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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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Competing for the First Time - Brewers Cup

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This week, Patrik is joined in the roastery by former Danish Cup Tasters Champion Rasmus Madsen, who this year competed in the Brewers Cup competition for the first time. There are many reasons to compete in coffee competitions, and many ways to approach your preparations and performance. In this weeks video, Patrik and Rasmus discuss their opinions on how competing contributes to a greater understanding of coffee in general, as well as their thoughts on particular tactics and preparation methods.

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World Brewers Cup Reflections

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 This week, Patrik reflects on his recent performance at the 2018 World Brewers Cup Championship, this year held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Whilst the result wasn't exactly what we set out to achieve, preparing and competing this year has been an incredibly valuable experience and has only strengthened our understanding of coffee brewing overall. In this weeks video journal, Patrik discusses his feedback, scoring and successes as well as his mistakes.

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Preparing for the Nordic Roaster Competition

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This week, Patrik discusses our initial thoughts on this year's Nordic Roaster Forum event, a coffee roasting competition which will be held this coming September in Oslo, Norway.

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Danish National Brewers Cup Debrief

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This week, we take a look back at Josephs participation in the Danish National Brewers Cup Championship, discussing our approach to entering and preparing for a coffee competition as well as reflecting on the performance and result.

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Preparing for a Coffee Competition

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This week, we sat down together to discuss coffee competitions and methods of preparing for your respective discipline.

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Swedish National Championships 2018

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 This weeks episode of Coffee with April is about our win in the Swedish Brewers Championship 2018. Sharing some of our ideas and thoughts behind competition coffee and gear. 

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