We can't say this enough: The most important part of working in #specialtycoffee is the relationships we have with you. Growing coffee trees, harvesting coffee cherries and transforming their seeds into coffee beans is not an easy job. It requires a lot of heavy lifting and late nights. And when we've had too many of those, what keeps us motivated is envisioning our clients. Today, we're introducing you to one of them -- Raphael Braune of @supremokaffee in Germany.
We met Raphael a few years ago at a Specialty Coffee Association of America Expo, and we've been working with him ever since. We create green beans for him, and #SupremoKaffee roasts them in the Munich area. In turn, we refer our European fans and travelers in Germany to Supremo. Through social media, we've been able to meet folks who enjoy the results of this farmer-roaster partnership.
We caught up with Raphael at this year's #SCA Expo and made another discovery: Raphael and his father invented the #comandantegrinder, a much-lauded hand grinder. We'll tell you about the Comandante in future posts. But suffice it to say, we were delighted to pick one up from him.
As we enter another harvest season, we're already thinking of what to make for Raphael and the Supremo 'ohana. When we're hand sorting coffee cherries for their lot, and it's well after sunset, the six photos you see in this post will be on our minds. 😃☕️💪🏽 #writtenbyjoanobra
1, 3 and 4: @supremokaffee
2: Photo of Joan Obra and Raphael Braune: @rustyshawaiian
5 and 6: @comandantegrinder)