How to use a green coffee moisture metre
"“The main problem is when the moisture content is too low,” says Nicole, who is also a roaster and SCA trainer. “This may cause the beans to break during the roast and get baked or burned easily. Overall, the taste of dry coffee can be grassy, woody, and stale.”
Interview with Comunicaffe
I was interviewed by international coffee publication, Comunicaffe about how I started my coffee journey, how the industry has changed for me over the years, and what lies ahead in the future.
'Higher coffee prices may hit European cafes', Deutsche Welle
The cost of coffee is increasing for consumers – but what is causing it? I spoke to Deutsche Welle about the price of coffee, the fair trade model and taxation of coffee in Germany.
BARISTA STORIES: VLADYSLAV DEMONENKO', European Coffee Trip
Coaching for coffee competitions has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire career! European Coffee Trip spoke to Vladyslav Demonenko, who I helped to coach in his journey to win 2nd place at the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (2022).
'A Guide to Roasting Coffee for Espresso Martinis', MTPak
“Espresso martinis have become a huge deal in the cocktail world,” explains Nicole.
“Now, it is being made with specialty coffee and high end ingredients such as a cold brew coffee liqueur and exquisite vodka or rye.
“Mit einem Grundeinkommen würden mehr Menschen in der Gastro arbeiten”
It is difficult to understand that equal pay in a wealthy country like Germany is still a long way off; and in this context we also have to talk about unpaid care work. I spoke to Expedition Grundeinkommen about their ongoing project.
'The indispensable role of women in coffee', New Ground
"There are so many incredible companies, initiatives and projects across the entire global coffee industry that are founded by, owned and run by women,” Nicole says. “By supporting them, you support a generation of women who are seeking to create a more inclusive industry.”
'Barista-Anleitung: In 5 Schritten zum perfekten Espresso', Badische Zeitung
«In der Gegend gibt es fünf oder sechs Farmer, die sich gegenseitig pushten und sehr ehrgeizig waren», erzählt Nicole Battefeld. «So ging die Qualität absolut durch die Decke.»
'Empowering Women in Coffee',
Coffee Magazine (South Africa)
Women are undervalued in the coffee space and it needs to change. I spoke to South African publication 'Coffee Magazine' about my experiences, women in coffee who inspire me and how we can create a more equal and fair industry.
I spoke to the new coffee publication, NewGround about the value and necessity of properly caring for and maintaining your espresso machine.
Five Unique Blogs that Show Different Sides of Coffee - Barista Magazine
One of the world's most renowned coffee publications, Barista Magazine featured my blog post as one of their 'Five Coffee Blogs Worth Reading', and also mentioned the 'She's the Barista' podcast!
In this article by MTPak Coffee, I contributed some thoughts on whether using recyclable materials for packaging has negative effects on the quality of specialty coffee.
I spoke to renowned coffee packaging and technology company, MTPak Coffee about creating exciting and unique names for coffee blends, special releases and more,
I contributed to an article by MTPak Coffee about whether specialty coffee roasters should offer decaffeinated (decaf) coffee, discussing the ways in which people are pushing for higher quality, low caffeine coffees.
I was interviewed by MTPak Coffee about women in the coffee sector and what challenges we face. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk about this important topic!
A quality cup of coffee depends on a number of factors, from its variety and processing to the way it is ground and extracted. I spoke to MTPak Coffee about why temperature is so important, and how we can control it with our cups.
It's been almost two and a half years since the World of Coffee expo in Berlin, where I represented Germany in the World Coffee in Good Spirits competition.
My journey was captured in the documentary 'The perfect coffee – fair trade and sustainable' by Deutsche Welle, which also explores coffee farms, production, trading and pricing.
European Coffee Trip: Barista Stories
I spoke to the team from European Coffee Trip about coffee, roasting and what it is like to work in Berlin!
Amazing female baristas, roasters and entrepreneurs of Berlin - Nicole Battefeld
I spoke to the team from thewaytocoffee.com about coffee, competitions and what it's like to be a woman in the German coffee industry.