Nordic Roaster by the Numbers

The Nordic Roaster event was, as it is every year, an exciting and intellectual activity. Ten coffee roasters submitted coffee to be judged by a panel of both their peers and members of the public. The roasters could note brewing parameters to be followed, and the merry band of NBC … Read more →

Nordic Barista Cup by the Numbers

You may wonder how the five teams in the Nordic Barista Cup are scored? Well, they are evaluated on team spirit and enthusiasm, coffee knowledge and abilities and finally, the amount of money each team raised at the Public Day for the charity project, Manos Abiertas, which is a nonprofit … Read more →

And the winner is… Team Denmark!

Congratulations to this year’s NBC winning team: Team Denmark! While each team did well, and this year’s NBC was certainly one for the ages, Team Denmark, because of their exceptional teamwork and team spirit as identified by the judges, finished with the highest score. As the winning team, the members … Read more →

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 →

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