Jonas Gehl, Denmark 2018-05-29T06:02:23+00:00

Project Description

Denmark
Jonas Gehl
Prolog Coffee

Please tell us a little bit about yourself:

I have worked in coffee for 9 years. I started in a chain, then moved to specialty coffee and now run a coffee bar and roastery in Copenhagen, Prolog Coffee. My main mission is to give people a nice experience when they drink our coffee in Prolog Coffee Bar. The taste of our coffee has to be welcoming while at the same time have character and hopefully open up our guests senses.  This idea applies to how we source, roast, brew and serve our coffee.  While you have a lot of jobs a a business owner in coffee, none of those can really compete with brewing coffee for a guest.  My hope is that I can inspire my coworkers with my love of making coffee for people.

What are you excited to do while you are in Amsterdam?:

I love the sea. I’m very much looking forward to hanging by the canals while not drinking coffee.

Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:

Danish Barista Championship 2015 (6th)
Danish Barista Championship 2017 (4th)
Danish Barista Championship 2018 (1st)

Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:

My business partner, Sebastian Quistorff. My coffee teacher, Nobuaki Matsui. My girlfriend, Marie

How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:

I think (and hope) that with more and more technology, there will be even more focus on real craftmanship and service from people.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

I see myself working in Prolog Coffee with a lot of cool coffee people who all keep pusing for even better coffee, even better service and in an even better atmosphere. By this time, the company have grown to a size where we can offer even better possibilities for our employees and ourselves.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Music, food, wine, art, architecture, craftmanships, nature.

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