We were very happy this year to be an attending member of the Annual General meeting of the Norwegian Coffee Association.
We were very happy this year to be an attending member of the Annual General meeting of the Norwegian Coffee Association. It is always a pleasure to share time, and on this occasion the further pleasure of a meal, with friends in the coffee community.
It was my first time attending on behalf of Mercanta and for me it was a very good opportunity to learn about and meet some of the people that form part of the coffee community in Norway. It is well known that the Norwegians drink coffee like its water and have a great understanding of quality; the number of coffee shops that litter the streets of Oslo are evidence of this.
I thoroughly enjoyed visiting these coffee shops and sampling a myriad of different roasters coffee! The most commonly stumbled across must be Kaffebrenneriet, which are on almost every street and a great supporter of Cup of Excellence coffees. While Java Espresso Bar, along with its sister Mocca Kaffe Bar, are well known institutions among the coffee drinkers of Oslo. Java began in 1997 along with the Roastery Kaffa, and then later came Mocca. Both of which use coffee carefully sourced and roasted by Kaffa. If there is one coffee shop you cannot go to Oslo and not visit it must be Tim Wendelboe. Something of a celebrity, as they go, in our world of coffee, this coffee shop and Roastery regardless of any celebrity is always a delight. I particularly enjoyed an aeropress of their Kenya, Gikanda, even at this time of year which I was most impressed by!
A little Norwegian gem that we have been getting the pleasure of experiencing on our English shores is Supreme Roastworks, most recently seen hanging out with a number of other cool kids at Rapha’s Cafe the global home to all cycling enthusiasts. However I loved visiting the home of Supreme coffee and meeting Magnus.
I am very grateful not just for Norwegian coffee but I must also say for their hospitality, I was welcomed so warmly by Marit at the Norwegian Coffee Association and by the other members. As well as being so well served and warmly looked after at every coffee shop I went to.