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NBC 2011 Talks – James Hoffmann: Reinventing Espresso.

In this talk, James Hoffmann takes us back to the origins of espresso, to the standards and norms that we have inherited and rarely question, and asking us where we want espresso to go.

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Friday Evening Activities.

In keeping with the packed schedule that the Nordic Barista Cup operates, at the close of lectures and events yesterday we loaded onto buses, headed for a guided tour of Freetown Christiania.

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NBC2011 Talks: Tim Wendelboe – Coffee Quality in Indonesia

In this combined talk and cupping, Tim Wendelboe talks through some of the processing techniques and issues facing coffee producers in Indonesia.

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Nordic Roasters Cup – Espresso Competition

In order to get a popular vote for the best espresso from 10 different roasters, attendees and speakers at Nordic Barista Cup have just been 10 espressos each.

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NBC2011 Talks: Stephen Vick – Preserving Green Coffee

Stephen talks to us about different methods, aspects and issues that arise relating to preserving green coffee quality, from origin to roaster.

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NBC2011 Talks: Morten Ibsen – Malting, Brewing & Beer Types

Morten Ibsen – brew master at Jacobsens – talks us through the malting and brewing processes they employ to produce high quality beers and ales.

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Lecturer Profile: Stephen Vick

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 […]

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Lecturer Profile: Joseph Rivera

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 […]

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Dinner at the Aquarium.

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

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Dalla Corte – Old school is out

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 […]

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