All the teams got up on stage with Jay and David this morning before our first lecture. The occasion? Well, to be applauded for being here, of course.
Day #1 Of The Nbc Continues…
NBC Welcome Party!
After a long, wonderful and super educational day at the Nordic Roaster, the event wrapped simultaneously with the beginning of the Nordic Barista Cup,
Good morning, Nordic Barista Cup!
By Sarah Allen Beginning at 7:30 a.m. this morning, attendees to the Nordic Barista Cup began to arrive to the Spikerboks, which is the awesome facility where this event is being held.
A Busy Afternoon!
(Before I begin this post, I’d like to add a clarification from George Howell about my write up on his lecture this morning:
George Howell Is The Man
I feel very smart right now, thanks to George Howell. I think we all do—his lecture on processing methods this morning was just fascinating.
The Art, Heart & Soul Of The Nordic Barista Cup
Teams are hurrying to finish their stations and artwork with the local artists, to be displayed here at the public day, as the public will begin to enter the space in just a few minutes!
NBC Day 2 – Pool Party
So the second half of the day today was spent at a pool nearby where our huts and cabins are. And yes, there was a theme, as you can probably guess from the above image.
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!
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.
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.