Maxed Out: A Closer Look at Coffee Consumption in Finland

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The statistics are presented at every opportunity: Finns are the people with the highest consumption of coffee in the world, at 12 kilos per person per year. But those are averages, and those don’t necessarily tell the real story of who’s drinking what.

Inspired by this recent article from the Washington Post, detailing the spread in the alcohol consumption of the American populace (long story short: 30% don’t drink at all; the top 10% consume fully half of the alcohol(!)), it would be interesting to see whether any statistics like these existed for coffee. After all, the history of coffee in the Nordic countries closely mirrors that of alcohol. More »

From the Archives
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 American Users of the Wilfa Precision are Saying

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The Wilfa Precision has been available in North America through Williams-Sonoma since August this year, and the reception has been fantastic! Here’s some of what users have been saying. More »

Nordic Approach on Producing Quality in Rwanda

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Nordic Approach is a forward thinking Norwegian company that specialises in sourcing and importing coffee for smaller, quality-driven coffee roasters around the world. Founded by Tim Wendelboe and Morten Wennersgaard (ex-Solberg & Hansen), Nordic Approach has quickly garnered a reputation for sourcing some of the best coffee available, and for exploring regions off the beaten path. More »

What Kopi Luwak is and why you should avoid it.

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Holdovers from the days where coffee was more about myths and salesmanship than quality and origin still exist. Examples include “monsooned” coffees, Jamaica Blue Mountain, and the granddaddy of them all—Kopi Luwak. More »

West Coast Coffee Roadtrip

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Brian W. Jones is a busy man. The popular author of Dear Coffee, I Love You, a multitalented designer, an honorary Swede, part of Supersonic Coffee and a NCC team member, he’s heavily involved with the worlds of coffee and design, and particularly where they intersect. Starting now and in the immediate future, he will be wearing his coffee and Swede hats, riding a beautiful Volvo up and down the West Coast of the USA, stopping to enjoy (and document!) the coffees and coffee shops on the way. More »