A Crazy Night in Reykjavik, NBC Style…

It’s impossible to put into words what a Gala Dinner and after party at a Nordic Barista Cup event is like… you just have to experience one yourself (which is a big hint that you should prepare yourself to attend the 2010 NBC in Oslo, Norway, in September of next year!). But to give you an idea of the fun that is to be had, here are some images from the party on Saturday, which wrapped up the NBC event in a most spectacular way…

NBC Organizer Jens Norgaard and Elvis Presley: Separated at birth?

NBC Organizer Jens Norgaard and Elvis Presley: Separated at birth?

The party had a theme, as you may have guessed: dress up as Dolly Parton, Bjork, Elvis, or Elton John... is there any logic to this combination? Of course not! It's the NBC, remember? Pictured here, NBC Organizer, Bjorg Brend, and MC Jose Cleofas Arreola

The party had a theme, as you may have guessed: dress up as Dolly Parton, Bjork, Elvis, or Elton John... is there any logic to this combination? Of course not! It's the NBC, remember? Pictured here, NBC Organizer, Bjorg Brend, and MC Jose Cleofas Arreola

Two amazing Bjorks: Njall and Sonja

Two amazing Bjorks: Njall and Sonja

Hjortur and Jonina: A meeting of the Dolly minds and, um, chests

Hjortur and Jonina: A meeting of the Dolly minds and, um, chests

Elton John Varney... and he could even play a mean piano, as we found out later in the night

Elton John Varney... and he could even play a mean piano, as we found out later in the night

Addy was thrilled to find out that Kaffitar had won third prize in the Nordic Roaster competition!

Addy was thrilled to find out that Kaffitar had won third prize in the Nordic Roaster competition!

Bjork, aka Jay L., and Dolly, aka Jessi M., shake a leg

Bjork, aka Jay L., and Dolly, aka Jessi M., shake a leg

Sigga Dora and Klaus enjoy their Polar Beers!

Sigga Dora and Klaus enjoy their Polar Beers!

Liz and Mike Phillips... the King of USBC

Liz and Mike Phillips... the King of USBC

More beautiful Bjorks!

More beautiful Bjorks!

TONE! She kept the glasses on all night long... no one can accuse Tone Liavaag of breaking character...

TONE! She kept the glasses on all night long... no one can accuse Tone Liavaag of breaking character...

Espresso for all, a necessary component for staying up all night partying

Espresso for all, a necessary component for staying up all night partying

What's an NBC party without a giant train of crazies?

What's an NBC party without a giant train of crazies?

The lake view outside of the party venue.

The lake view outside of the party venue.

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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.