Do Hyung Soo: You brew, I guide

5 Brewing has become one of my favourite coffee shops in Seoul. It’s the high level of hospitality and the consistent great brewing of coffee that makes me come back every time. It is Do Hyung Soo who is the driving force behind 5 Brewing using his personal motto: YouRead More →

Filtro Front Den Haag

This blog can be considered as a follow-up to my previous Dutch-based blog about De Koffiemolen Alkmaar. In that blog I mentioned their Barista, Cilia, and she gave a tip for my next blog. She pointed out that, if I was ever to be in the city of The Hague,Read More →

Bicky and Brew Singapore

When I woke up today I wanted a bit of sunshine and a good cup of coffee. Too bad the weather was overcast and the threat of rain hung in the air. Just when I was about to order a coffee at the hotel bar, I remembered my colleague tellingRead More →

Singapore Barista Trail 20-8-2017

Today I started down the path of the Singapore Barista Trail; a path where I take you to the first three great coffee shops. Singapore is a city with opportunities and wealth. Never in my life have I seen so many Ferrari’s, Bentley’s and Lamborghini’s in one spot (well, maybeRead More →

Berg Wu Chasing the champion

When I saw my schedule and it said that I was going to Taipei, I could only think of one thing: “That’s the city where the 2016 Barista champion Berg Wu lives. I have got to meet up with him!” When I arrived in Taipei I already knew that theRead More →

Tazza Caffe

Tazza Caffe: Don’t look for love, look for coffee. When I got Pietro Del Sante Blok’s first whatsapp in the middle of the night I was a bit confused. Here was a stranger who contacted me to ask me if I would be so kind as to visit his coffeeRead More →

Coffee Attendant Italian Coffee Culture Duomo

Blog: Italian Coffee Culture at war. It always feels special to visit Italy. Be it Rome, Venice or Milan; somehow Italy always knows to captivate me with it’s rich history, beautiful people and the many sub-cultures it upholds. Italian Coffee Culture as a pillar Catenaccio (a soccer tactic), the iconicRead More →

Coffee Attendant Bastarda Cafe Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro: Friendly people in a brutal city. Rio de Janeiro is one of the more iconic city’s in the world. Corcovado (the statue of Jesus Christ), the Copacabana beach and the Sugar Loaf mountain are three things that easily pop into your mind when you think of thisRead More →

Coffee Attendant Barista Origen Coffee Roasters

The Rockstar Life of a Barista How many of you have had the opportunity to meet up with idols like Max Verstappen, Andy Murray or John Legend? I think it is safe to say that of all the people reading this, not one has ever even been in the vincinityRead More →

Coffee Attendant Benny Wong Hong Kong

Taking coffee to a higher level. After the interesting trip to Lima, Peru it was now time to fly back to Hong Kong again. As always I planned my coffee hotspot search in advance and I really wanted to visit The Cupping Room this time. The Cupping Room has fourRead More →