Skip to content
We roast, pack, and ship out orders on Tuesdays, with the deadline to order on Sundays at noon.
We roast, pack, and ship out orders on Tuesdays, with the deadline to order on Sundays at noon.
Training Log by Niels te Vaanhold - reflecting on the past and getting ready for the future

Training Log by Niels te Vaanhold - reflecting on the past and getting ready for the future

For a few years, I am competing in coffee competitions. In 2018 I competed in the brewers' cup, and I became 4th. I was a little disappointed that I did not make it in the top 3. Two days later was the Dutch cup tasting championship, I signed in, and for me it was about the fun, competing with My friends and making jokes about How many good sets we could get. In my run, I had 6 out of 8.

I was happy, but I was also sure that it was not enough, with 2 more rounds to go I was number 8 and only 8 went through the next round. I decided to go outside and have some lunch and a coffee and was almost ready to go home. At that moment, my friend called me that I was in the next round. After that, I made it to the finals and became a cup tasting champion.

I will never forget this moment Because I almost lost my focus, and I think for competition this is the most important thing. On the World Championships in Brazil, I had to focus for a whole week. And became 2nd in the finals. So for me, the best way to start any coffee competition is to do a cupping round of 8 sets.

This year I will compete in the Brewers cup again, I need to score better in the compulsory round. Therefore I Will start training this week, and see what for me is the best en most consistent way of brewing.

In my next training log, I will share my experience with what is for me the best way to brew and also My tips for a better score in cup tasting.

Previous article Training Log by Lisa Zancanella - What is your favorite brew method?

Leave a comment

Comments must be approved before appearing

* Required fields