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Posted October 7th, 2012 by wolfram with 1 Comment

Today we are able to prepare espresso better than ever before. In my previous post I was talking about pressure profiling, which has a huge impact on what you can extract from your coffee. While playing around with pressure profiling and extraction in general I was also playing around with specific roast profiles for my coffees lately. The results were remarkable. Instead of balancing out all taste attributes during roasting I could focus more on aroma development since I was able to create the overall balance during drink preparation. I will get back to this topic in a later post in more detail. While being amazed like a child several thoughts rushed into my mind to whom I dedicate this post.

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WBC 2011 Signature Drink

Posted October 9th, 2011 by wolfram with 1 Comment

Since I am back from Bogota I have been too busy to write another blog entry. Since preparation for the next national competition is already ramping up it is about time to publish the final bits of information according to my national and WBC performances this year. Lets start with the signature drink.

Creating a signature drink can be a quite frustrating thing. Nevertheless, as more as you understand your coffee and aroma pairing in genral the better it gets. The signature drink that I created for this years German Barista Championship and the World Barista Championship had one major aspect in mind: simplicity. Showcasing the greatness of coffee without using  many ingredients. The goal was to let the coffee speak for itself and to present a complex and diverse drink.

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WBC 2011 – The Movie

Posted June 16th, 2011 by wolfram with 2 Comments

Tom, Tom, Björn and me captured our trip to Bogota on tape and took a load of pictures as well. We made a movie out of this that can be found on vimeo: WBC 2011 trip to Bogota

Enjoy!

WBC Competition Schedule

Posted May 26th, 2011 by wolfram with 1 Comment

The schedule of the WBC competition has been released to all national champions. I uploaded it so you can download it here. My slot for the pre-round is on the second day (3rd of June), starting 5th. Please bear in mind that the times given are local time in Bogota, which is -7 hours to CET.

Will publish more information as it becomes available.

Sponsoring durch Mahlkönig

Posted May 9th, 2011 by wolfram with 2 Comments

Die Teilnahme an der Barista Weltmeisterschaft stellt mich vor einige logistische Herausforderungen. Auf meiner Liste der Dinge, die ich für die Meisterschaft benötige, stehen fast 100 Positionen, in Summe macht das knapp 290 Einzelteile. Das die Weltmeisterschaft dieses Jahr in Bogota, Kolumbien, ausgetragen wird, macht die Vorbereitung nicht leichter. Eine Position auf meiner Liste hat mich vor besondere Herausforderungen gestellt: meine Mühlen.

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German Barista Champion 2011

Posted April 18th, 2011 by wolfram with 3 Comments

Even if you put much effort into something, finally achieving a goal sometimes feels weird. To make it short: I won the national German Barista Championship 2011 and will have the honor to represent Germany at the World Barista Championship in Bogota at the beginning of June. There is still a lot to do till then, many things to reconsider, to change, to adapt. But that is part of the game, and I like it.

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Hail to Barista Competitions

Posted February 20th, 2011 by wolfram with No Comments

There are many things for whom I am thankful about barista competitions. The comradery is unbeaten, on every event you get to know more and more people and the best thing is: they are from around the world. Thanks to Facebook and twitter you can stay in touch throughout the year until the next “gathering” is just a stone’s throw away. But this is not what I want to bring to your attention here.

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Deutsche Barista-Meisterschaft 2011

Posted January 9th, 2011 by wolfram with No Comments

Die nächste Runde der Deutschen Meisterschaften ist eingeläutet. Die Anmeldung ist ab sofort unter www.scae-deutschland.de möglich. Die Meisterschaften in den einzelnen Disziplinen finden vom 15. bis 17. April 2011 in Hamburg statt.

Wer unseren Vorbereitungen für unsere Teilnahme an der Deutschen Meisterschaft folgen möchte, kann dies unter www.radical-coffee.de tun. Wir teilen auch dieses Jahr wieder unsere Gedanken im Vorfeld der Meisterschaft mit Euch. Wer Fragen hat oder sich austauschen möchte, soll sich bei uns melden.

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DBC 2010 Scoresheets

Posted October 2nd, 2010 by wolfram with 1 Comment

Ich wollte meine Scoresheets von der Deutschen Baristameisterschaft schon viel früher veröffentlichen. Collin Harmon hat mich mit seinem Beitrag nun wieder daran erinnert, er hat seine Scoreshets von der Weltmeisterschaft veröffentlicht.

Dem Beispiel von Collin sind noch andere gefolgt, aktuell finden sich folgende Scoresheets online:

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Signature-Drink DBC 2010

Posted June 20th, 2010 by wolfram with 1 Comment

Folgend möchte ich Euch das Rezept zu meinem Signaturedrink geben, den ich dieses Jahr bei der Deutschen Baristameisterschaft verwendet habe. In das Getränk sind zahlreiche Überlegungen eingeflossen, aus der molekularen Küche und aus dem Bereich Foodpairing. Besonders wichtig ist es, den Charakter des verwendeten Kaffees zu unterstützen und diesen nicht mit Fremdaromen und Geschmackseindrücken zu überladen.

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