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 »
A couple of years ago, Wilfa asked me if I was interested in helping them develop a new filter coffee brewer for the domestic market. Since Norwegians are one of the biggest consumers of coffee per capita, and most of the coffee made in Norway is made at home on a filter brewer, I though it would be very interesting to see if it was possible to make a better machine than the ones already on the market. More »
Kaffebrenneriet (‘The Coffee Roastery’) is Oslo’s longest-running chain of coffee shops. Since opening their first shop in 1994, a stripped space in Oslo’s Bislett area, Thomas Pulpan and Steinar Paulsrud have built a thriving business that is now the single largest purchaser of Cup of Excellence coffee for the consumer market—globally. Today, KB has 27 locations, the vast majority of which are located in the Oslo area. More »
Alongside the official barista competitions held at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo this year was their distant cousin, the decidedly less official and more rambunctious WAC—World Aeropress Championship. This year saw the WACs escalate things even further, with live music, hamburgers and a full-on ping pong tournament running at the same time. More »
This post about the state of coffee around the world and how regional expressions have influenced the global coffee culture is quite interesting—their omission of Finland and Iceland notwithstanding. Mr. Porter is an online men’s fashion retailer and this was published in their journal, but don’t let that put you off. The interactive map is beautifully designed and quite interesting to zip around in. Article here.