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 volunteers brewed and served each of the 10 coffees following those specific guidelines.
The set up goes like this: get in line for a small cup of each of the 10 coffees, get a ballot, taste all your coffees, and vote for one—just one. A total of 116 votes were cast, with four being dismissed as invalid. Scores were tabulated and the winners were announced at the Gala Dinner on Saturday night.
WINNER! Tim Wendelboe’s Tekangu with an incredible 28 votes. (Tim Wendelboe, Oslo, Norway)
2nd place: Solberg & Hansen’s Finca Kilimanjaro with 16 votes (Solberg & Hansen, Oslo, Norway)
3rd place: Kaffitar with 15 votes (Kaffitar, Reykjavik & Kaflavik, Iceland)
For the complete list of competitors and scores, see Nordic Roaster in Menu bar on the Nordic Barista Cup homepage