Present morning sad news reached me.
The announcement of Mr van Eembergen’s death came very sudden for me.
Mr van Eembergen was a true pioneer for espresso in the Netherlands.
He was the man who brought espresso to our country.
I remember Mr van Eembergen as a craftsman and an expert with a mission.
His mission was the same mission as we have today; ‘better espresso in our country’.
In a way we can suppose that Mr van Eembergen was one of the first baristi in the Netherlands.
Although his age of 76 years, he always showed up at the barista championships, trades, shows and other espresso-occasions.
Mr van Eembergen was very interested in our ‘new’ barista skills. He didn’t always agree with us, but he respected us. And we respected Mr van eembergen…