April was one of the most difficult months in the history of European Coffee Trip. We decided to challenge our physical and mental capacity by creating and publishing one video every day for 30 days in a row. It was not a challenge due to the video making, as it was to follow such a rigorous schedule. It required a slightly different set of skills. We had to learn to improvise at any given moment and communicate clearly and be brutally honest with each other. The whole challenge required our full attention and even though we got several days behind the schedule, we reached our goal and posted 30 videos on our Youtube channel together with many stories to share.

A Month of Making 30 Coffee Videos - 30 Day Challenge

We would like to take you through our month and pinpoint several great moments and videos that we were the most proud of. Enjoy the month with European Coffee Trip.

Day 1 – 10: Our Office & The London Coffee Festival

At the very beginning of the challenge we wanted to show you our office. It serves both as a creative space and a coffee lab for our activities and we are thankful to all the sponsors and partners that helped us make it reality. We took a weekend trip away from the city centre to brew coffee outdoors and we enjoyed a Sunday brunch at Industra Coffee. Then we travelled to London to meet our friends and visit the London Coffee Festival. We were lucky to watch Jeremy Challenger winning the UK Brewers Cup Championship and we also live streamed the grand final of Coffee Masters. A lot happened in ten days!

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Day 11 – 20: Over-caffeinated in Oslo & Making Filter Coffee

From London we flew to Norway where we payed our visit to Oslo’s coffee scene. Highly expected was our coffee break and interview with Tim Wendelboe. Another coffee highlight was coffee brewed by Odd-Steiner at Supreme Roastworks. Upon our return to Brno we experimented with coffee and butter in order to test a Bulletproof coffee recipe, we let our colleagues at Impact Hub taste the difference between naturally processed and washed coffees and we brewed coffee using dzezve for the very first time. Loads of experiments and tasting sessions in this period!

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Day 21 – 30: Discovering Snapchat, Standart Magazine visit & Flying a Drone

30 Day Challenge allowed us to experiment with new formats and platforms. We created our Snapchat account (add eu_coffeetrip) and we made one episode visiting cafes in Brno, using nothing but Snapchat. We went to explore if cats and speciality coffee are a possible combination. We shared coffees from the challenge contributions with our friend at a cupping session and we captured our latte art battle. In one special episode that was dedicated to our dear friend Rashel Winn we shared a previously unpublished interview from the last year. In the last days of April we visited our friends from Standart Magazine in Vienna and we even helped them build their new coffee bar. We wanted to say good bye in an interesting way so we called a friend to help us shoot an episode using a drone on a sunny afternoon.

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We hope it was equally fun to follow our adventures through these videos as it was making them. We need to take some time to evaluate this project but please let us know if you liked it, and what other videos should we create in the coming months. Thank you for watching!