From Kaffa’s Forests to Your Cup: The story of Negussie Tadesse and Tatmara Coffee Plantation (#32)

In this episode, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Negussie Tadesse, the man behind Tatmara Coffee Plantation in the historic region of Kaffa, Ethiopia – a place many consider the birthplace of coffee. Join us as we explore Negussie’s inspiring story: from his initial journey into coffee farming to the enormous task of establishing Tatmara …

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Celebrating a Quarter Century in Coffee with Andreas Hertzberg – Part 2 (#31)

Join me as I sit down once again with Andreas Hertzberg for the second part of our conversation celebrating my 25-year journey in the coffee industry. This episode is a deep dive into the genesis of my own company and how my vision, encapsulated in a business plan from 2006, has grown into the reality …

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Your Coffee Subscription – November 2023

Dear coffee subscriber, This month I have selected coffees that I find very interesting to taste side by side. Many years ago we planted SL28  seeds with Marysabel Caballero, Moises Herrera and Jobneel Caceres in Honduras. You might already know that SL28 is a famous Kenyan coffee cultivar and is a huge part of why Kenyan coffees taste so fruity.  We have …

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Celebrating a Quarter Century in Coffee with Andreas Hertzberg (#30)

In this special episode, I celebrate my 25th year of working in the coffee industry. Joining me for this reflective chat is my good friend Andreas Hertzberg, the Co-founder of Nordic Approach and the chairman of our company’s board. We retrace our steps to the early days at Stockfleth’s and Solberg & Hansen, reminiscing about …

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Three star coffee service: Coffee at restaurant Noma with Carolyne Lane (#29)

In this episode, I’m joined by Carolyne Lane, one of the driving forces behind restaurant Noma’s celebrated tea and coffee programme. Having honed her skills over 5 years at Noma, Carolyne provides an in-depth look into the meticulous approach that defines Noma’s unique coffee service. We delve into how Noma, one of the worlds most …

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Jens Wendelboe: Mastering the Symphony of Success (#28)

This episode takes a detour from our usual discussions about coffee, but trust me, it’s a conversation you won’t want to miss. I’m absolutely thrilled to introduce you to a guest who has shaped my life in countless ways: my Uncle Jens Wendelboe. An accomplished composer, conductor, and musician, Jens is not just family, but …

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