Norway’s Coffee in the 2014 World Brewers Cup

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Odd-Steinar Tøllefsen of Oslo coffee bar and roaster Supreme Roastworks did phenomenally well at this years’ World Brewers Cup in Rimini, making the finals and placing 4th! Keep reading for a video of his presentation and his Hario V60 brew recipe. More »

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A Tale of Two Markets

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It goes without saying that coffee is an important part of Nordic culture, and that the interest for coffee straddles all demographic divides with ease. It reaches the old, the young, the rich, the poor and everyone in between. However, the supply side of the coffee market in the Nordic countries is decisively split into two very different parts, governed by completely different rules and objectives.  More »

What is the Best Way to Brew Aeropress Coffee?

Shuichi Sasaki of Japan became the 2014 World Aeropress Champion yesterday. The recipe he used was just posted online on the official WAC website; by comparing it to the winning recipes of previous years, let’s see if we can find anything interesting! More »

Nordic Competitors in the 2014 World Barista Championship

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The first two rounds of the World Barista Championships in the Italian coastal town of Rimini are over, and the semi-finalists are about to be announced. Like in recent years, all the presentations are broadcast live and made available afterwards. Here are the Nordic champions and their presentations in the order they competed. More »

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo

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It has long been a tradition to separate the coffee world championships—Barista, Brewing, Latte Art, Cup Tasting and Coffee in Good Spirits—over two locations. This year, the first two will be held in Rimini, Italy during the World of Coffee event; the latter three were held last weekend in Melbourne, Australia, during the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE). More »

On Kickstarter: Wooden Coffee Cups!

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Aiming to produce sustainable drinkware, Dryad Coffee of Texas use reclaimed wood to produce cups like the one seen here. Right now they are fundraising through Kickstarter with an aim to eventually produce a range of them, including a thermos-looking takeaway cup. More »