Hjörtur Matthías Skúlason
Hjörtur has been working for Kaffitár since 2001. He soon proved himself to be an able barista and the same year was promoted to manager of one of Kaffitár’s busiest coffee houses, in the Kringlan shopping mall.
After a five year career in the Icelandic coffee world Hjörtur is currently manager of Kaffitár’s two newest coffee houses, in the National Museum and the National Art Gallery. As a result of his enthusiastic serving style he has become popular with the customers. Hjörtur has twice been in second place in the Icelandic National Barista Championship and this is his second appearance as a member of the Nordic Barista team. His fine eye for artistic detail should contribute positively to the team effort.
I got into the coffee business for a coincidence. I was working at a restaurant and was offered to tag a long to a coffee seminar. At the seminar I got fascinated of coffee and there was no turning back. I have participated in the IBC 5 times and have a nice collection of trophy’s 4, 3, 2, 1 place’s and a latte art award.I participated in the WBC in 2004 and got my hands on the 4th place. I have participated at all of the NBC so far. Today I am working at Te og Kaffi as an consultant and trainer. Good coffee is what I love, I have a habit of loving to taste bad coffee so I can appreciate and value good coffee even better. Coffee is the essence of life
Elfa Dröfn Stefánsdóttir
First time competing in the NBC but hopefully not the last! Participated in the Icelandic National Championship in 2006 and won 5th place. Started working at Te & Kaffi in July 2005 and soon discovered a new interest, coffee! Her favourite coffee to make is Cappuccino as well as being her favourite coffee to drink. Loves working as a barista and looks forward to learn even more in the future.
Ingibjörg Jóna Sigurðardótti
My name is Ingibjörg Jóna Sigurðardóttir, Icelandic champ 2006. I have been working for Kaffitár since November 2004 and am now located in The National Art museum. I am really glad to be apart of the Kaffitár family and the whole coffee world, it is been amazing to experience. I work full time, but started part time. I liked it so much that I started working full time. I see the competitions as a chance to improve as a barista and a person. But I want to educate myself in various kinds of art and design majors.
Ragga Gisladottir (team coach)
Store manager at Kaffitár Bankastræti Reykjavík, The third Icelandic barista champion (2002). Competitor in WBC Oslo the same year, member of the Icelandic barista team since 2001,
WBC judge 2004/2005, Team coach for Nordic since 2004.
Chairman of Kaffibarþjónafélag Íslands and organiser for Icelandic championship 2006/2007.