Nordic Roaster 2010 Rules

The Nordic Roaster 2010 competition will be held:

DATE: 17th and the 18th of September 2010

PLACE: Spikerboks, Nydalen, Oslo

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The Nordic Roaster 2010 competition is divided into 2 parts:

Part 1: ROAST PROFILE COMPETITION – 17th OF SEPTEMBER:The Roast profile competition is a competition where all competing roasteries will be sent 30 kg of green Colombian coffee from the same lot / farm to their roastery. This coffee will be sent to the competing roasteries within 1 month prior to the Nordic Roaster competition. The roasteries will roast the coffee at their own facilities and submit only 2 kg of the final roasted coffee for the competition.

JUDGING: The coffee will be cupped (cup tasting) blind by all attendees at the 2010 Nordic Barista Cup. Each person attending the Nordic Barista Cup 2010 will have one vote. The roastery with the most votes wins the Roast profile competition, and the points will be added to the Filter coffee competition and count in the Nordic Roaster total score, where the roastery with the most votes in the 2 competitions will be awarded the 2010 Nordic Roaster title.

Part 2:FILTER COFFEE COMPETITION, 18th OF SEPTEMBER:The Filter coffee competition is a competition where the roasteries are free to submit 2 kilos of the coffee of their choice. The coffee will be brewed after the roast masters preference on BUNN brewers. The attendees at the Nordic Barista Cup 2010 will vote for their favorite coffee.

JUDGING: Leading thinkers and doers from the coffee business will be the judges. The attendees at the 2010 Nordic Barista Cup will judge the coffees by blind cupping on Saturday the 18th of September. Each person attending the Nordic Barista Cup 2010 will have one vote. The roastery with the most votes wins the Filter coffee competition, and the points will be added to the roast profile competition and count in the Nordic Roaster total score, where the roastery with the most votes in the 2 competitions will be awarded the 2010 Nordic Roaster title.

For the Filter coffee competition, each roastery has to submit the following:

COFFEE: The filter coffee you bring is supposed to be sourced and roasted by your roast master. The combination of your coffee is optional; you can choose a blend or single origin.

For the Nordic Roaster we need 2 kilos of filter coffee. Each coffee bag must be labeled with following information:

1. Name of the roastery2. Name of the roast master 3. Information about the coffee (blend or single origin, farm name, variety, processing etc.)

The coffees for the filter competition have to be delivered at latest on Saturday morning 18th of September before 9 am at the Spikerboks reception.

BREWING PARAMETERS: You can influence how many grams of coffee to be used pr. liter of water for brewing and the grind setting for the coffee. Each roastery will have the opportunity to try the brewers during the day of the 16th and 17th of September.Extract MoJo refractometers will be available.

When the roast masters have decided upon the brewing parameters of their choice, they need to label their coffee bags with the dose and grind setting of their choice.

If you are not able to be at the Nordic Barista Cup or to send a representative from your roastery, we ask that you mark the bags clearly with the amount of coffee you would like to be used per liter of water. The coffee will be ground on a Mahlkönig grinder set to a standard filter grind if nothing else is instructed on the label of the coffee bag.

All coffees will be brewed at the same brewing program set by a certified BUNN brewing instructor. The filter coffee will be brewed into 4 liter thermal servers using a BUNN I C B brewer at 92 degrees Celsius. The machine is adjusted to give a contact time of around 5 minutes. Water quality will be Oslo city water.

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