The Netherlands is home to a truly booming, world-class coffee scene. Amsterdam is the hub, of course, but it’s a scene that extends far from the Amstel river, with good coffee bars popping up across the country these days at an impressive rate. We’ve been fortunate to have a front-row seat to the 21st-century Dutch coffee boom thanks to the work of Karina Hof, a Sprudge staff writer based in Amsterdam. And we’re equally stoked today to bring you another story from Holland in the form of this, one of our last Build-Outs of Summer installments of 2017. This is Blommers Coffee in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
As told to Sprudge by Stefan Vrielink.
For those who aren’t familiar, will you tell us about your company?
Blommers Coffee is a specialty coffee roastery based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. We focus on roasting the most beautiful coffees we can manage to get our hands on. Perfection, quality, and sustainability are the core values of Blommers.
Can you tell us a bit about the new space?
Over the past years more bars, restaurants, and cafes chose for good roasted quality coffee but mostly for easy tasting coffees. With our own bar, we want to showcase that there are many more options. We want to let the people know that coffee is more than a caffeine beverage. We compare it quite often with wine, which people do not only drink anymore for the alcohol it contains.
Of course there are places who just serve regular wine as they do in coffee but in the better places they have a range of wines varying in taste and varieties and coffee is mostly still just coffee. With the Blommers bar we want to create a new perception of quality coffee by giving our customers that choice in taste and varieties in coffee too, so we can bring these great tasting liquids together in one place.
What’s your approach to coffee?
We are devoted to introduce coffee of exceptional quality with unique flavours. By collaborating close with coffee producers and sourcing companies, we are able to purchase their finest coffees and provide full traceability. We believe it is a good investment to pay premiums to the farmers, with the interest of improving the quality of their coffee production.
Blommers Coffee is roasted with precision to highlight the natural flavours of the coffee bean. After roasting, we analyse every batch with innovative techniques to make sure it meets our standards of moisture, density, colour, and solubility.
Any machines, coffees, special equipment lined up?
In the flagship store of Blommers Coffee we want to give the guests that unique experience by giving them a lot of options in coffee and wines. Espresso-based coffee made on the mighty Synesso MVP Hydra two-group with three Victoria Arduino Mythos One grinders and a Puqpress showcasing unique tastes in coffee and the Marco SP9 Twin setup with a Mahlkönig EK43 to highlight the best filter coffee.
What’s your hopeful target opening date/month?
We opened the 30th of August, 2017.
Are you working with craftspeople, architects, and/or creatives that you’d like to mention?
We designed the place ourselves and it is build by Samosa, local craftspeople specialized in wood.
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