DO YOU OFFER WORKSHOPS?
Yes, we organise workshops for both businesses and individuals at our location at Kerkstraat 96, Amsterdam.
We hold workshops every Wednesday and Friday in basic espresso skills, grinding techniques and latte art. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of your staff, desired workshop and time of day. Don’t yet have an account with us? No problem! Email us at email@example.com and we’ll invite you to come in, taste our coffee and get to know us.
Our School of Coffee organises workshops for coffee lovers. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or keep an eye on our social media pages.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR COFFEE OR THE EQUIPMENT?
Just drop us a line at email@example.com and we’ll try and help you – or sign up to one of our workshops.
WOULD YOU LIKE FEEDBACK ON YOUR COFFEE?
Yes please! We're always curious to hear what you think about our coffee and service – positive or negative. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or review and rate us on Facebook.
DO YOU SELL ESPRESSO AND FULLY-AUTOMATIC MACHINES?
Yes, we stock the following brands: La Marzocco, Synesso, Kees van der Westen, Vibiemme, Pavoni and JURA. Email us at email@example.com telling us what you’re looking for and we’ll get in touch with you.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAIR TRADE AND DIRECT TRADE?
This social movement which began in the 1960s made the world aware that coffee farmers were being underpaid. They were committed to giving them a Fairtrade Minium Price for their coffee. However, farmers must pay to be certified – and only cooperatives can apply (not small independent farms). And even then, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the workers who produce the coffee receive any of the extra money. Finally, Fairtrade certification isn’t based on the quality of the coffee – but on the commodity. To them, coffee is 'just' coffee.
This cuts out the middleman – i.e. Fairtrade organisations. Farmers receive at least 40% more money than their Fairtrade counterparts which gives them the opportunity to (re)invest in knowledge and equipment. It benefits them, nature, the environment – and boosts the quality of their coffee. Direct Trade also works well because it builds trusting and respectful relationships between the farmer and importer – or roaster. That’s why we only work with partners who trade coffee in this way.
WHAT IS OPERATION CHERRY RED?
This small project is on a mission to improve the quality of the coffee in a number of places including Ethiopia, Cape Verde and Indonesia. Amongst other things, our supplier – Trabocca BV – invests in equipment and education for the farmers. The goal is to inspire farmers to pick only the reddest, ripest coffee cherries. If a coffee achieves a certain number of points during quality tests and trials (held both in Ethiopia and Amsterdam), the farmers receive a premium or bonus.
WHERE DO YOU SERVE BOCCA?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a list.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Our café-store-workshop space is at Kerkstraat 96 in Amsterdam. Drop by any day of the week for a cup of coffee and cake. Check out our range of coffees – including special editions. And take a look at the accessories we offer.
Our roastery and office is located at De Regge 37 in Dronten, about an hour’s drive away from Amsterdam. It’s where we roast and package our coffee. We don’t serve coffee here, but you’re always welcome to pop in during the week and buy a bag of coffee beans (cash only).