Nordic Barista Cup – 2012 Results

The winner of this year’s Nordic Barista Cup is…

TEAM FINLAND!

The top three competitors:

1. Team Finland – 1890 pts
2. Team Sweden – 1875 pts
3. Team Iceland – 1663 pts

Motivation:
This year’s task was one similar to what you encounter in your everyday work behind the bar, and it was easy to see that each team consisted if ver professional baristas.

Each team showed very high levels of quality  in the drinks, the service, the logistics and in their knowledge about the coffee and various brewing methods.

Based on the scores and comments submitted by the attendees, and by the 10 secret shoppers, the motivation for the winner of Nordic Barista Cup 2012 is as follows:

The Team Showed:
– Consistent high level of the quality of the drinks
– Eagerness to engage with the customer at all times
– Customer service beyond expectation
– Great team dynamics
– Professional approach to logistics and troubleshooting
– Ability to be creative with their coffees

Troels Poulsen
Head Judge

Nordic Roaster Cup 2012

PlaceRoasterFilterEspressoTotal
#1Solberg&Hansen393877
#2Social Coffee Co.383674
#3Tim Wendelboe203757
#4Fika Fika173855
#5Kaffa123042
#6Kaffitar53641
#7Coffee Libre102232
#8Johan&Nystrom81725
#9ST. ALi52025
#10Kontra3710

Espresso Coffees Submitted:

Fika Fika, Taiwan

67% Kiamwangi AA / Nyeri, Kenya / SL34 & SL28 / Washed
33% Gichatha-ini / Nyeri, Kenya / SL34 & SL28 / Washed

Tim Wendelboe, Norway
Michiti Coop
 / Kaffa, West Ethiopia / 
Heirloom varieties / 
Washed

Solberg&Hansen, Norway
Muchoki AB
 / Nyeri, Kenya
 / SL34, SL28
 / Washed

Johan&Nyström, Sweden

80% Cerro Paldo / Tarrazzu, Costa Rica / Caturra / Natural
20% Karagoto Factory / Nyeri, Kenya / SL28 / Washed

Kontra Coffee, Denmark

30% Faz. Aqua Fria / Brazil / Catuaí & Mundo Novo / Pulped Natural
20% Ramgiri Estate / India / S795 & Kent / Washed
30% Pampojila / Guatemala / Bourbon / Washed
20% El Mojanal / Honduras / Catuaí & Caturra / Washed

Coffee Libre, South Korea

Asoproaa
 / Tarrazzu, Costa Rica
 / Caturra / Natural

St. Ali

El Centro / 
Central Valley, Costs Rica
 / Caturra
 / Pulped Natural

Social Coffee & Tea Co., Canada

Hacienda Esmaralda / 
Panama / 
Geisha
 / Washed

Kaffitár, Iceland
50% El Injerto / Guatemala / Washed
30% Montaña del Diamante / Costa Rica 
/ Washed
10% Daterra Sweet Collection / Brazil / Pulped Natural
10% Daterra Reserva / Brazil / Pulped Natural

KAFFA, Norway
Ngunguru Coop / 
Nyeri, Kenya
 / SL28 & SL34 / 
Washed

Espresso Competition - Qualifying Rounds

PlaceRoasterVotes%DayCoffee
#1Fika Fika3828.79Friday3
#1Solberg&Hansen3828.79Friday5
#3Tim Wendelboe2726.05Thursday4
#4Social Coffee3625.35Thursday5
#5Kaffitar2921.96Friday1
#6KAFFA3021.12Thursday1
#7Coffee Libre2215.69Thursday2
#8ST. ALi2015.15Friday2
#9Johan&Nystrom1711.97Thursday3
#10Kontra Coffee75.3Friday2

Espresso Competition – Finals

PlaceRoasterVotes%DayCup #
#1Kaffitar3627.69Saturday5
#2Social Coffee3224.61Saturday1
#3Tim Wendelboe3023.07Saturday4
#4Fika Fika1914.61Saturday2
#5Solberg&Hansen1310.00Saturday3

Filter Competition

PlaceRoasterNotesVotesCoffee
#1Solberg&HansenVery well balanced, juicy, lemony acidity, gooseberries, rose hip, full body399
#2Social CoffeeApricot aroma, very sweet and floral, lemony taste, clean383
#3Tim WendelboeWell balanced, fresh hibiscus aroma, bright acidity, complex2010
#4Fika FikaTransparent and clean, great balance, red currant, delicate.178
#5KAFFAWell balanced, nice acidity, blackberry, honey, sweet and fruity.124
#6Coffee LibreRed berry aroma, juicy, dark cherry, very sweet106
#7Johan&NystromBalanced, lingering sweet finish, elegant, full round mouthfeel.85
#8KaffitarWell balanced, clean acidity, sweet spices, sweet aftertaste.57
#9ST. ALiElegant strawberry aroma, sweet, floral, full bodied, super clean52
#10Kontra CoffeeExtremely balanced, sweet all the way, nice crisp acidity, clean cup31

Filter Coffees Submitted:

Solberg&Hansen, Norway
Gatomboya Coop PB / 
Nyeri, Kenya / 
SL34, SL28 / 
Washed

Social Coffee & Tea Co., Canada
Hacienda Esmaralda
 / Panama
 / Geisha
 / Washed

Tim Wendelboe, Norway
Tekangu 
Karagoto / Tekangu Co-Op
 / Nyeri, Kenya
 / SL28, SL34 / 
Washed

Fika Fika, Taiwan
Kiamwangi AA
 / Nyeri, Kenya
 / SL28, SL34
 / Washed

KAFFA, Norway
Ema Chantre / 
Pedrigal, Huila, Colombia
 / Caturra / 
Washed


Coffee Libre, South Korea
Asoproaa
 / Tarrazzu, Costa Rica
 / Caturra / 
Natural

Johan&Nyström, Sweden
Karagoto Factory AA
, Nyeri, Kenya
 / SL28
/ Washed

Kaffitár, Iceland
Daterra Reserva
 / Brazil
 / Pulped Natural

St. Ali, Australia
Don Pachi
 / Boquete, Panama
 / Geisha
 / Washed

Kontra Coffee, Denmark
Gatomboya Coop
 / Nyeri, Kenya
 / SL 28, SL34 / Washed

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