I hope you´ll excuse us for the delay since the event, posting this.
Here´s a little introduction for those of you not already in the know:
Thursday, the 12th of January illustration and coffee teamed up with DunneFrankowski to bring you “This is Norway”, a cup tasting of 14 different coffees from 4 different roasteries out of Oslo, Norway.
One of the reasons for wanting to put on this event was to further our knowledge of coffee, roast in particular, in the respect of the constantly evolving coffee scene. In my personal opinion, London seems to be most progressive place for coffee and coffee culture at the moment. A stream of new shops keep opening, some challenging our conceptions of coffee shops and of coffee culture. One of the most recent is Protein by DunneFrankowski.
The London coffee scene in general has a thick antipodean influence. While this may be good for cafés as communal places and their ubiquitous flat whites , it is not necessarily as much for the roasting of coffee. However, most recently, there has been a spiring up of black, brewed coffee, highlighting the natural flavors and aromas inherent in the produce. Oslo, is perhaps the city with the most developed culture for brewed coffee, and the roast barely noticeable, playing on the notes of the fruit that is coffee.
Participating Roasteries were:
Which we would all like to give our biggest thanks for the coffee, this wouldn´t have been possible without you.
The following coffees were tasted:
- Honduras, Caballero, El puente - washed
- Honduras, Nacimiento, Bourbon - washed
- Kenya, Tekangu, SL 28/34 - washed
Roast Date: 27.12.11
- Etiopia, Guji, typica OCR - natural
- Etiopia, Dara, Typica - natural
- El Salvador, El topacio, (pacamara?) - honey
- Guatemala, San Rafael Urias - washed
Roast Date: 04.01.12
- Colombia, Jose Ducardo Ospinosa, caturra - washed
- Kenya, Karagoto, SL 28/34 - washed
- Honduras, Don Amado, catuai - washed
- Ethiopia, Guji - natural
Roast Date: 02.01- 03.01.12
- El Salvador, La Palma, pacamara - washed
- Papua New Guinea, Madan Estate AA, Typica - washed
- Kenya, Kangocho, SL 28/34 - washed ( 1st Nordic Roaster 2011)
Roast Date: 29.12.11 - 03.01.12
The following coffees were the top 6 on the table:
1. SRW - Ethiopia, Guji, typica OCR - natural
2. TW - Kenya, Tekangu, SL 28/34 - washed
3.Kaffa - Ethiopia, Guji - natural
4.TW - Honduras, Nacimiento, Bourbon - washed
5.Kaffa - Colombia, Jose Ducardo Ospinosa, caturra - washed
6. SH - Kenya, Kangocho, SL 28/34 - washed ( 1st Nordic Roaster 2011)
All of them most excellent coffees.
Again, thanks to all of the roasteries, and last but not least a great many thanks to the people that attended, we hope you enjoyed it.
Words by: Lars K. Huse
All photos by: Victor Frankowski