BARISTA SUBSCRIPTION

BARISTA SUBSCRIPTION

SURPRISE YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH THE BARISTA EXPLORE SUBSCRIPTION!

Ethically-sourced beans roasted so light and so fresh, you can taste the exact GPS coordinates they came from. 

Get this great deal with your wholesale account!

One of the things we love to do most is exploring. Exploring new flavours, coffees, cafés, what have you. That’s why we came up with something new for you guys: The Barista Explore subscription! With this subscription, you’ll receive a new coffee to feed to your grinder each month. In addition to feeding your grinder, you’ll be able to treat your guests to something new and exciting, and challenge your co-baristas with new flavours. With the subscription, you’ll get 1 kilo of espresso and 500 grams of filter coffee for €40 ex VAT. Or you can just choose a kilogram (or more) of the roast type you want. 

We promise that you will get different delicious coffees every month. We try to surprise you with a mix of our seasonal coffees from different origins, processing methods and varieties. So you can explore  flavours, body and acidity. Every month you’ll be invited to learn even more about the coffee you’ll be drinking, we will tell you all about why we chose the specific coffee, its origin, processing, variety and its tasting notes.

And we would love to hear your feedback and know how you would score the coffees.

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Seasonal

Grow your coffee knowledge, and expand your palette with a rotating selection of our favourite seasonal coffees.

Easy

Every month a new fresh roasted amazing tasting specialty coffee to explore. Getting to know more about coffee never been this easy. 

Fresh

Roasted to order so you taste the optimal brightness and sweetness of each unique coffee.

Flexible

Trying another roaster? Going on vacation? Or to much coffee on stock? Just log in to your account and pause or cancel your subscription. No worries! 

Responsible

You’ll help us help improve the coffee market. We pay fair prices and help farmers improve their quality.

Helpful

Brew a perfect cup and share us your experience. You would help us a great deal with your feedback and suggestions!

Roasted fresh
every week

Seasonal coffees
selected with care

Ethically sourced
and processed

Always innovating,
never boring

Sustainable

Sustainable

SUSTAINABLE

We want a future with coffee in it. We try to think ahead, minimize waste, stop polution, pay farmers fairly, and invest in community projects where our coffees are grown. 

 

Organic

We work with farmers that respect the ecology and don’t use chemicals in their processes. We are SKAL certified and but not all farmers are certified, not because the don’t work organic, but simple because they can’t affort the certification. 

“RIGHT NOW, FARMERS ARE PAID SO LITTLE THAT THEY CANNOT EVEN COVER THEIR PRODUCTION COSTS”

Futureproof Coffee Collective

Keen has joined the Future Proof Coffee Collective to help us fund and support an initiative we started in Peru that will help build drying beds for farmers. This project is a long term commitment to improve the quality of life for these farmers, and the quality of their coffees. 

In this collective coffee producers, exporters, importers, roasters and retailers work together to get the true costs for sustainable coffee production out in the open. After that, there is no way back.

Honest trade

We believe in direct trade and honest relationships with farmers. Specialty coffee not just brewing, latte art, and cozy cafes.

It starts with coffee beans in their country of origin.  It starts with the farmer. Most farmers receive much less than those of us at later stages in the coffee chain. A lot less. We want to do better for these farmers. On average we pay 5 to 10 times the going market prices for green coffee. 

Minimize waste

We try to minimize waste where we can. We have set-up a circulair packaging system for our wholesale customers. We deliver our coffee in reusable containers and while we deliver pick-up the empty containers.

We use 3 kg and 10 kg packages and all packing materials are recyclable. To go cups are biodegradable and coffee grounds are used in muchrooom plantations. 

True price of coffee

FCC works on a true cost accounting tool that monetises the coffee production footprint. Five key indicators are selected: living income, soil quality, biodiversity, CO2 and water use. 

This way we know investment is needed to restore or prevent negative impact. Environmental impact reduction is used to persuade both traders and consumers to cover the remaining true costs by paying the true price.

Save energy

At Keen, we roast on a Loring Smart Roaster. Yes, because it allows for precision, but also because it’s better for our planet. 

The Loring uses 83% less gas than the average roaster. Yay! Oh, and it also roasts a killer bean. Of course we use green energy and natural gas 

Roasted fresh
every week

Seasonal coffees
selected with care

Ethically sourced
and processed

Always innovating,
never boring

Van Bunnik Verver wins 8th edition Dutch AeroPress Championship 2019 in Utrecht

Van Bunnik Verver wins 8th edition Dutch AeroPress Championship 2019 in Utrecht

Saturday, October 12, the 8th edition of the Dutch AeroPress Championship (DAC) was held in Utrecht. Keen Coffee organized and hosted the event, sending the winner, Wendelien van Bunnik Verver, to the World AeroPress Championships in London on November 24.

48 coffee experts competed against each other in this nerve-racking battle. The opponents are all given the same beans and must use the same type of machine (the AeroPress) to brew their coffee. Contestants face a three person jury who judge them based on their coffee’s acidity, body, balance, and flavour notes. “This type of competition is great because so many different flavours can be made with just one type of coffee and an Aeropress.”—Bonne Postma, judge.

Wendelien winnig DAC2019 - Keen Coffee

After 17 rounds, 12 heats, 4 semifinals, Wendelien van Bunnik Verver of Single Estate Coffee Roasters took home the win. Van Bunnik Verver also won Dutch Barista Champion earlier this year. Next, she’ll travel to the World Aeropress Championship in London to represent the Netherlands.

“This is such a kick! AeroPress Championship is such a nice atmosphere and I actually came for fun, never thought that I would go home with the win. I came up with the recipe this summer with a good friend on holiday in Switzerland. When I started practicing last Thursday, I looked up the recipe in my notebook. And with this recipe, the coffee just became super sweet!”—Wendelien van Bunnik Verver

Final results:

  1. Wendelien van Bunnik Verver, Single Estate Coffee
  2. Erik Oosterhuis, Treat Coffee, Tea, Chocolate
  3. Frans van den Berg, Barista Brothers
  4. Sander Groenink, Espressobar Maling

Want to try Wendelien’s recipe at home? Find her recipe here

Finalists DAC2019 - Keen Coffee

All the finalists of DAC2019

AeroPress

AeroPress is a manual coffee brewing method, highly regarded among coffee connoisseurs and baristas. AeroPress is a flexible brew method, which makes it possible to experiment and get a huge variety of flavours out the coffee being brewed. This variety comes from adjusting variables like quantity, grind, water temperature, length of extraction, ajitation, filter type, and a  million other little tweeks.

The AeroPress is a round tube with a plastic holder at the base where you can place a paper filter. A rubber ring ensures that the coffee can be “pressed” through the filter.

Kenya Ndaroini

This year’s event was organized by Keen Coffee (handed over by Coffeecompany, who organized the previous 7 editions.) “This competition fits Keen Coffee well because we always strive for improvement and we love competition. Learning and sharing knowledge is part of our mission at Keen, and how cool is it that we can do this in a relaxed atmosphere with a beer in hand?!”—Rob Kerkhoff, Founder, Keen Coffee

The event was made possible in part by Brita (water filters) and Oatly (oat milk). These sponsors invest heavily in the development of the Specialty Coffee market. The competition coffee was Ndaroini from Kenya, made available by Trabocca and roasted by Keen Coffee. Ndaroini is a special coffee because it’s one of the first direct trade coffees out of Kenya. Thanks also go to sponsors La Marzocco, Dutch Coffee Pack, and Kinu. This year, the competition branding and design was created by illustrator Joost Stokhof