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Behind the Roast with Willem Boot

In our Behind the Roast video’s, Giesen ambassador Willem Boot shares his knowledge and roasting experience while roasting coffee. Learn all about a specific type of coffee, the Giesen roaster controls, material types, coffee tools and much more! So grab a cup of coffee, ask your questions, and learn with Willem!

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Behind the Roast at HOST Milano 2023!

Willem Boot visited the Giesen stand at HOST Milano 2023! Check out this edition of Behind the Roast to see what products were on display at the Giesen stand.

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Benefits and Challenges of In-house Coffee Roasting

As the demand for specialty coffee continues to rise, coffee cafés are constantly seeking ways to enhance the coffee experience for their customers. One such trend is in-house coffee roasting, where cafés like Coffee & Coconuts in Amsterdam take control of the entire coffee production process. What are the benefits and challenges of roasting coffee on-site at a café like Coffee and Coconuts.

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Upcoming subjects

Here’s a sneak peak of the topics that Willem will cover in this new series.


Roasting and blending for espresso - ONLINE


Walking the curve; from Maillard to Caramelization to Roast Development - ONLINE


Roasting strategies to optimize decaf coffees -ONLINE


Special: Roasting dialogues with Jaime Duque -ONLINE


Pressure profiling with Giesen roasting machines -ONLINE


Roasting strategies for the best possible consistency - ONLINE


Optimizing roasting profiles with the Giesen Roast Profiler - ONLINE


Selecting and roasting coffee components for filter - ONLINE


Special: The joy of coffee with Aharon Vaknin - ONLINE


Roasting strategies to modulate the flavor profile of special process coffees


Sample roasting strategies with WPG1


Special: Roasting dialogues