The Winners of the Nordic Roaster & NBC

Oh my goodness, the final night is here! We are at the most incredible location in all of Oslo—well, at least that is what I think, since I havent seen much of anything else around here. No, but seriously, this place is really effing awesome. And the whole Harry Potter theme is in full effect.

Sorry for the shameless, uh, promotion? Not really. But anyway, this is my Hedwig costume, which is surely not even one of tonight's most creative... but hey, my mom and dad are reading this blog...

(By the way: we’re really sorry that the blog hasn’t been updated more with photos and videos — they are coming soon! WE’ve just been having a small (read:huge) problem with bandwidth… but hey, we survive, and all will be up and reported in the next week. Just stay tuned…

ONWARD to the results!

RESULTS OF THE NORDIC ROASTER COMPETITION

In first place: Coffee #4, Tim Wendelboe

Tim Wendelboe wins the Nordic Roaster--again!

Mr. Tim Wendelboe!!!!! with 41 votes. This coffee was roasted by Tim and also Chris Tok. Cup characteristics include suble sweet somplexity and a smooth, plumy finish.

In second place: Coffee #7, Da Matteo

Da Matteo won second place with 24 votes, afforded due to the coffee’s floral, tea-like and sweet, subtle fruit notes. Cupper Oliver Brown of Mercanta noted a satsuma with blueberry coming through.

In third place: Coffee # 8, Solberg & Hansen

Solberg & Hansen steps up to the bar with a score of 21 votes! Sock it to ‘em! This coffee was awarded for its bright, stewed plum flavor, and was noted for being bold in the mouth.

In fourth place: Coffee #6, Gourmet Coffee (13 votes)

In fifth place: Coffee #9, Has Bean

In sixth place: Coffee #2, Viva Cafe

In 7th as a tie: Coffee #4, Loftsberg Lila & Copa Con Oro

In 9th place: Coffee #10, Copenhagen Coffee Roaster

NORDIC BARISTA CUP RESULTS

Teams could have scored as much as 299 points in the nine challenges with which they were presented.

WINNER!!

TEAM SWEDEN WITH 247.8 POINTS

Yay, Team Sweden!

#2

TEAM ICELAND WITH 234.4 POINTS

#3

TEAM FINLAND WITH 217.5 POINTS

#4

TEAM NORWAY WITH 200 POINTS

#5

TEAM DENMARK WITH 194.6 POINTS

9th #10 Copenhagen Coffee Roaster (3)

Just so all you people out there in blogland know: we have had some serious difficulties with the internet during this event, but Zachary will be posting the videos soon, and I will be posting more from Day 3 as soon as I get back to Portland on Tuesday (and get some effing bandwidth).

Lots of love, and holler for TW and Team Sweden!

About the Author

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.