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Nordic Roaster 2008

We are very proud to announce that we actually won the Nordic Roaser 2008 competition.

This year the competition was only for filter coffees. 10 roasteries from the Nordic Countries participated in the Competition, and were asked to roast their best coffee or coffee blend to be brewed on a Bunn filter brewer. We could only choose the coffee, the roast profile (we roasted it in our own roasteries) and the amount of coffee to water ratio.

All the attendees at the Nordic Roaster Event that took place on the 12th and 13th of September got to taste the different coffees blindly and they all got one vote each to vote on their favourite coffee.

We competed with a micro lot coffee from Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia called Aricha #7.
This coffee was roasted very lightly (Colorette 115) to preserve the coffees natural aroma and not to get any roasty notes in the cup. We truly believe that our coffees should reflect the terroir and its origin and therefore we roast our coffees very lightly in order not to get any roast flavours or diturbing aromas that was not in the green coffee naturally. The coffee was roasted on the 4th of September and was brewed and tasted on the 13th. That means 9 days of degassing in a sealed and nitrogen flushed bag. I have to say that it tasted beautiful today and this is actually one of my all time favourite coffees. Today it was really intense in flavour and it had a very clean and distinct aroma of strawberries, peach, jasmine and forest berries. Since this is a naturally processed coffee, the sweetness is also very mature and the mouthfeel is very creamy.
We recommended the Coffee to water ratio to be 70 grams per liter of water.

The Aricha #7 is of course for sale in our store for a whopping kr. 165,- per 250 grams.
This is a very small lot of coffee, so I think we will actually run out of ths coffee within 1 – 2 months, as it is allready one of our best sellers. But rumours has it that we are expecting a new lot called Aricha #32 pretty soon, as well as some other goodies from Ethiopia…

A big hand to Ola Brattås, our roast master, who roasted the coffee and also to all the staff at TW and our customers that challenges us every day so that we always strive to become better.

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