The Art, Heart & Soul of the Nordic Barista Cup

Teams are hurrying to finish their stations and artwork with the local artists, to be displayed here at the public day, as the public will begin to enter the space in just a few minutes!

The painter who worked with the Icelandic team.

The painter who worked with the Icelandic team.

Screen prints for sale by he artist, which feature images of the members of the Iceland team

Screen prints for sale by he artist, which feature images of the members of the Iceland team

Team Denmark's station is almost finished!

Team Denmark's station is almost finished!

This is the fashion designer who is working with Team Sweden to create clothing and handbags out of old coffee tshirts

This is the fashion designer who is working with Team Sweden to create clothing and handbags out of old coffee tshirts

Team Finland puts the finishing touches on their station

Team Finland puts the finishing touches on their station

This is the industrial artist, who made earrings as well as boxes made from discarded coffee cups.

This is the industrial artist, who made earrings as well as boxes made from discarded coffee cups.

These are the earrings and boxes she created for Team Norway to sell

These are the earrings and boxes she created for Team Norway to sell

Team Norway creates their menu

Team Norway creates their menuMattias arranges on of the fashion designers pieces on a statue

Mattias arranges one of the art pieces created by the fashion designer on a statue

Mattias arranges one of the art pieces created by the fashion designer on a statue

Another local artist created beautiful painted coffee filters that are for sale here

Another local artist created beautiful painted coffee filters that are for sale here

Palmar tends bar at the Iceland station

Palmar tends bar at the Iceland station

The fashion designer who is working with Team Sweden created these scarves out of old coffee tshirts

The fashion designer who is working with Team Sweden created these scarves out of old coffee tshirts

Signage at Team Sweden's station

Signage at Team Sweden's station

Triangulation on old vinyl records. Such a cool idea!

Triangulation on old vinyl records. Such a cool idea!

Sure, there's a lot of fancy stuff going on, but there's also straight, great drip coffee.

Sure, there's a lot of fancy stuff going on, but there's also straight, great drip coffee.

Team Denmark signs people up for the triangulation

Team Denmark signs people up for the triangulation

Ragga, Sonja and Jens, thank you for making this such a wonderful event!!!

Ragga, Sonja and Jens, thank you for making this such a wonderful event!!!

A few of Sonja's regulars came to see what was going on, and here she is showing them the makeshift roasters used by the teams yesterday

A few of Sonja's regulars came to see what was going on, and here she is showing them the makeshift roasters used by the teams yesterday

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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.