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How to Brew Coffee Using a LilyDrip with April Athlete Giorgio Visitacion

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This week Patrik joined April Athlete Giorgio Visitacion in his coffee bar in Cebu, The Good Cup Coffee Co, exploring how to get the best out of the LilyDrip tool when brewing V60. This video features Giorgio's V60 recipe, brewed using a Tetsu Kasuya Hario V60, as well as his pouring techniques and interval times. This is the brew method most commonly used behind the bar at The Good Cup Coffee Co. Patrik and Giorgio also discuss the advantages of this brew method, as well as discussing their motivations for competing and their future plans for the Brewers Cup competition.

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Tips & Tricks - How to Win a National AeroPress Championship

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  This week, Patrik joined Rasmus at the roastery to discuss our latest win in the Danish AeroPress Championships, unpacking Rasmus’ recent performance, recipe and technique. There are many things to think about when competing in an AeroPress championship, such as how to evaluate the coffee, choosing your style of techniques and recipes as well as controlling the variables you have access to such as water, grinders, and additional coffee tools. In this weeks episode Rasmus discusses his approach, and demonstrates his recipe and techniques. We’ve tried to cover all of the bases during this discussion, but if there’s something that we’ve not explained in detail that you would like to learn more about, please write your questions in the...

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Our Profile Roast on Ikawa for the World Brewers Cup Final 2019

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This week, Patrik is replicating his roast profile designed specifically for the World Brewers Cup Final 2019. The Ikawa Pro is a small batch sample roaster that offers its user the ability to edit and customise their roast approach, whilst also creating highly replicable profiles that can be saved and shared between units and users. Due to the versatility and small profile of the hardware, this roast machine can be an invaluable tool when competing. In this video, Patrik explains the philosophy behind his profile as well as why matching your roast profile with your brew method is integral to creating a quality cup. If you have access to an Ikawa Pro, you can use the following link to find...

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World Brewers Cup Recipe - Final Round - Patrik Rolf

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This week Patrik demonstrates the recipe and technique that he most recently used when competing in this year's Brewers Cup Final. We made a brewing device specifically for the competition, with the intention of producing a very distinct final cup. The recipe and technique were then designed with the shape and function of the brewer in mind, and in this weeks video, we'd like to show you an example of the dosing and pouring structure we prefer. If you're curious about the April Brewer, make sure to check back to this channel and our website in the future as there is certainly more to come regarding this topic

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Brewing New V60 Methods with Tetsu Kasuya - World Brewers Cup Champion

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Patrik joins Tetsu Kasuya in his beautiful shop and roastery, Philocoffea Inc, experimenting with a new V60 method as well as brewing some espresso and discussing roast styles. As World Brewers Cup Champion 2016, Tetsu is more than skilled at brewing coffee, and it was great fun to test his recent brewing method alongside him on the bar. In this video, you can find information about brewing styles and preferences, a short explanation of Tetsu's current espresso philosophy as well as an insight into his approach to coffee roasting. It was a huge pleasure to join Tetsu at Philocoffea Inc and we thank him for sharing his knowledge with us.

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Introducing April Athletes

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As you may know, if you've been following us for a short while already, we're very enthusiastic about competing in coffee competitions. We believe that competitions only stand to make us stronger and more competent professionals, and we're very aware that a large amount of learning and development can come during preparation and training for upcoming events. April Athletes brings all of this together, inviting a select group of coffee professionals to share their learning and approach towards competing with open training logs and honest discussions about their thoughts and motivations. The initial group of competitors will be participating in multiple disciples such as brewing and roasting, and we look forward to sharing our learning and discussing our strategies and...

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Brewing Espresso with Pinar Misirdal Turkish Barista Champion

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  This week, Patrik joined Pinar Misirdal behind the bar in Doha, Qatar. Whilst Pinar begins to prepare for her upcoming competition in September, we thought we'd join the process and provide you with an insight into her espresso brewing preferences. Having competed at the World Barista Championships in Amsterdam last year, as well as participating in National Championships for the last few years, Pinar is more than knowledgeable about brewing espresso. In this weeks video we discuss the topics she finds most important to consider when brewing espresso and preparing for competitions.

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World Brewers Championship 2019 2nd Place - Reflections - 12 part mini-series

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We competed in the World Brewers Championship 2019 where we took the 2nd place. With that comes a lot of learning and inspiration and from that we have created a 12 part mini-series about our experience.  Some of the subject we are discussing:  PreparationRoasting Brewing Device and Recipe Score Sheet Open Service Compulsory Team/Coach  

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Our World Brewers Cup 2019 Presentation

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This is the First Round performance from the World Brewers Championship 2019 in Boston where we competed and placed 2nd place. We had the highest scoring Open Service Round in the competition. 

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Competing Makes You Better

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This week Patrik discusses the topic of competing in coffee competitions, addressing the personal and professional growth he feels can be gained by practicing and participating regularly. It's no secret that many of the most successful and reputable specialty coffee businesses around today have been established by former world champions, but there is much more to be gained than just reputation. Coffee competitions offer an opportunity to grow or develop in new and interesting ways every year, and there are many ways to be involved. In this weeks video, Patrik provides his thoughts and feelings on the topic as well as sharing his personal experience on the world stage.

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