When Kurt first moved to Copenhagen after turning 20, he was supposed to study social sciences but things took an unexpected turn. While working in a small coffee shop in Nørrebro as a part-time job, he got fascinated by the whole coffee creation.

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The story of Kontra Coffee is the one of a man falling in love with coffee. This man is Kurt Dalsgaard, the Director and Co-founder of Kontra Coffee. When Kurt first moved to Copenhagen after turning 20, he was supposed to study social sciences but things actually took an unexpected turn. While working in a small coffee shop in Nørrebro as a part-time job, he got fascinated by the whole coffee creation chain, from the tree to the cup. He spent six months traveling around Latin America hunting for new coffee flavors and discovering traditional coffee making techniques. In 1998, Kurt finally made coffee both its passion and business by opening AMOKKA, one of the first coffee shops in Copenhagen. Kurt is fascinated by the duality of coffee, that is both a commodity used in the most remote areas around the world and a pricey, fashionable, almost luxury good with so many different notes and shades to discover. Each coffee bean tells us a story and that what makes it magic!

VENUE : KONTRA COFFEE

Kontra Coffee is a micro-roastery located in Copenhagen in Østerbro. They curate speciality coffee from all over the world and deliver it to cafes, restaurants and businesses in Denmark. They also have training courses for beginners as well as professional baristas, to spread the word about good coffee and the best recipes.

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