AD – COOPERATION – COMPETITION
First of its kind
I think it’s great to be up close with new projects, especially when the final product is convincing and there is an exciting story to tell. Camping Coffee is exactly that. But let’s start from the beginning.
How it all started …
I’ve known Julio for 3 years. We met at the Berlin School of Coffee at the Berlin Coffee Festival in 2017. At the time, I wanted to open a coffee shop with coffee preparation and recipes from all over the world. Julio offered me to create and roast my own Bunaa Signature Coffee. I thought that was a great idea. Two years later, Julio is still working at Touton, a specialty green coffee importer. He has a customer from Serbia visiting. While they having a walk through Hamburg they were passing Le Vélo, a shop that restores bicycles between 1880 and 1950 by hand, owned by Bosnian Senad. Julio knows Senad and knows he has good coffee from a Hamburg roastery. So they decide to go inside to have a chat among compatriots with a good cup of coffee. But why doesn’t Senad have his own brand of coffee?
It took Julio a year before he left Touton and made his first coffee cupping with Senad to create his very own signature coffee. Senad wants to have classic espresso in a modern way he wants to call “Camping Coffee”. So Julio brings 10 coffees to choose from for Senads first coffee cupping. In the end, an incredibly delicious coffee blend is the result:
- 50% farm coffee from Brazil, hand-picked, natural processed, Arabica varieties: Mundo Nuevo, Catuai and Caturra
- 30% Indian Parchment Canephora (Robusta), washed
- 20% Kenyan peaberry, washed, Arabica varieties: SL21 and SL34
So that the Robusta from India does not dominate the coffee, Julio had all the beans roasted together (pre-blend) – so the beans stay a little lighter.
The coffee comes in a turquoise-colored packaging with a zipper and aroma valve and all information about the origin and taste profile of the coffee: milk chocolate, cocoa nibs, cherries, velvety with the sweetness of marshmallows and longlasting.
I was thrilled to try the coffee: A little taste bomb, not too dark, not too fruity for an espresso and still strong enough if you mix with milk.
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Why Camping Coffee?
Senad has restored a camper and converted it into a coffee mobile. When you are in Hamburg in the Kaufmannshaus an der Großen Bleiche 31, 20354 Hamburg, you can enjoy the premium blend as espresso, cappuccino and Co. on a bike that has been converted into a bar. Those who would like to try the coffee at home can take part in the raffle.
Comment on the raffle post on my Instagram profile, under the article here or the raffle post on the Instagram profile of Camping Coffee by September 30, 2020, why you absolutely want to try the coffee. The three most creative commentators will receive a 250 g package of camping coffee. You can find the conditions of participation here.
… to be continued
You can look forward to the next signature coffee from Julio. If you have a shop or café of your own that is only missing your own coffee brand, you can also contact Approved Coffee directly.