Podcast #14 – Alexandru Niculae – Roasting single-origin coffee

This season stands for educating and learning. Every episode a special guest joins Filip to talk about the different disciplines in coffee roasting. We want to bring in new influences and latest techniques of roasting coffee, so that you can learn something new every time you listen in the car, the roastery or just at home.

He started out as someone who didn’t like coffee at all. Too bitter and just not to his taste. Alexandru Niculae grew from being anti-coffee to the world’s best roasting champion! Filip invited Alexandru over to answer some questions regarding single-origin coffee. What profiles do you use? What accessories do you need? Questions like these and more are answered. Enjoy!

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