NBC Auction a Huge Success!

There are countless extraordinary items for auction here, from original artwork by Reykjavik artists, to dates with members of the smokin hot Swedish Barista Team, to a six-foot high pyramid of coffee cups, to the famous—or infamous?—goat trophy that Klaus won in 2006 at the World Barista Championship in Bern, Switzerland. We’ll have more details about the auction winners to come, but here are some images from those most memorable items…

Klaus' goat! This prize goes to the winning bidder for one year, then returns annually to the Nordic Barista Cup auction.

Klaus' goat! This prize goes to the winning bidder for one year, then returns annually to the Nordic Barista Cup auction.

And the winner is…

Andreas Hertzberg of Solberg & Hansen, who paid—are you ready for it? —2000 Euros!

Andreas Hertzberg of Solberg & Hansen, who paid—are you ready for it? —2000 Euros!

Steve Leighton of Has Bean in the U.K. showed up as a delightful surprise today (he entered his coffee in the Nordic Roaster competition). When faced with the opportunity to win the chance to dive through a pyramid of used coffee cups, he paid 49 Euros!

The pyramids of cups before...

The pyramids of cups before...

And after! An epic dive by Steve!

And after! An epic dive by Steve!

We’ll have more information about the total amount raised in the auction to come. All money will go to the Costa Rican charity project, Manos Abiertos. What a day!

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Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.