Finca Tamana by Tim Wendelboe

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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 »

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 »

Wilfa Svart in South Korea

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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 »

Kaffebrenneriet, Oslo

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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 »

The World Champion Aeropress Technique

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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 »