There is a micro-roastery revolution happening in Europe and previous coffee wastelands, or perhaps cities/markets with much potential (better/nicer phrasing?), are opening up to quality roasted coffee and quality-focused cafés. The Collaborative has begun to form partnerships with some of the drivers behind this movement – roasters wanting to buy excellent green and in turn selling beautifully roasted coffee to coffee drinkers who have been envying more established coffee communities or have never tasted the “real stuff” before.
One of these partners is Télescope in Paris (located at 5 Rue Villedo) – a coffee shop and part-time roastery created and led by David and Nicolas. Télescope opened its doors on the 18th of March to an anticipating crowd.
According to Nicolas, the partnership between Télescope and the Collaborative happened through a series of coincidences. David had been invited to Oslo to work with Trish (the first roaster for KAFFA) for a Q-Grader class and Nicolas took the opportunity to meet a long-not-seen friend.
After touring Oslo, a friend of Nicolas took him to Mocca, where he met the charming Audrey (a long-serving barista who now lives in Tromsø) and it was Audrey who proposed a cupping at KAFFA. Here he and David met Bjørnar and the “loop” was closed. This formed the beginning of what we all feel will be a great relationship.
Speaking of relationships and connections, Télescope recently received a lot from Colombia and this created the perfect opportunity to put our transparency chain to work.
Télescope report that Benedicto’s coffee has been very well-received and that they and their customers are very grateful and interested in knowing all the partners that made this relationship possible.
Congratulations, Télescope! Looking forward to a long and engaging relationship.