Due to some Internet issues, we were not able to post as many photos and stories from the latter part of the Nordic Barista Cup as we had hoped. But better late than never! Here are some of the memorable images from this year’s event, which was top notch from … Read more →
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Premiered at the Nordic Barista Cup Gala Dinner, September 18, Oslo, Norway … everything you need to know about how to become a world barista champion… seriously. [vimeo 15104279] The craft from Brendan Inkognito on Vimeo.
Oh my goodness, the final night is here! We are at the most incredible location in all of Oslo—well, at least that is what I think, since I havent seen much of anything else around here. No, but seriously, this place is really effing awesome. And the whole Harry Potter … Read more →
It was an incredibly intense day—so many cuppings, lectures and fascinating discussions around coffee, taste, texture, and more, we were all ready to cut loose a little—and our gracious Norwegians hosts had everything taken care of for us. The Nordic Barista Cup has a tradition of great parties, and Miami … Read more →
Paul gave his third, and yet another wonderful, lecture today. This was sort of a part two to his presentation from yesterday, which was a basic explanation of sensory skills. Today he continued with acidity and texture tasting. The lecture (which you will be able to watch a video of) … Read more →
One of the most fun—not to mention important—traditions of the NBC is the Bazaar, which raises the funds needed to make the annual charity project possible. Basically, a charity is identified in whatever that year’s focus country is. So this year, with the focus country being Colombia, money is being … Read more →
Stephen Vick is, at this moment, answering a lot of questions from a very enthusiastic audience after the close of his lecture on sourcing coffee in East Africa. Stephen has been working in Tanzania, Burundi and most recently Rwanda sourcing and exporting coffee fr a while now, and he’s experienced … Read more →
This amazing weather is holding, somehow, and we’re loving it—at least when we get out of the big lecture room, where we have been, for the second day in a row, enjoying a variety of lectures and activities. That’s better than sunshine, don’t you think? As Zachary and I were … Read more →
Well. Well, well, well. What can I say about the dinner we had last night? It was truly one of the most memorable dinners of my life, a true taste of Norway, some simply magnificent food, and fantastic beer pairings from one of Norway’s most respected breweries in the world: … Read more →
(Just so you know… I’m posting tons more photos over at Barista Magazine’s Facebook page… check ‘em out!) So it has been a busy day of education over here in Oslo! After some heady lectures from George Howell and Robert Thoresen this morning, we threw ourselves back into brainiac mode … Read more →