nice tool

animoto.jpghello All,

I have found a nice tool to make quick and cool video’s for your web log.

on www.animoto.com you are able to make a cool video clip out of your photo’s and pictures in less than 10 minutes.

I made a sample of photo’s I made in Israel last month!
http://animoto.com/play/376823e1d39745a115841c4e33e164f8
take care, Jeroen

Piazza d’Oro espresso computer…

Look at this, some new hardware for your computer?

Dutch Latte Art Championships

last years latte art championship was a huge show with Dj’s and a big crowd!

We are very proud on this, please see the video and be our guest in 2008!

 take care, Jeroen

Espresso to go???

 Look at this…The smallest mobile espresso machine ever!

Is this a joke or what? <

It’s fun anyway!

take care, Jeroen

New online latte art tool

Hello all,

Please visit this site: http://www.de.nl/Pages/PureLuxe.aspx

We created a nice tool to make latte art online.

It works fine to make etching paterns. It took to much from the computer to let it make Rosetta’s and hearts. But I think this is just fine…

 Just press the red button to start…

 looking forward to see your design in the wall of foam….

take care, Jeroen

Baristi in concert

Hello,

Besides coffee I really like wine.
And in Holland I’m lucky to know some foreign wine importers.
And if there is a wine show or wine exhibition we always try to be there with our coffee.
Because we try to reach the sommeliers. They are very important for the coffee in restaurants.

My son acts like he scored the winning goal in the Champions League!

And sometimes we are very lucky with the location of the wine show. This time it was the Amsterdam Arena. Home of my favorite Ajax Amsterdam. My friend Alain, who is owner of the German wine promotiondesk invited 100 of the best German wine producers. and more than 800 sommeliers and restaurant owners. Barista mate Onno and me acting like we coach Ajax to the champions league final
When we build up our mobile barista unit on Sunday evening we were really lucky, because the touring car with the selection just came back from the match against AZ Alkmaar. And lucky enough they won that match so the players and coach were very optimistic.

I brought my son and his two friends with me and they had the change to make pictures witch all players and coach Henk ten Cate. (Who just left to Chelsea).

My son and his cousin and friend with Henk the Man!

During the wine show we felt like DJ’s. Our bar really looked like a DJ booth. It’s an amazing experience to make espresso’s on top level in a top stadium! Most of the (800) sommeliers were surprised about the quality off our espressi and cappuccini.

Take care,

Jeroen

Milan

Hello all,

Just came back from three days Milan.
After all those beautiful Milan years we had, I now have to say that is was boring.
It was a big show, but at the same time an empty show. And where were all the novelties? All those booths were there with some people and some machines, but it didn’t rock. There was no fun, there were no workshops, just not much interesting.

Mirjam in me in a mirror scene in ‘Zuco in Galleria’

Of course there were some well designed booths. and afer a good search there were some novelties. But not the novelties we were all looking for.
I was impressed by the Rancillio just for you system. The Just4You program offers the possibility to create your favorite espresso machine finished in Animal Safe leather.

I official received the golden amper from Michel, finally :-)

And there was the up and down going groupheads from Vibieme. They also introduced adjustable boiler systems. They couldn’t show it in action yet, but we’ll wait.

We met lots of people from the business, but is seems like nobody has time. We were all running, talking, searching etc.

At the party it was different. On Friday there was the La Marzocco party in ‘café Fingers’.
Funny name… again everybody was there.

We started earlier that afternoon with aperitivo in ‘Zuco in Galleria’. Together with Mirjam, UK Simon Robertson and David Cooper, Dutch friends Michel and Sabine (Alleborgh / La Pavoni) and Menno and Talita (Bocca trader).

Simon and David tried to do normal, but for us it was a perfect persiflage of Hugh Grand, i really had pain in my belly. What a dry sort of humor. Oh my god, I’m still smiling when I think back on that moment!

Under: Willy Hansen, Kees van der Westen and Kent Bakke: loads of espresso knowledge

Fabian Schmidt, supplier of Mirage machines in Germany shows his Magic eyes…

The party was OK, but I drunk too much cocktails at the aperitivo, so we left early.

Tjeerd and Ivo. Our Dutch barista top models. they really rockt on the WEGA booth

Saturday night was Dalla Corte night. In an old factory the placed a bar and a band. And they really rock. The guitar player was from Mick Jaggers live band. Compliments on that.

That was it. I wish I could tell you more of the SIC but I didn’t find more…

take care,

Jeroen