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).
Time for the “7 vs 7” cupping competition. But before anything can get underway the elite volunteers have to do their thing. A few pictures of the good people who make it all possible is in order I believe:
When David and Jay want to speak, they need everyone to be quiet. To facilitate this, and to shame those who continue speaking, everyone must place one finger on their nose, as demonstrated below. Surprisingly effective, actually, though Klaus Thomsen hasn’t quite grasped the idea.
If you drop by the Nespresso stand you might be so lucky as to taste coffee, of all sorts, sizes and temperatures, from the not yet released Aquila (meaning “The Eagle” in spanish as you no doubt know) machine. Given than the aquila is as of yet unreleased this is in fact a sneak peak […]
The NBC is in spite of its name attented by all sorts of coffee enthusiasts from all parts of the world. Meet a few of them here:
MICHAEL BOM FRØST “MYTH BUSTING IN SENSORY SCIENCE” Michael Bom Frøst is a sensory scientist at University of Copenhagen, Department of Food Science. Michael’s main research interest is perception and cognition of food and beverages under real-life conditions
JANNIE VESTERGAARD “MYTH BUSTING IN SENSORY SCIENCE” Jannie Vestergaard has more than 10 years of experience in research, teaching and consultancy in the fields of sensory science and product development. Her professional interests include development of quality foods focusing on the eating quality. A passion for and great knowledge about artisinal and small scale production […]