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.
From the Archives
A Tale of Two Markets
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 »
During the Nordic Barista Cup this year, Wilfa’s newest coffee brewer, the Svart Presisjon was made available to each of the national teams for use in the coffee bars that formed the basis of the barista competition. More »
Unfortunately this Wilfa contest is limited to residents of Norway who use Instagram, but if you’re eligible, all you have to do to enter is to Instagram a photo of yourself enjoying a coffee with a friend and tag it with #wilfakaffe, and you could win a Wilfa Svart Presisjon! The winner will be announced on the 29th of September, which just so happens to be the International Day of Coffee!
Verve Coffee Roasters, located in the beautiful coastal town of Santa Cruz, California—most famous for its skating and surfing—presents a wonderful video showing not only coffee related activities, but also what Kenya feels like. It’s short, at just three and a half minutes, but very evocative. More »