It did not take long before all 10 seats for the Nordic Roaster 2012 competition were sold out. Below you can see which roasters are competing. The format of the competition is simple:
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.
Carl Cervone is the Field Operations Manager for TechnoServe’s Coffee Initiative in Ethiopia. TechnoServe is an NGO that provides intensive training and operational support to help
Every business has a rhythm. Ron Kleist knows these rythms since he has been deeply involved in starting highly successful companies in diverse fields such as biotech, high tech and packaging.
Finally! Nordic Roaster Forum is awake. The breakfast table is set. Microphones ready. Now bring on the people…