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Lateral + Wanderlust

Posted by conrad on 22/09/2015 in blog education

A few months ago, Lateral approached us to put together a package for their Cluj-Napoca location where they could really step-up their coffee making game in the office. This would include a prosumer espresso machine with appropriate grinder, all the accessories they’ll need, and training for all the employees that want to learn how to

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Soluții complete – cafea de specialitate la birou

Posted by conrad on 19/09/2015 in blog education

De când Wanderlust a luat ființă în Cluj, viziunea noastră a fost și este împărtășirea de cunoștințe și pasiune pentru cafeaua de specialitate. Un bun prieten român pe care l-am cunoscut în San Francisco acum câțiva ani, cu care avem extrem de multe în comun, ne-a abordat de curând să cream o soluție completă pentru

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Specialty Cafes of Barcelona

Posted by conrad on 06/05/2015 in blog travel

Last week we went to Barcelona for our first “European City Break”. As we arrived, and I found some wi-fi to connect to, I looked up where the best coffee was. Naturally, on the first quick search on Google, I found Sprudge’s article on some of the cafes of Barcelona. We didn’t get to visit

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Una din metodele de pregatit cafeaua acasa: cu Aeropress

Posted by Violeta on 13/03/2015 in Brewing with

Astazi va vom arata pas cu pas, cum se poate prepara o cafea delicioasa acasa. Folosim desigur rasnita de cafea Baratza pentru o macinare uniforma si potrivita pentru extractia prin presiune, cafea proaspat prajita de la Olivo si starul operatiunii Aeropress, pentru o cafea concentrata si cu gust consistent si curat. Pofta buna!

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Encore vs. Virtuoso

Posted by conrad on 05/02/2015 in Brewing with grinders No Comments

We’ve been asked fairly regularly what the difference between the Encore and the Virtuoso is. When you look at the specifics, they have the same number of grind settings and the same grind speed, but are different prices. So why buy the Virtuoso if you can get the same thing with the Encore? We think

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Cupping at Olivo Caffe

Posted by conrad on 09/12/2014 in Cupping No Comments

Olivo’s head barista and roaster Marius invited me to an impromptu cupping this morning to try out some of his current offerings alongside some other roasters’ coffees. His Yirgacheffe was amazing from the break all the way until it cooled down, never losing it’s sweet acidity.

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Transilvania Barista Championship 2014

Posted by conrad on 09/12/2014 in Events No Comments

I had the pleasure to attend and photograph part of the 2014 Transilvania Barista Championship the other day, and I met a lot of amazing people. It was a great welcome into the specialty coffee industry here in Romania, and the energy that they gave out reminded me of the west coast coffee scene in

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