Nordic Roaster Competition 2015 – Results

We are happy to announce that the winner of the 2015 Nordic Roaster Competition is:

Tim Wendelboe from Oslo, Norway.


The Nordic Roaster 2015 was held in Copenhagen during the Nordic Roaster Forum on the 5th  – 7th of November.

There were 10 participating roasters from countries across Europe.

Each roaster had to submit two coffees for the competition. One of the coffees had to be a washed coffee of aBourbon cultivar, selection or mutation,  produced in Central America. The second coffee had to be produced in Ethiopia and had to be washed. All coffees had to be traceable to one farm or a cooperative.

You can read the rules here.

The coffees were  cupped blind in two rounds by the 50+ attendees at the Nordic Roaster Forum . The attendees had to score the coffees based on the Cup of Excellence system from 0 to 100 points where 100 was the best score. All the scores given by the attendees for each coffee was added together and then averaged. The average from the two rounds were added together and the roaster with the highest average score after the two cuppings won the 2015 Nordic Roaster Competition and earned the title 2015 Nordic Roaster.

Below are the full results and the results from each round.

Total average score:

Ranking Roaster Total average score
1 Tim Wendelboe 88,06
2 Solberg & Hansen 87,40
3 Five Elephant 85,98
4 Love Coffee Roasters 85,54
5 Da Matteo Kafferosteri 85,44
6 Supreme Roastworks 84,31
7 Good Life Coffee 84,20
8 Hoppenworth & Ploch 83,85
9 The Barn Coffee Roasters Berlin 83,75
10 La Cabra 83,65

 Results and coffee code from the Central-America, Bourbon category:

Rank Roaster Coffee Coffee no Average score
1 Tim Wendelboe Finca Nacimiento, Honduras, Bourbon 10,00 89,17
2 Solberg & Hansen Jobneel Caceres Dios, Honduras, Pacas 2,00 87,22
3 Five Elephant Jaime Ernesto Rier Menendez, El Salvador, Bourbon & Pacas 5,00 86,15
4 Da Matteo Kafferosteri La Esperanza, Guatemala, Boiurbon & Caturra 3,00 86,09
5 Good Life Coffee Finca el Recuerdo, Guatemala, Bourbon 4,00 84,70
6 Supreme Roastworks San Antonio, El Salvador, Bourbon 7,00 84,32
7 Hoppenworth & Ploch Las Nubitas, El Salvador, Red Bourbon 9,00 84,01
8 The Barn Coffee Roasters Berlin San Juan Robler, El Salvador, Bourbon 1,00 83,43
9 La Cabra Santa Rosa, Caturra 6,00 83,26
10 Love Coffee Roasters Un regalo de Dios, Las Segovias, Nicaragua, Bourbon 8,00 82,79

Results and coffee code from the washed Ethiopia category:

Rank Roaster Coffee Coffee no Average score
1 Love Coffee Roasters Biftu Gudina, Agaro, Heirloom 3 88,29
2 Solberg & Hansen Biftu Gudina, Agaro, Heirloom 10 87,58
3 Tim Wendelboe Nano Challa, Agaro, Heirloom 2 86,95
4 Five Elephant Biftu Gudina, Agaro, Heirloom 4 85,82
5 Da Matteo Kafferosteri Gedeb, Yirgacheffe, Heirloom 7 84,79
6 Supreme Roastworks Kochere, Yirgacheffe, Heirloom 5 84,30
7 The Barn Coffee Roasters Berlin Nitsu Ruz, Guji, Heirloom 8 84,07
8 La Cabra Konga, Yirgacheffe, Heirloom 6 84,05
9 Good Life Coffee Kochere, Yirgacheffe, Heirloom 9 83,70
10 Hoppenworth & Ploch Bokasso, Sidama, Heirloom 1 83,69