Events

Getting excited…

Loads of people took me up on my offer for free passes to Coffee Fest Seattle — I’ve probably mailed between 40 and 50 passes out so far! It makes me so excited for the show, which I think is the best retailer show in the country because it’s cheap, … Read more →

Throwdown Madness in… Sweden?

This is what happens when you take two boys from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, drop them in Gothenburg, Sweden, during one of the most creative barista competition events in the world, work them like crazy as volunteers to make the event go smoothly, and then comp their drinks at the final party, … Read more →

Home Sweet Home

Ken and I made it safely back to Portland yesterday (Monday). He spent most of the day catching up on his Washington Huskies football games, while I played with the dog at the park and then totally crashed out. We really had a wonderful time with our friends in Sweden … Read more →

SWEDEN WINS! SWEDEN WINS!

It’s been a tremendous three days at the Nordic Barista Cup, and at the end of it, Team Sweden won a hard-fought crown, ending Norway’s streak of two wins in a row. It’s Team Sweden’s first ever victory in the NBC. Congratulations Sweden! And there can be no question that … Read more →

Our Friends: The Volunteers

You know the saying, “without (blank), none of this would have been possible”? Well, in the case of the Nordic Barista Cup volunteers, it’s really true. It’s unbelievable how hard they have been working, the number of hours they are putting in… honestly, it has not gone unnoticed. . . … Read more →

Open for Business!

The Swedes are crazy for the Nordic Barista Cup! Thanks to a lot of sunshine, the people of Gothenburg are out and about on this lovely Saturday afternoon, and they’re coming in droves to see what this barista thing is all about. . . The five Nordic teams have done … Read more →

Good Morning, NBC Day 3!

It’s hard to believe we are almost to the end of the event! But as tradition dictates, the final day of the Nordic Barista Cup 2007 will be the most exciting one yet. This morning, attendees have left to participate in a café crawl through the city of Gothenburg. We … Read more →

White Party Insanity

What can we tell you about the White Party? It was NUTS. We arrived at 7:30, dressed in white. Actually, I was wearing all white; Ken just had a white shirt, white hat and blue jeans. So upon entering, Ken — along with anyone else who wasn’t wearing a completely … Read more →

Roasting Winner!

The first ever Nordic Roaster of the Year competition has a winner! Solberg & Hansen took top honors for their coffee — a blend of Kenyan (90 percent) and Salvadoran (10 percent) — in a blind judging event this morning at the NBC. Some 150 attendees tasted 10 coffees from … Read more →

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