This Advent calendar for lovers of specialty coffee contains 24 tins, each with 20 grams of coffee from one of Europe’s leading roasteries, chosen for you with the utmost care. With us, every day you will have an opportunity to try coffee from a different roastery, a different plantation and a different corner of the world. As with all good Advent calendars, you won’t know what you are about to sample until the last moment. You will find basic information on the coffee behind each calendar window, printed on each tin. You can turn to our website (www.theroses.cz) for details on each selected coffee, including information on its origin and roastery and a recipe for the best way to prepare it.
In each calendar window you will find 20 grams of coffee from one of Europe’s leading roasteries. Anyway, we would like to offer you some extraordinary delicacy for Christmas Eve! We asked our roasteries to send us extra sample for this day, coffee that is outstanding, coffee they think every proper specialty coffee drinker should drink on this day. We will choose 24th December coffee by a blind cupping method, so nothing as origin, variety or roastery can influence us, but flavor characteristics of that coffee!
Becuase of the fact, that we want to deliver you the calendar as fresh as possible, all the coffees will be roasted in the half of November, and the calendar shipped to you during the last November week so you will enjoy first cup of great coffee on the 1st December.
Father’s Coffee Roastery
Before roastery, founders of this project Marie and Petr runned café in Ostrava city and tailored their own styled aprons under The Apron brand. Next step was the roastery. All coffees from their offer are roasted with the biggest care. Why Father’s? It is family project. Father Petr is roasting, mother Marie is tasting and their lovely kids are future specialty coffee professionals. 😉
Why Dos Mundos? Dos mundos means „two worlds“ in spanish. Two worlds because two different worlds meet in the roastery – green coffee world and the world of roasted beans. Roastery has started 8 years ago when the founder Lukáš Zugar got back from China, where the local franchise with pour-over methods inspired him. Nowadays, Dos Mundos has two cafés in Prague, but you can find their coffee in many Czech coffee shops.
Founders of this sweet roastery are two guys – Ondřej Štoksa and Jaroslav Slámečka. Ondřej gained his experience in roasting during his previous project – Kapitan Arabika. Jaroslav worked in many famous cafés in Prague, where he got into coffee so deep, that nowadays he his one of the Czech Barista Championship technical judges. If you have ever seen Candycane on some event, you must agree that the way they present their roastery is simply unforgettable show.
The Rebelbean brand was established by Michal Stec in 2013, when the second of actual co-owners, Jan Špalek, was working in another roastery in Brno, where had been first Rebel beans roasted. So once Honza became a co-owner of the brand, they started hard work on their own roastery. First coffee in their Rebelbean roastery in Jundrov district was roasted in April of 2017. Besides roastery, Michal, Honza and their team run two cafés in Brno.
This roastery comes from beautiful capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Drop Coffee was established in 2009. After three years of roasting they upgraded from 1 kg machine to 25 kg Diedrich roasting machine. All coffees you will find in their offer are direct trade, which means that they know each farmer personally, because they visit all of them once in a time. Founder of this roastery Joanna Alm is three times Swedish Roasting Champion and World’s roasting runner up!
Morgon Coffee Roasters
This roastery project is runned by Gabriella Runesson, Markus Vestergaard and Christian Gullbrandsson. They are based in Swedish lovely city of Gothenburg and their idea behind the roastery is very simple. The say „We’re not that special, we just work with specialty coffee“, and this is that idea. Their aim is showing people that specialty coffee is not rocket science and is for everyone! They want to roast great coffees and share stories of farmers with their drinkers.
Koppi roastery is another Swedish roastery in the calendar. They was established in 2007 in Helsingborg. Founders are Charles Nystrand and Anne Lunell. Anne is 2016 Swedish Brewers Cup champion. They started roasting in the nook of their café, but in 2016 they moved into new roastery space with the area of 2000 metres square.
Hasbean roastery comes from Stafford, England. Stephen Leighton, founder of HB, is one of the most important specialty coffee persons. Steve started roastery in garage at his house and selled his coffee in very small shop in Stafford. Nowadays in Hasbean, they roast on four roasting machines. The biggest one has the capacity of 60 kg of green coffee per one batch! Another person working in this roastery is the 2017 World Barista Champion, Dale Harris.
Round Hill Roastery
This roastery comes from nice British spa resort, the city of Bath. Eddie Twitchett runs his roastery since 2012. He started in a tiny space and selling his coffee on local farmer markets. The business grew quickly and they gained their first wholesale customers. Round Hill is now a small team and have moved to a larger roastery.
Climpson&Sons are one of the pioneers of the London’s coffee scene and they roast one of the best coffees from the east heart of London. They are tasting, analysing and brewing their coffee by different methods to explore how their roast profile affects the flavor and also to find best brewing method for each coffee they offer.
This roastery comes from Krakow, Poland. It was established in 2012. One of the people involved in this roastery is Lukasz Jura, world-famous judge.
HAYB Speciality Coffee
HAYB is second polish roastery in the calendar. They are based in Warsaw. What does that „HAYB“ mean? It is How Are You Brewing? Original idea, beautiful design and specialty coffee, that is HAYB in few words. Their coffee boxes full of colors and animals are simply cute!
This roastery is also from Warsaw. Besides roastery they have established a Java University, where they teach baristas and all the people interested in coffee how to brew an excellent cup of coffee.
Populus roastery is based in Berlin, but owners come from Finland. Populus is family project of Henrik Haavisto and his wife Sari. This business is based on quallity and direct trade. They are particular about direct contact with farmers they are buying coffee from, as well as with coffee shops where is their coffee brewed and selled. Besides roastery, they also run café in Berlin, where they have their own baked pastry, sandwiches and much more.
Fjord Coffee Roasters
Fjord Coffee Roasters is second Berlin’s roastery in our calendar. They are one of the famous German roasteries. As they say, they are sourcing coffee of the highest quallity possible with the aim of unforgettable cup of coffee.
La Cabra Coffee Roasters
La Cabra has started with a small coffee shop in 2012, far away from the city centre of Aarhus where they were brewing specialty coffee to the people. Even though the coffee culture in Aarhus was relatively developed, specialty coffee was the thing that was missing and La Cabra became specialty coffee pioneers in this Denamrk‘s town! Thanks to this, La Cabra founded their own roastery in 2013.
April Coffee Roasters
Founder of this rastery, Patrik Rolf, had been working for many well-known roasters and cafés. April Coffee is his own project based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Why April? Because April is the „meeting point“ of whole world green coffee production. Patrik is also competing. In 2015 he became a runner-up on London Coffee Masters and placed second on this years (2019) World Brewers Cup.
Black. is one of two Slovakian roasteries in our calendar. Established in Bratislava in 2017. Besides roastery, they also have two cafés, in Bratislava as well. Why black? It’s simple. Their favorite color. But don’t worry, you will find no dark roasted coffee in their production. They are profiling the best roast profile to every single coffee to highlight the flavor potential and characteristics.
Second Slovakian roastery Goriffee comes from Bratislava as well. Goriffee was established in 2013, when they started with importing specialty coffee directly from Rwanda. Nowadays, you can find in their offer big range of coffees from countries all around the world. Founders of this project are these three guys: Erik Šimšík, who is the green coffee buyer, Amir Al Jabri who is the roaster amd Matej Hambalko who is head of the marketing and sales manager.
The Underdog is the only greek roastery in our calendar, based in Athens. People from Underdog roast coffee since 2011, so they are very experienced coffee professionals. Together with roastery they run café called The Rabbit Punch, in Athens as well. The owner of Underdog, Tasos Delichristos is well known international coffee judge. Another involved person is Michalis Dimitrakopoulos, who has won 2016 World Coffee in Good Spirits championship and is a runner-up of this years Wold Barista Championship 2019
Gardelli Specialty Coffees
This roastery comes from the city of Forli, Italy. Rubens Gardelli, founder and headroster, started his competition career in 2014 on Italian Brewers Cup and Italy Coffee Roasting Championship. He won both of these and on the World Brewers cup championship placed 2nd! In 2018, he won World Coffee Roasting Championship, so this is the proof you are drinking coffee from real master!
Cloud Picker Coffee Roasters
Cloud Picker was founded in 2013 by Frank Kavanagh and Peter Sztal. The story behind interesting name of the roastery was invented in Thailand farm Doi Chang, which Peter and Frank visited. They were flying over the farm and saw people working and picking cherries on the farm. Cloud Picker is the first Dublin’s specialty coffee roastery.
Coffee Pirates is roastery from the capital of Austria, Vienna, established in 2012. Pirates were the first Third Coffee Wave roastery in Vienna. To find best green coffees they travel to origins at least two times a year. They write that everything depends on people involved, so their team is full of happy and passionate baristas and we can say that it’s 100% true! You can become convinced in their café in Vienna.
Established in 2013 in Budapest, Hungary. In the beginings, the roastery was founded by three guys, who wrote that roasting of coffee has always been a hobby for them. Nothing is better than when your work is also a hobby. Nowadays, only two of them left and they are roasting awesome coffees.