Morten Ibsen – brew master at Jacobsens – talks us through the malting and brewing processes they employ to produce high quality beers and ales.
Archives for August 2011
STEPHEN VICK “PRESERVING GREEN COFFEE” Stephen Vick is the National Quality Control Manager for Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea in Chicago and Los Angeles. Stephen began his work in coffee as a barista for Zoka Coffee in Seattle and spent much of his career as a trainer and educator for Zoka, as well as Stumptown Coffee […]
JOSEPH RIVERA “THE CHEMISTRY OF COFFEE” Joseph Rivera is the founder and creator of coffeechemistry.com. He began his career with the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) over 10 years ago after receiving with a degree in Food Chemistry. As Director of Research with CQI, he utilized knowledge of chemistry with practical coffee science to develop a […]
Nordic Barista Cup attendees were very lucky to be treated to a banquet at the Danmarks Akvarium (Denmark Aquarium). Upon arrival, we got a quick tour of the sharks, turtles, piranhas
The baristas of the NBC are all working on the Dalla Corte DC Pro machine. This is no coincidence. Since 2003 Dalla Corte has been revolutionizing the espresso machine market, and has come up with the first newly designed espresso machine since 1969 (!). If you track down Holger, one of the co founders of […]
At this very moment the Rush Hour competition is in full swing. Rush Hour mimics the insanity of a busy day at an international café. Those of you who’ve worked at busy cafees during rush hour will know what i’m talking about, those of […]
At the far corner of the NBC venue sits Keith Collins keeping the wheels turning while everybody else enjoys the fruits of his labour. Keith Collins is director of technical services at Bunn, (he prefers the title of “Coffee Brewer”), and provides the coffee, the grinding and the hot water for all the […]
As a part of Jannie and Michael’s presentation on myth busting in sensory science, audience members were presented with this tasting kit.
Teams were required to smell closed cups containing a variety of different foodstuffs, from smoked mackerel to sunflower oil, horseradish and top soil (not really a foodstuff, I suppose).