A History of Coffee in Norway, Part Two


In this series of articles, we’ll be taking a trip through Norwegian history as it pertains to coffee, stopping here and there to shed light, briefly, on important personalities and formative events.

As we enter into the 19th century, we’ll take a look at how coffee won over its harshest opponent and built ties that would later bolster its popularity even more. More »

From the Archives
A Traditional Cup of Coffee

The Norwegian turkaffe, literally hiking coffee, is one of the oldest coffee traditions we have. Normally prepared outside over an open fire or gas burner, it is an almost ritualized part of any hiking experience. More »

A History of Coffee in Norway, Part One

Episcopatum Stavangriensis, Bergensis et Asloiensis (Johannes Janssonius, 1636)

Ask about Norway and coffee, and the first thing that will come to most people’s minds—Norwegians included—is that the consumption per capita rates among the highest in the world.

But that’s not the full story. How did a small country with no real mercantile or colonial power manage to become one of the most avid consumers of coffee back when it was a hard-to-get luxury? And more recently: how did Norway manage to become a world leader in specialty coffee? More »

Finca Tamana by Tim Wendelboe


Just in time for Christmas, Tim Wendelboe has published a book about his pioneering work with Elias Roa at Finca Tamana in Colombia. Improving quality at origin is widely considered the most important (and arguably, most difficult) step that can be taken to further develop modern coffee as a product and as an industry. More »

Wilfa Svart in South Korea


Earlier this month, Tim Wendelboe took the Wilfa Svart Series (The PresisjonManuell and Malt) to the Seoul International Cafe Show, one of Asia’s largest coffee-related trade shows. More »

A Tim Wendelboe Review of the Wilfa Svart Presisjon

Tim Wendelboe Reviews the Wilfa Svart Presisjon

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 »