NBC Auction a Huge Success!

There are countless extraordinary items for auction here, from original artwork by Reykjavik artists, to dates with members of the smokin hot Swedish Barista Team, to a six-foot high pyramid of coffee cups, to the famous—or infamous?—goat trophy that Klaus won in 2006 at the World Barista Championship in Bern, … Read more →

Preparing for the Public Event!

We woke up painfully early today—6 a.m.—to depart from our magical huts in the wilderness, for an exciting day back in Reykjavik: the traditional “public day,” where the five Nordic Barista Cup teams will prepare and serve coffee to the public in various forms. Money will be raised for Manos … Read more →

Team Sweden Wins Day #2!

In the true spirit of the Nordic Barista Cup, there’s no telling who will be the winner until the end of this entire event, which concludes tonight—Saturday (um, er make that Sunday morning, given the way these people party). On Day 1, Team Denmark had the most points (and their … Read more →

NBC Day 2 – Pool Party

So the second half of the day today was spent at a pool nearby where our huts and cabins are. And yes, there was a theme, as you can probably guess from the above image. So after everyone had gathered in either the heated pool or the three giant spas … Read more →

Into the Iceland Wild

This place is SO lovely, so deep in the woods, but we are hardly roughing it: the cabins we’re staying in today for our second night are absolutely beautiful, with hot tubs and a bar, of course! Here are some images from this morning, walking around our area…

NBC Day 2 – Build it, Beer it, Brew it

Now that’s a competition! The back to the basics theme really got things started this morning with a very cool competition unlike any I’ve ever seen. And in an interesting twist, the attendees joined the teams in the challenge: build a primitive roaster and grinder, and roast and grind coffee. … Read more →

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