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WBC Finalist #2: Soren Stiller Markussen of Denmark

Soren lives for barista competitions—he practiced for this moment for the last two years, ever since being bitterly disappointed by coming in 6th at the WBC in Copenhagen in 2008. And he’s done great work: his performance is intricate and detailed, beautiful and nuanced. Up next: Scottie from Australia.

Your 12 WBC Semifinalists

Back, from left to right: Stefans Domatiotis, Greece; Colin Harmon, Ireland; Ana Lucia Lardizabel de Hawit, Honduras; Raul Rodas, Guatemala; Soren Stiller Markussen, Denmark; Fabrizio Sencion, Mexico; Yara Castanho, Brazil; Scottie Callaghan, Australia; Mike Phillips, United States; Alejandro Mendez,  El Salvador; Thomas Schweiger, Germany; and Kyle Straw, Canada. Semifinal round … Read more →

2nd Term Barista Champs

Maybe I’m just getting way too excited about the coming World Barista Championship in June in London, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this year’s roster of champs. I think it’s pretty cool that there are a handful of baristas who were so determined to get another … Read more →

Nordic Roaster by the Numbers

The Nordic Roaster event was, as it is every year, an exciting and intellectual activity. Ten coffee roasters submitted coffee to be judged by a panel of both their peers and members of the public. The roasters could note brewing parameters to be followed, and the merry band of NBC … Read more →

And the winner is… Team Denmark!

Congratulations to this year’s NBC winning team: Team Denmark! While each team did well, and this year’s NBC was certainly one for the ages, Team Denmark, because of their exceptional teamwork and team spirit as identified by the judges, finished with the highest score. As the winning team, the members … Read more →

Preparing for the Public Event!

We woke up painfully early today—6 a.m.—to depart from our magical huts in the wilderness, for an exciting day back in Reykjavik: the traditional “public day,” where the five Nordic Barista Cup teams will prepare and serve coffee to the public in various forms. Money will be raised for Manos … Read more →

Team Sweden Wins Day #2!

In the true spirit of the Nordic Barista Cup, there’s no telling who will be the winner until the end of this entire event, which concludes tonight—Saturday (um, er make that Sunday morning, given the way these people party). On Day 1, Team Denmark had the most points (and their … Read more →

New NBC '09 Info Released

Often times with the Nordic Barista Cup, no one knows what’s going to happen at the event until it actually starts. Well, no one other than the organizers that is. This year, however, it seems to be a little different. We just received the following announcement, with loads of new … Read more →

New NBC ’09 Info Released

Often times with the Nordic Barista Cup, no one knows what’s going to happen at the event until it actually starts. Well, no one other than the organizers that is. This year, however, it seems to be a little different. We just received the following announcement, with loads of new … Read more →

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