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2011 CUPPING SPOON

For the second year in a row each attendee will get his/her own 2011 NBC cupping spoon as a souvenir to take home. Nordic Barista Cup is happy that Espresso Parts sponsored theese spoons. All spoons are engraved with the 2011 NBC logo on the front, and the EspressoParts logo on the back.

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Wonderful Copenhagen 2011

  NORDIC BARISTA CUP will be held from 25. – 27. August 2011 in Copenhagen. The theme for NBC 2011 is: SENSORY. The aim is to understand the chemistry behind our sensory perceptions and by stimulating the senses we will improve our tasting skills.

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Into The Icelandic Wild

This place is SO lovely, so deep in the woods, but we are hardly roughing it: the cabins we’re staying in today for our second night are absolutely beautiful, with hot tubs and a bar, of course!

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Build It, Beer It, Brew It

Now that’s a competition! The back to the basics theme really got things started this morning with a very cool competition unlike any I’ve ever seen. And in an interesting twist, the attendees joined the teams in the challenge: build a primitive roaster and grinder, and roast and grind coffee.

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Team Suomi 2009

Here is the Finnish team ready for action at the Nordic Barista Cup 2009.

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Team Iceland 2009

Here is the Icelandic team ready to win the Nordic Barista Cup on home ground.

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Nordic Barista Cup Of Excellence

It’s a special treat to have Susie Spindler of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and the Cup of Excellence (CoE) here in Iceland.

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Day 1 – From Reykjavík To The Wild

So a few things have happened since last we posted. Following the longstanding Icelandic tradition of a spontaneous afternoon dance party

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Fun In The Afternoon!

We’re not just being crazy and having fun here in Iceland—well, not all the time. We’re doing a lot of learning, as well.

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NBC ’09 Day 1 – Focus Country Costa Rica

The first real team challenge of the 2009 NBC just concluded. Each team was required to give a 10-minute presentation on a coffee growing region of this year’s focus country, Costa Rica.

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