Archive for the ‘In the media’ Category
We are featured in an article about Oslo, written by Oliver Strand in this month’s Bon Appétit.
The line-up for the 2012 Nordic Barista Cup has been announced and our very own Tim Wendelboe will be speaking again this year – he will speak on his experiments to improve green quality at origin. The Nordic Barista Cup is one of the premier coffee events of the year and this year there are some exciting changes to the competition.
He’ll be amongst impressive company – Rene Redzepi from Noma, Oliver Strand from the New York Times & James Hoffmann from Square Mile Roasters – to name just a few.
The full line-up of speakers and their profiles are available on the NBC website : www.nordicbaristacup.com
We had a visit from Ms. Emily Williams from Radio Nova who did a great radio piece on our store.
Go here to listen.
Here is a little review of our place in Lost at E minor.
Here is a little article on Oslo’s coffee scene written by Oliver Strand of the New York Times.
There has been a lot of critique on the quality of Oslo’s coffee by journalists and readers of Aftenposten, and although some of the critique may be deserved, there also seems to be a lack of reference in terms of what level the quality of a random Oslo coffee shop is serving.
“So small, so focused, so much fun. The roaster is in the front, the counter is in the back and there’s a total of three chairs. (A windowsill sits another two.) The scale is the point. At this size, every cup of coffee and every bag of beans can be executed at the highest level. In fact, all the coffee is roasted by either Tim Wendelboe or his sidekick Tim Varney, and both work shifts behind the bar. It feels like a neighborhood shop, but it’s run like a Michelin-starred restaurant.”
Maybe it is time we actually embrace our coffee culture in Norway and forget about the lost romance of the Italian espresso and similar. After all it is not only my opinion that we have one of the best cultures in the world when it comes to coffee quality and brewing.
Thanks for the kind words Oliver.
There is a very nicely written piece on coffee (not just because I am mentioned) in one of my favourite columns called “Under Kniven” in today’s Aftenposten Aften.
If you don’t read Norwegian, try Google translate, but I can’t promise you it will be as good..
Of course, we disagree that our coffee is expensive. Read this previous post if you wonder why.
Last week there was a short documentary about coffee on NRK.
Go here to view it.