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NBC2012: Doug Zell – Coffeebars & The Evolution of Hospitality

Doug Zell Co-CEO, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea Doug Zell’s involvement with coffee began in the early 1990’s. He had moved to California to begin a new business venture that ultimately failed and landed him in San Francisco where he drank his first cup of real Specialty Coffee at the now defunct Spinelli Coffee. It was […]

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A Preview of Saturday.

Amazingly, we’re already onto the last day of our 2012 Nordic Barista Cup program, and it promises to be one to remember. We’re starting a little later, but at 10am we’ll have David Walsh explaining to us ‘Why we brew how we brew’, followed by the final judging round of the Nordic Roaster Espresso competition. After […]

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NBC2012: Peter Kimata – Agronomy of Kenyan Coffee

[download presentation slides] Peter Kimata Senior Agronomist, Central Kenya Coffee Mills Peter Kimata, a qualified agronomist, is responsible for overseeing dry milling at Central Kenya Coffee Mills (sister company to CMS). Over 30% of Kenya’s coffee is annually milled at this facility, which serves over 200,000 farmers – in which Peter works closely with. Originally Peter […]

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NBC2012: Rene Redzepi – Coffee Is The Shit

René Redzepi Noma Restaurant The man responsible for the creative direction, and flawless execution at Noma, widely regarded as the best restaurant in the world, we are delighted to have chef Rene Redzepi come and speak to us this year. With a career that has seen him spend time in the kitchens of French Laundry, […]

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Day Two – A Preview.

Hello Coffee Lovers! Yesterday proved to be a terrific start to this year’s Nordic Barista Cup, and we’re very excited about the speakers, cuppings and events in store for us today. We have Tim Wendelboe kicking things off, with a talk and cupping focusing on developing green coffee quality, being followed on by James Hoffmann who will […]

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Thursday Night in Copenhagen.

As talks were concluded yesterday afternoon, attendees were advised that we were headed ‘somewhere special, with tight security’ for dinner, and to board the buses. After a short ride, we arrived at the Folketing – the Danish National Parliament, inside Christiansborg Palace. After a climb up many flights of stairs, we arrived in the public gallery overlooking […]

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Thursday Afternoon Preview.

As attendees finish up evaluating round one of the Nordic Roaster Cup with a tasting of 5 espressos, and start to think about lunch, we’re looking forward to this afternoon’s program. The first speaker after the break will be Morten Wennersgaard, green coffee buyer and founder of green coffee importer, Nordic Approach, who will be presenting […]

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A Preview of Thursday morning.

Good morning, coffee lovers. We’re just under an hour away from the start of this year’s Nordic Barista Cup program, attendees are having some breakfast and coffee, while David and Jay are getting everyone warmed up. Our program today is a full bill of fantastic speakers, covering a broad array of topics. Kicking off at […]

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NBC 2012 VIDEOS/BLOG

Stationed at the back of an auditorium in Copenhagen were a couple of particularly lucky chaps. Their responsibility of getting the content of this year’s Nordic Barista Cup Talks recorded, cut and posted online. All the videos are posted to our Vimeo site, under the album Nordic Barista Cup Talks, 2012. Find the 2012 blog/videos […]

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