News / Joanna Alm

  • Tips for the Coffee Roasting Championship

    I represented Sweden in the World Coffee Roasting Championships last week in Rimini. Previous years I have placed second, third and fourth and there was no secret I wanted to bring home the gold to Sweden this time. I did not achieve that. A week after the competition, I am proud of my performance and that I gave myself the foundations to potentially do well in the World Coffee Roasting Championships.  I spent a lot of time preparing for the WCRC this year, in particular last few months. I practiced on the competition machine, studied green coffee defects, practiced the full run through to find...

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  • Visit from Hunkute, Sidama Union

    We're now releasing the coffee from Hunkute from Sidama Union in Ethiopia. It's a coffee we've been working with for many years and visited several times together with our green coffee source in Ethiopia, Nordic Approach. A few days back we had Tsegaye Anebo, manager of Sidama Union. At the top there is some picture, taken by our head of retail Jesper Hedlund. We were roasting the very first batch of Hunkute together and had a meeting about the general updates and the future. At the bottom of the blog you'll find the information about this years crop from Hunkute that is being released today.  ...

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  • Interview, Smart Girls Make Coffee

    A few words from Joanna Alm in Smart Girls Make Coffee, supporting and promoting women in coffee.  http://smartgirlsmakecoffee.tumblr.com/post/146603242750/joannaalm  

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  • Roasting Philosophy, Nordic Roasters Forum

    Figured we hadn't posted the video from the Nordic Roaster Forum November 2015 in Copenhagen just yet. The talk is not perfect at all, however it sums up alot about our roasting philosophy.  As said in the beginning, knowledge in coffee roasting is developing so quickly and all we can promise year after year is that we're consistently trying to create a better cup of coffee.  Giving this talk, we did not yet have a reader for exhausted temperature and currently we're looking into consistent airflow. However, the philosophy is staying the same: a coffee with a clear taste profile with a lot...

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  • 4th in the World Coffee Roasting Championship 2016, Shanghai

    I just placed forth in the World Coffee Roasting Championship in Shanghai, China.  Placing third in the world in the world in 2014 (Rimini) and second in the world 2015 (Gothenburg) the expectations were very high. However, this is nothing we're disappointed in at all. This is actually the best competition I've done so far. I was super happy with how I presented the single (Panama), reminding of strawberry lemonade and citric. The blend I created with 80% Santuario from Cauca since it simply was stunning; vibrant, juicy and a surgery sweetness. For the rest of the blend I was using...

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  • Swedish Roasting Champion 2016 - Joanna Alm

    This weekend Drop Coffee’s managing director, Joanna Alm, won the Swedish Coffee Roasting Championship that took place in Stockholm. She’s going to represent Sweden in the worlds in Shanghai the 29th of March.  Previous year she’s been placing third place (Rimini, 2014) and second place (Gothenburg, 2015). So pressure is on for gold this time.  For interviews please contact Joanna at below.  Joanna Alm, CEO, Drop Coffeejoanna@dropcoffee.se +46 762483401Stockholm -  I helgen vann Drop Coffees VD, Joanna Alm, SM i kafferostning som avgjordes i Hammarby Sjöstad, med rostare från hela landet. Nu väntar VM i Shanghai den 29 mars. 2013 och...

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  • Tamper Tantrum talk, Espresso: Letting the origin speak from the cup

    This is a presentation we did at Tamper Tantrum in Prauge about our roasting philosophy, roasting equally for espresso and filter, and letting the origin speak (loudly) in the cup.  "Joanna's talk, "Espresso: Letting the origin speak from the cup", is all about her vision, for both roasters and baristas, to work with coffee in a way that keeps the most possible tasty flavours in the final cup. A strong argument for moving away from roasting for brew method so that we can better focus on showcasing what is inherently present in the quality of the green bean, Joanna's talk...

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  • Second place in the World Coffee Roasting Championship 2015

    Joanna Alm, head roaster and part owner, just took second place in the World Coffee Roasting Championship at the Nordic World of Coffee event at Svenska Mässan in Gothenburg the 16th to 18th of June. Audun Sörbotten took the first place and Mikeun Choi from South Korea the third place. The competition is about sorting defects and analyzing the green coffee and afterwards roasting them as tasty and accuratly as planned. New for this year was that the competitors were also creating blends. Last year Joanna took the third place in the world championship in Rimini. Press contact:Joanna Alm joanna@dropcoffee.se+46 76...

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  • Joanna Alm bästa svenska kafferostare 2015

    För andra året på rad blev Joanna Sveriges bästa rostare enligt Swedish Roasting Championship som höll hos ROST. i Kungsbacka. Förra året placerade hon sig som trea i världen på VM i Rimini. Den 16-18 juni hålls världsmästerskapen som en del av Nordic World of Coffee i Göteborg. Presskontakt: Joanna Almjoanna@dropcoffee.se0762483401http://www.worldofcoffee-nordic.com  -  For the second year in a row Joanna won the Swedish CoffeeRoasting Championship. She will be representing Sweden at the World of Coffee Event in Gothenburg the 16th-18th of June. Last year she place third in the World Championship in Rimini.  Press contact: Joanna Almjoanna@dropcoffee.se0762483401 http://www.worldofcoffee-nordic.com     

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  • Filterkaffes podcast - Sveriges bästa roastare

    Sara Hjälmås och Ulrika Ingmarssdotters podcast Filterkaffe gästade rosteriet efter vår seger i svenska rostmästerskapen. Vi snackade om branschen, kunskap i rostning och råkaffe samt hur det är att vara tjej i kaffebraschen. Följ deras pod med spännande diskussioner om bättre kaffe i alla led.  Podden vi gästar hittar du här:  http://filterkaffe.libsyn.com/3-sveriges-bsta-rostare-joanna-alm https://itunes.apple.com/se/podcast/filterkaffe/id867702544?mt=2 -  This is a post about the Swedish podcast Filterkaffe guesting the roastery after winning the Swedish Roasting Championship.    Från vänster: Joanna Alm, Sara Hjälmås, Ulrika Ingmarsdotter

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