Scandinavian Embassy Amsterdam: Is This Coffee’s First Michelin Star?

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Inasmuch as you care about how we find our stories, this one happened quite by accident. It came on the tail end of a trip to Europe for the madness that is the World Barista Championships, held last summer in Rimini, Italy. You lose a couple of days on your way into Europe from the American west coast; sure, convince yourself that you are a master … [Read more...]

Look At Norwegian Coffee Roaster Tim Wendeboe’s Brazilian Moon Pod

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Tim Wendelboe of Tim Wendelboe is a Norwegian Swiss Army Knife: World Barista Champion, coffee roaster owner/operator, green-coffee buyer, noted speaker, and most recently, a South American moon-pod dwelling enthusiast. Wendelboe has been spotted staying in an incredible James-Bond-villain-esque lodge in Espírito Santo, overlooking Pedra Azul in … [Read more...]

The Coffee Scene At MAD Symposium: Tim Wendelboe, Drop, Koppi, Workshop, and More!

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On 25th and 26th August, Sprudge joined the epicurean masses at MAD Symposium, keen to see how the culinary and coffee industries would dovetail. Within both industries MAD plays host to people with levels of passion and skill beyond normalcy, the likes of which are rarely found together in one spot. I arrived at 9am sharp to find an equally … [Read more...]

The World’s Best Cooks (And Sprudge) Will Be At MAD Symposium In Copenhagen

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In just one week, the leaders of the progressive food world will descend on the city of Copenhagen for the fourth installment of MAD Symposium, hosted by the MAD Food group, "a community of chefs, cooks and farmers with an appetite for knowledge." This year's event is co-curated by Alex Atala, of the award-winning D.O.M. restaurant in São Paolo. … [Read more...]

Will The High-Design Balance Brewer Solve All Our Coffee Problems?

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Over the last few years, in the United Kingdom and around the world, there has been a marked increase in cafes intelligently using batch brewers to make delicious specialty coffee. It's created a new milieu in which progressive coffee bars often offer a few different filter options, some hand-poured, others carefully batch-brewed, and both … [Read more...]

Mockingbird Hill, A New Washington DC Coffee Bar With Global Ambitions

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Thinking about Washington, D.C., politics, transiency, and a high crime rate have generally been the things that come to mind, but the US capitol is slowly growing into its identity as a high-flying food and drink hub. Flagship restaurants from top chefs, pockets of breweries, and brand new cafes are shifting the debate away from whether or not … [Read more...]

Take A Chance On Me: Budin Brings Scandinavian Coffee To NYC

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If there's one place even New York City is jealous of, it's Scandinavia, and the latest NYC cafe to hitch its wagon to a rising fjord is Greenpoint, Brooklyn's Budin. The spacious, ambitious, Nordic-flavored shop opened this past Friday to much of the usual "Norway, isn't that near the North Pole?" and "Would you believe how much this latte costs?" … [Read more...]

Tim Wendelboe Releases 2013 Coffee Buying Transparency Report

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Our friends and partners at Tim Wendelboe have just released their annual price transparency report for 2013. These sorts of reports are becoming increasingly popular--Counter Culture Coffee have been releasing theirs for four years and Coffee Bean International have been releasing theirs for three. This is the third year of TW reporting the prices … [Read more...]

21 Illustrated Questions For Tim Wendelboe

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When my boyfriend and I visited Oslo a few years ago, Tim Wendelboe the shop was at the top of our list of places to visit, somewhere above Munch Museum and Vigelandsparken. As we sat in the café and waited for our coffees to cool, Tim Wendelboe the man walked in. We stared and whispered like schoolchildren and contemplated asking him to sign our … [Read more...]

Tim Wendelboe Has A New Book, All About A Farm In Colombia

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Tim Wendelboe is the consummate coffee professional: he's the 2004 World Barista Champion; we're partners with his eponymous and internationally renowned coffee roaster in Oslo, Norway; and he's the author of one of the most accessible, comprehensive books out there on preparing and enjoying quality coffee. Over the last few years, his namesake … [Read more...]

Búðin NYC: Bringing Tim Wendelboe & Koppi Coffees to Greenpoint

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It's sad but true: central Williamsburg is rapidly approaching Peak Coffee. There's space for a few more cold-pressed juice bars and maybe three more over-the-top heritage menswear emporiums, but if you want to open a cutting-edge retail coffee concept, you'd best look further afield if you want to be competitive. Take Búðin, an ambitious new … [Read more...]

We Are Living In The Golden Age Of Delicious Coffee Ice Cream

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We have arrived. Coffee ice cream, at one time an afterthought in the ice cream making business, is rapidly approaching a frozen perfection. With the help of boutique ice creameries, forward thinking coffee roasters, and the quality-focused consumers that demand it, we are entering a 21st Century gilded age of coffee ice cream … [Read more...]

Birds of Unusual Vitality Interviews Tim Wendelboe

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There's a new post up today on Birds of Unusual Vitality, specialty coffee's premiere photo and interview publication written by Sprudge.com's Melbourne staff writer Eileen P. Kenny. In it, Ms. Kenny interviews the man, the myth, the impresario legend, Tim Wendelboe, of his own eponymous coffee roaster in Oslo, Norway. Here's an excerpt from the … [Read more...]

Melbourne: Looking Back At Our International Cupping With Everyday Coffee

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If you'll pardon the cliche, there's a little piece of our hearts that we left behind in Melbourne. That charming city, and its lovely residents, made a big impression on Your Sprudge Editors. And although the World Barista Championship and Melbourne International Coffee Expo were all the way back in May, there's still more awesome moments from our … [Read more...]

[Video] Make A Great Cup Of Coffee With Tim Wendelboe & Creative Mornings

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What does it take to make a great cup of coffee? Tim Wendelboe whittles down the dirty details in around 80 slides during this fifteen minute talk. Impressive! This all went down at Oslo's first CreativeMornings at Mesh Cafe. Creative Mornings hosts informal breakfast lectures worldwide, with different monthly themes - the theme last month was … [Read more...]

This Just In: Tim Wendelboe Now Shipping Worldwide

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We've got word that starting tomorrow, May 1st, public international shipping will be offered for the first time by Tim Wendelboe. The venerated Oslo roaster will feature a fully integrated worldwide shipping option available via their webshop. International shipping is still a rarity in the specialty coffee world, owing to the vagaries of … [Read more...]