build an internationally strong Coffee Roastery Brand with Joanna Alm Operational Manager at Drop Coffee

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Joanna Alm, Co-owner & Operational Manager at Drop Coffee    Introduction:  We met Joanna here in Copenhagen at our office. A few years back she took over Drop Coffee from its original founders and today she is a Co-owner and Operational Manager. It's an inspiring story about entrepreneurship, ambition, and competitions. Joanna has been very successful in both the Swedish and the World Roasting Championship and is currently preparing for another World Roasting Championship later this year.    In this Episode, we talk about:  - How she took over Drop Coffee  - The World Roasting Competition  - Entrepreneurship  - The importance of remaining true to your beliefs  - The "taste of Drop Coffee"  - How it is to run a Coffee...

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Coffee with April Episode 6: The story behind the Coffee Roastery and Coffee Shop Coffee Collective with Klaus Thomsen

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Klaus Thomsen, Co-founder of The Coffee Collective    Introduction:  We met up with Klaus in The Coffee Collective roastery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Just a few days before they opened up their fifth coffee shop and today they have over 50 employees. Their journey has been and continues to be an inspiration for us in this industry. It is a truly remarkable company. The Coffee Collective does a lot of things and yet manage to keep quality and attention to detail in every step.     Over the years they have become famous for their Direct Trade approach when it comes to sourcing and buying Green Coffee as well as their beautiful Coffee Shops, and Roastery.    In this conversation, we are...

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Coffee with April Podcast Episode 5: Discovering Istanbul's Finest Coffee Roastery Petra with Kaan Bergsen

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Kaan Bergsen, founder of Petra Roasting Co.    Introduction:  We met Kaan, founder and owner of the Petra Roasting Company at his roastery location in Istanbul, Turkey. One could make a full episode just describing that space, its truly something special (something you need to experience to understand).    Kaan is an entrepreneur with an eye and outstanding understanding for details. We believe that if Petra would have been located anywhere else in the world they would be on every once mind, similar to for example The Coffee Collective. Petra started out as a coffee shop today they have several Coffee Shops, a Coffee Roastery, Bakery, Kitchen and much more to come. They have shouldered the role of leading the way...

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Coffee with April Episode 4: The story behind Colin Harmon and his Coffee Empire 3FE

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Colin Harmon, founder of 3fe     Introduction:   We met Colin in Dublin, Ireland, actually Colin came to pick us up at the airport followed by a Coffee Shop sightseeing in the city and then a tour of his Coffee Roastery. You don't have to spend a lot of time with Colin to understand that the man is a genius. Not just because of 3fe or the fact that he is now also an author of a successful book - which is impressive in its own right -, but because how he keeps on growing as a person, his ability to learn, improve and elevate his company is a reflection of him.   He has done a fantastic journey from banker...

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Coffee with April Podcast Episode 3: Exploring some of the best Green Coffee from Guatemala with Exporter Nadine Rasch founder of Primavera Coffee

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 Nadine Rasch, founder of Primavera (Specialty Coffee producers from Guatemala) Introduction:  We met up with Nadine in London, during the London Coffee Festival earlier this year. She had just flown in from Guatemala City where she lives and runs Primavera, a green coffee exporter focusing exclusively on some of the best Guatemalan coffee you can find. We have had the pleasure of visiting coffee farms in Guatemala together with Nadine and that was a great experience. If you are interested in Green Coffee from Guatemala Nadine is the one you should talk to. In this conversation, we discuss how it was to set up a Green Coffee Export company, Coffee farming in Guatemala and a lot more. Our farmers are...

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Coffee with April Podcast Episode 2: How to build one of the most iconic Coffee Roastery Brands in the World with James Hoffmann Co founder of Square Mile

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James Hoffmann, Co-founder of Square Mile Coffee Roasters      Introduction:   We met up with James in London during the London Coffee Festival this year. And it just so happened to be that Square Mile Coffee Roasters had their 10th-year anniversary that same week. James does a lot of different things, most famous for being Co-founder of Square Mile Coffee Roasters. But he is a lot more going on, he is a writer, thinker, and influencer, sharing his thoughts and ideas both via his email list, books, and video journals.   What struck us the most when sitting down with him is that he has a lot more he wants to do, both within Squaremile and other projects. It is a fascinating and inspiring...

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Coffee with April Podcast Episode 1: The story behind the Worlds Best Coffee Roastery with Tim Wendelboe

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Tim Wendelboe, director & founder of Tim Wendelboe    Introduction:  We met up with Tim Wendelboe in his newly re-opened roastery space in Oslo, Norway. He had just started production roasting on his new Loring Smart Roast Machine (35kg Kestrel), renovated his coffee shop and returned back from one of his many yearly origin trips. Needless to say, Tim does a lot of things - we haven't even mentioned his own farm project, we will come to that later in the episode - but even so, he always makes time for quality control of their roasted coffee.  Tim and his team have been a big inspiration for us here at April since the very beginning. They have always been the one to...

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