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 »

From the Archives
Explorers of Nordic Cafe Culture, Takk

Sam and Corey are currently travelling around the Nordic countries on a mission to explore Nordic café culture and to eventually publish a book about the project. We wrote about Takk when the project was being funded on Kickstarter. Kalle Freese caught up with the two of them in Helsinki to have a chat about them, Takk and Nordic coffee culture. More »

Where Does Coffee Come From?

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Bizbrain and Nowsourcing have collaborated on a lovely microsite/presentation charting the route coffee takes from the time it is sown to when it is consumed by you. It is available right here.

Birdwatching at Oslo’s Legendary Coffee Bar Java

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Hot on the heels of the improbable success of its particular brand of slow TV, featuring veritable adrenaline rushes like real-time train rides and boat trips, not to mention live knitting, the Norwegian state channel, NRK, has launched the evocatively titled Piip-Show. There, you can sit and watch as birds stop by a facsimile of Oslo’s Java coffee bar to enjoy a seed or two. More »

Nordic Barista Cup on Hiatus, Will Return in New Format

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Growing from humble beginnings as a friendly competition between the top baristas of the Nordic countries into a truly international knowledge-based event, the Nordic Barista Cup has been on the calendar (or to-do list) of every serious coffee professional in the world these last years. In 2014, however, feeling that the current format had ran its course, the organising committee will spend the time they would normally use putting together another NBC to rethink the format into something that can continue to grow and expand in the future. More »

Online Coffee TV Series with Tim Wendelboe

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Perhaps taking a cue from Netflix, Aftenposten.no has decided to release its 12-part web series on coffee, produced by Bryng Film, in one fell swoop! So strap in and spend some time being enjoying it all. For those of you who don’t understand Norwegian but would like to watch, we’ve translated the titles of each episode. More »