The first thing to notice about Sarimakmur mill is the size, cleanliness and the good organization. We got the full tour. Here are our two guides on the tour Hendri (Left) and Mukfin (right). First receiving area where the “asalan” coffee gets in. Shortly after the “asalan” arrives in white bags it will be dried […]
We have been offline for the past three days since the wifi at Wahana was out of order. Relief for some, pain for others. Three days of offline means that at check in to Swiss Belhotel Medan people got their iPhones out and got online. Not sure whether this is the (only) reason, but the signal […]
This morning we hit the road at 9 am. Direction Lake Toba and Parapat. A 4 hour drive on the roads with fairly challenging Sumatran traffic. “Fast and fun” some would say – others “hazardous and crazy”. We are (again) staying at a very nice hotel, the Niagara Bopobulos hotel in Parapat, with a magnificent […]
The 2011 Nordic Barista Cup winners have arrived to the Sumatran capital Medan. Alexander, Anne, Pernilla and Per will be joined by 11 other people on the one-week trip sponsored and arranged by Mercanta. The total group of 15 has people from Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Great Britain, USA and Australia.
The 2011 Nordic Barista Cup champions from Sweden won a trip to Sumatra. Learn more about the trip here.
The Nordic Roaster was founded in Gothenburg in 2007. And at Nordic Roaster Forum in 2011 we took a closer look at the organisation and evaluated the worth of it.
The muzac of Nordic Roaster Forum right now is the slurps af the experimental roast. The same coffee (Ethiopian Yirgacheffe) has been roasted by 6 different roasteries who have their own brand of roaster.
First thing on the program Saturday morning was a welcoming speach which also was a preparation for the Nordic Roaster open board meeting. Led by Tim Wendelboe.
Menno got a university degree in law in 1997. He worked with trade of spices/seeds/nuts untill 1999, where after he raised an organic coffee department and brought the first organic certifiers to Ethiopia.
Michael de Renouard has a back ground as wine importer. In 2005 he co-started the coffeebar Kaffeplantagen in Copenhagen.