This is what happens when you take two boys from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, drop them in Gothenburg, Sweden, during one of the most creative barista competition events in the world, work them like crazy as volunteers to make the event go smoothly, and then comp their drinks at the final party, … Read more →
Hey guys, In addition to Sarah and my written and photographic coverage of the Nordic Barista Cup in Sweden this past weekend, there was a professional video crew on site to create videos withe Sarah playing the host throughout the event. Check them out here: http://nordicbaristacup.com/index2.php?menuid=142&parent=9
Ken and I made it safely back to Portland yesterday (Monday). He spent most of the day catching up on his Washington Huskies football games, while I played with the dog at the park and then totally crashed out. We really had a wonderful time with our friends in Sweden … Read more →
It’s been a tremendous three days at the Nordic Barista Cup, and at the end of it, Team Sweden won a hard-fought crown, ending Norway’s streak of two wins in a row. It’s Team Sweden’s first ever victory in the NBC. Congratulations Sweden! And there can be no question that … Read more →
Some of the scenes from today’s event… . . . . . . . .
A professional marketing and design consultant evaluated all five cafés and has determined that Finland’s was the best! He said they were friendly but not annoying, the design was lovely but not overwhelming, and their tactics were smart and creative for gathering customers. Go Finland!!
You know the saying, “without (blank), none of this would have been possible”? Well, in the case of the Nordic Barista Cup volunteers, it’s really true. It’s unbelievable how hard they have been working, the number of hours they are putting in… honestly, it has not gone unnoticed. . . … Read more →
The Swedes are crazy for the Nordic Barista Cup! Thanks to a lot of sunshine, the people of Gothenburg are out and about on this lovely Saturday afternoon, and they’re coming in droves to see what this barista thing is all about. . . The five Nordic teams have done … Read more →
It’s hard to believe we are almost to the end of the event! But as tradition dictates, the final day of the Nordic Barista Cup 2007 will be the most exciting one yet. This morning, attendees have left to participate in a café crawl through the city of Gothenburg. We … Read more →
What can we tell you about the White Party? It was NUTS. We arrived at 7:30, dressed in white. Actually, I was wearing all white; Ken just had a white shirt, white hat and blue jeans. So upon entering, Ken — along with anyone else who wasn’t wearing a completely … Read more →