As an industry we consume so much coffees but rarely do we consider it’s vast journey and our own preferences. A year ago I decided to collect ever single coffee sampled, tasted and consumed on our bar at Protein. Being a very small bar, with a tiny audience, I decided this is the perfect space to collect and consider our own preference in selecting the coffees we choose to offer to our customers. In October this year we began to compile the coffee bags we had accumulated during our first year as a multi-roastery coffee bar. What started as a basic visual map of coffee bags began to quickly develop into something so much more. With the help of the data visualizing agency Signal-Noise, the above video was created.
A 365 day time lapse of the coffees we consumed during that period, focusing mainly on the varietals of the coffee as the over all accumulation.
For this year coming, organically the intention is to grow this map further via the mass network of specialty coffee roasters worldwide. I can already see the clusters of cafes and roasters from major cities globally take position on the future map, highlighting individual nations preference in varietals and origin selection. Looking forward to 2013.