Yesterday we spent the day at FAF Studio (Fazenda Ambiental Fortleza) in Sao Paulo. The first stage of the Brasilian Blend Competition, where teams of 2-3-4 people (teams were mix of Brazilian and Nordic baristas) who had to create their own blend from 10 different coffees, roasted by Felipe at FAF. There were multiple cuppings […]
Archives for 2013
The internet connections have bin as scarce as washed coffee in Brazil. So here is a recap of iur last couple of days bringing us through Matas de Minas, Minas Gerais and Sul de Minas.
BRAZIL FIELD TRIP – day 1
Team Sweden not only won the honour and the NBC trophy at the Nordic Barista Cup 2013 – they also won a trip to Brazil, kindly sponsored by Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association. On the Swedish team were Anna Nordström, Oskar Alverus and Tobias Palm. Unfortunately Tobias could not go, so he kindly gave his seat […]
2013 NRF SPEAKERS
We are proud to announce the preliminary speakers at Nordic Roaster Forum 2013.
NORDIC ROASTER FORUM PROGRAM
Here you find the program for Nordic Roaster Forum 2013. We hope to see you in Reykjavík from 8th-9th November. Or else you can watch the videos from the forum online. They will be posted thorugh out the event.
NORDIC ROASTER FORUM INFO
On 8.-9. of November Nordic Roaster Forum will be held in Iceland. Half of the NRF tickets are already sold – even before we announced any program details. Thank you for trusting us! Here is some more information about the event:
“Organic Coffee; by Choice or Necessity?” by Christer Söderberg, Open World Foundation
[download Christer’s slides] In his talk, Christer Söderberg from the Open World Foundation, takes a look at where our world is heading in the future. Christer argues that it is time to do something about the current situation and ask us, “Is sustainability still possible?” “The best result comes from everyone in the group doing […]
The evaluation shows tendencies from Nordic Barista Cup 2013. From the evaluation sheets we learn that people had a very positive experience overall. People were positive towards the of many of the lectures, the food, the importance of the event and the atmosphere as a whole. Still there are some things to do better for next year.
“Benefits and Challenges of Organic Coffee Farming” by Felipe Croce, Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza
Felipe talks about the research he’s done with organic farming as well as what he’s learned working in Brazil with Fazenda Ambietanl Fortaleza. “I don’t think any farmer wakes up & wants to spray chemicals on their coffee, they do it because they have to & they have families to feed.” “It takes guts to […]
(NEW) NORDIC ROASTER RESULTS
Dear friends. Thank you for a great Nordic Barista Cup. Unfortunately we have to inform you, that there has been some mis-counting in the Nordic Roaster Espresso competition.