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NORDIC ROASTER COMPETITION 2011

The Nordic Roaster 2011 competition is divided into 2 parts: The ESPRESSO competition and the FILTER competition.

To win the NORDIC ROASTER 2011 title roasters must compete in both competitions.  All roasters can compete, also outside the Nordic countries.

 

Sign up to Nordic Roaster 2011 competition by “buying” the competition fee in the NBC webshop.

Here are the rules:

ESPRESSO COMPETITION

DATE: 26th of August 2011
JUDGES: Ca. 170 coffee enthusiasts

ESPRESSO COMPETITION RULES

Each roastery will deliver 4 kilos of espresso coffee for the competition (coffee used for barista calibration etc is not included in the 4 kilos). Each espresso coffee bag must be labeled with following information:

  1. Specify that it is for the “ Espresso competition“
  2. Name of the roastery
  3. Name of the roast master
  4. Which coffees are in the blend? (farm name, variety, processing etc.)

Each participating roastery needs to have one person present at the Nordic Barista Cup to guide and calibrate the baristas that will brew the espressos for the competition.

On the competition day there will be 10 Dalla Corte espresso machines DC PRO producing 10 different espressos that will be given to each attendee simultaneously. Prior to the competition each roaster will be given time at the espresso machine in order to instruct the baristas that will brew his / her coffee to ensure a correct extraction.

The water used for the espresso machines will be Copenhagen City water (hardness 18-23⁰ dH) filtered through the filter installed on the Dalla Corte machine.

JUDGING

The espresso coffee will be tasted blind by all attendees at the 2011 Nordic Barista Cup. Each person attending the Nordic Barista Cup 2011 will have one vote. The roastery with the most votes wins the espresso 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 2011 Nordic Roaster title.

The ESPRESSO coffee for the 2011 competition has to be delivered at latest 25th August 2011 at 12.00 to a BUNN representative.

N.B. To be able to win the Nordic Roaster 2011 competition you must also compete in the Nordic Roaster 2011 filter competition. See below.

Sign up to Nordic Roaster 2011 competition by “buying” the competition fee in the NBC webshop.

FILTER COMPETITION

DATE: 27th of August 2011
JUDGES: Ca. 170 coffee enthusiasts

FILTER COMPETITION RULES

Each roastery submits 6 kilos of the coffee of their choice. The coffee will be brewed after the roast masters preference on BUNN brewers. 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. Each filter coffee bag must be labeled with following information:

1. Is it espresso or filter?
2. Name of the roastery
3. Name of the roast master
4. Information about the coffee (blend or single origin, farm name, variety, processing etc.)

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 25th and 26th of August.

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 and/or inform the certified BUNN brewing instructor about it.

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 the 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 Copenhagen City water (hardness 18-23⁰ dH).

JUDGING

Each person attending the Nordic Barista Cup 2011 will have one vote. The coffee with the most filter votes will win the Nordic Roaster 2011 FILTER Competition. The points will be added to the ESPRESSO competition and count in the Nordic Roaster 2011 total score. The roastery with the most votes in the 2 competitions will be awarded the 2011 Nordic Roaster title.

The FILTER coffee for the 2011 competition has to be delivered at latest on 25th of August at 12.00 to a BUNN representative.

N.B. To be able to win the overall Nordic Roaster 2011 competition you must also compete in Nordic Roaster 2011 espresso competition. See above.

Sign up to Nordic Roaster 2011 competition by “buying” the competition fee in the NBC webshop.

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