We are Cornelius Kersten and Ellia Smeding both members of the Great Britain speedskating team.
Even at World Cup level, sponsorship is not always easy to find and especially in a sport that is little known in the UK. We decided to set up our own company Brew ’22 as a way to fund our dream of reaching the Beijing Olympic Games in 2022.
Elite sport often means a lot of travel. Between trainings, training camps and races, athletes are often on the go but when travelling, good coffee is not always available. Last season we travelled a lot, from Japan to the USA, Poland to China and Coffee whilst away is always an issue. So unpredictable. It became a bit of an obsession to find a good brew. Whilst in Japan, we came across an innovative product, a single cup filter which enabled us to choose our own coffee bean, grind it and therefore travel with our own coffee.