A Film About Coffee


If you have an interest in specialty coffee or enjoy documentaries, you should watch this film. Intended by its director, Brandon Loper, to be a “love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee”, A Film About Coffee accomplishes this through letting the people and places in it speak for themselves. More »

From the Archives
A Tale of Two Markets

The Friele Roasting Room

It goes without saying that coffee is an important part of Nordic culture, and that the interest for coffee straddles all demographic divides with ease. It reaches the old, the young, the rich, the poor and everyone in between. However, the supply side of the coffee market in the Nordic countries is decisively split into two very different parts, governed by completely different rules and objectives.  More »

Maxed Out: A Closer Look at Coffee Consumption in Finland


The statistics are presented at every opportunity: Finns are the people with the highest consumption of coffee in the world, at 12 kilos per person per year. But those are averages, and those don’t necessarily tell the real story of who’s drinking what.

Inspired by this recent article from the Washington Post, detailing the spread in the alcohol consumption of the American populace (long story short: 30% don’t drink at all; the top 10% consume fully half of the alcohol(!)), it would be interesting to see whether any statistics like these existed for coffee. After all, the history of coffee in the Nordic countries closely mirrors that of alcohol. More »

What American Users of the Wilfa Precision are Saying

Wilfa Svart Precision

The Wilfa Precision has been available in North America through Williams-Sonoma since August this year, and the reception has been fantastic! Here’s some of what users have been saying. More »

Nordic Approach on Producing Quality in Rwanda


Nordic Approach is a forward thinking Norwegian company that specialises in sourcing and importing coffee for smaller, quality-driven coffee roasters around the world. Founded by Tim Wendelboe and Morten Wennersgaard (ex-Solberg & Hansen), Nordic Approach has quickly garnered a reputation for sourcing some of the best coffee available, and for exploring regions off the beaten path. More »

What Kopi Luwak is and why you should avoid it.

Caged civet cat

Holdovers from the days where coffee was more about myths and salesmanship than quality and origin still exist. Examples include “monsooned” coffees, Jamaica Blue Mountain, and the granddaddy of them all—Kopi Luwak. More »