Here is the members of the Swedish team ready to win the 2007 Nordic Barista Cup:
Anne Lunell Anne is originally from Lund but has been living in Helsingborg for a long time. There she started her barista career four years ago. This year(2006) she became the National Champion and represented Sweden in the WBC in Bern. She advanced to the final and ended up in fourth place, making her the worlds best female barista 2006. Since march 2006, Anne is working at a quality roastery Mocca in Oslo, owned by Robert Thoresen. ”What I find most interesting about coffee is the diversity of the business. Traceability-transparency in the production line is very important to me. I want to know what I consume and what I serve my guests. This is something I try to integrate into my everyday life”.
Costas Pliatsikas Has been working in this industry for 15 years. Owner of News Bar, Restaurant and News Butik, Rosteri, Café. Tutor at Beige Academy and tutor at Gastronomic Program at Umea University. National Swedish champion 2007, 2nd place 2006, 2nd place 2005, 4th place 2004. Swedish Latte art champion 2006, 3rd place Worl Latte Art championship in Bern Switzerland 2006. Swedish Barista Team member 2005. “I am dedicated in always serving high quality coffee. Focused on the development of our coffee culture.”
Emma Andersson Was born in the city of Halmstad, on the westcoast of Sweden. This is the place where She started her career as a Barista, 3 years ago. She has been working at Espresso House the whole time. Her passion for coffee grew really strong her first year as a competitor in the Swedish competition. 4th place Barista 2006, 3rd place Barista 2007, Swedish Latte Art Champion 2007. 5th place World Latte Art Championship in Antwerp, 2007. It is her first time as a Swedish Barista Team member.
Peter Frennhoff Peter lives and works in the university town of Lund in the south of Sweden. He started to work in the restaurant business at the age of 16 and is now working as sommelier at Klostergatans Vin & Delikatess. Besides working on the floor he also gives wine tastings and teaches at the Swedish sommelier education. Peter describes his passion for his job like this: “What I love about working in restaurants is that I get the chance to work with different tastes and flavours and to see them mix, change and develop in order to give our customers a better experience. People tend to think that sommeliers are all into just wine, but for me the flavours of everything like food, wine, spirits and of course coffee are as interesting.” In addition to working with wine, Peter has also competed twice in the Swedish Barista Cup. In 2003 he made the semi finals and in 2005 he made the finals.
Johanna Cederström I´m a PR/Communication Consultant, and as such I train officials from business, local and state government in media cooperation and crisis communication. I also work with concept development and idea assessment, as well as with commercial campaigning, then teamed up most commonly with small or growing companies and organizations. I hope to bring to the Swedish Nordic Barista team from the world outside of the coffee trade, a breath of fresh strategic group dynamics, along with the tips and tricks that let the team focus on the learn-and-enjoy key of the NBC theme song!