Daniel Kurnianto ( BOSeTAMPER ): Coffee Insurrection Hero Chapter #88

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Daniel Kurnianto ( BOSeTAMPER ): Coffee Insurrection Hero Chapter #88

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1- Introduce yourself: who are you, where are you from, where do you work and what’s
your job.

My name is Daniel Kurnianto. I am originally from Indonesia, one of the world's leading
producers of coffee. I live in Boston area, MA, USA since 2005. I am currently inventing a coffee espresso tool called BOSeTAMPER, the World’s first Automatic Handheld Espresso Tamper. Also working on the other 2 secret projects around the espresso tool as well.

2- When and why did coffee become important to you?

I have loved espresso drinks since I moved to USA, buy them from local coffee shop from speciality shops. About 4 years ago pickup the espresso hobby with simple espresso machine and hand grinder. Until now, I have a nice Bezzera espresso e61 machine with valve control, nice EK43 grinder and Bullet roaster. Those end up giving birth of BOSeTAMPER product development.

3- Do you remember the first coffee you had that was more than “just a cup of coffee”?

Yes… it was hot americano coffee (espresso base) from a specialty coffee shop near downtown Boston. The aroma was amazing, the taste was tasty. Perfect drink. I later asked the barista, it was a Costa Rica single origin bean.

4- What’s your favorite thing about going to work in the morning?

Easy answer… that is the time when I make my own ice latte before driving to the

5- What’s your favorite brewing method and why?

Espresso. Starting with the smells when you grind the beans… the smells is so energizing for me. Then extracting, man…. the aroma is very good while your face is basically above the group’s head… then obviously drink it, all just very nice feeling.

6- Which is the best coffee you ever tasted?

Well, every fresh roast bean are great as they have their own profile. I do mostly espresso drink only. At this moment, I am enjoying ice latte from my own roasting of Sweet Maria's Liquid Amber Espresso Blend on medium roast level. I love their Ethiopia beans for americano, the fruity aroma are maximum which very pleasant for me.

Bose Tamper

7- Is there a country of origin that you tend to favor coffee from? Why?

I like try and explore different kind of origins and blend, my journey is just started. I do enjoy Costarica as their boldness. I love Ethiopia for the aroma.

8- Suggest us a roastery to check (not the one you working at/you use at work).

I love Goodbrotherscoffee (Liquid Amber). They use hot-air roaster that reduce the
smoky aroma, which I appreciate. Another one but hard to get on smaller bag is Josuma.com/malabar-gold. The boldness for espresso is just fit well on my taste bud.

9- What’s the most important things you’ve learnt while working in the business?

Having a good trusty supplier you can count on is the most important in my start up
business. It is a truely partnership, just juga seller and buyer. As things happened, late, quality, cost, all of those require the right suppliers to have around. 10- How your work and the specialty coffee world are coping with Covid and the new challenges for hospitality?

Timewise, BOSeTAMPER product development during the pandemic is well fit. Meaning, at that time, I need a limited interaction with anyone, so it was not a problem for me.

11- How do you see the specialty coffee scene in 10 years?

I believe more people would able to enjoy and appreciate higher quality coffee to consume, both from home or from a cafe. Higher quality coffee came from specialty coffee players (roaster, cafes and afficinados). So yeah… the future is bigger and brighter.

12- Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I will keep inventing new tools in coffee industry that solve barista and coffee drinker around the world. New interesting unique product that set some stories.

13- Any last word? Any tip or suggestion you wanna share with someone that want to
start this path?

To the inventors out there, please don’t give up. Inventing and Commercializing coffee
device/tools does costly both time and money but you need to keep going. Coffee is a big market that need new invention along the way.

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