After a crazy time in London for the amazing World Barista Championship, I headed to Amsterdam with my good friend, Bjørg—the organizer of the Nordic Barista Cup event—to see the Stumptown Coffee pop-up at 101 Albert Cuypstraat. I had been looking at the terrific blogs that the Stumptown baristas who are stationed in Amsterdam for the summer, had been posting photos to, but it was nothing like being there to see it myself.
Being at Stumptown’s Amsterdam cafe was like coming home—seriously. They’re doing a simply fantastic. job. The second shift of summer baristas just arrived in Amsterdam 2 weeks ago, and are already settled in. And David—who is there for the entire pop-up along with Zachary Carlson—is having a terrific time, and feeling good about how well the cafe is being received by the specialty coffee lovers of Amsterdam. What an awesome way to spend the summer!