This amazing weather is holding, somehow, and we’re loving it—at least when we get out of the big lecture room, where we have been, for the second day in a row, enjoying a variety of lectures and activities. That’s better than sunshine, don’t you think?
As Zachary and I were walking in the building this morning, we saw the strangest thing: blindfolded baristas sniffing from little tins being held out by Sonja.
Team members were to sniff various substances in little canisters—5 at a time—commit their identification to memory, and then write them down.
At the end of the session, it was announced that Team Denmark had the highest scores!
And then the Nordic Barista Cup, day 2, officially commenced. After a brief introduction, Tim Wendelboe took the stage with a lecture on roasting profiles and maintaining quality. He was engaging, funny and very informative—do look at the video of the lecture online when Zachary is able to post it.
Tim’s lecture included a ton of information about roasting profiles, light to dark. His lecture was followed by a cupping of one coffee roasted four different ways, from light to dark, and attendees as well as the teams were to cup them and compare, take notes about their impressions, etc.