Finding the perfect sample roaster for youMarch 16, 2020
Finding the right equipment for your business might seem like an impossible task. With so many different manufacturers and models, it’s an ocean of opportunities. Kaya, manager of the Nordic Approach lab, asked some of our customers how they made these decisions. If I were to start a roastery tomorrow, I would have an army …
Planning = better coffee for lessNovember 26, 2019
It is my personal quest to ruin every coffee party by talking exclusively about purchase planning. Despite this, I feel that roasters still don’t fully get the concept or how valuable it can be to their businesses. Planning is one of those crucial things that’s much easier to talk about than to actually commit to …
Why Transparency Matters Part 5: Close Encounters with the C-PriceOctober 19, 2019
In our very early days we took a big risk, betting that a community of quality-minded roasters would value exceptional coffees from trustworthy and progressive producers, regardless of any movement of the C-market. Thankfully that community exists.
Being transparent about transparencyOctober 17, 2019
This blog post is part of a series called Why Transparency Matters. Read all posts in this series here. For several months we have been working on a transparency model, with the aim of releasing a transparency report that breaks prices down beyond FOB, and be clear about our own costs and margins. Our goal …
2018 Harvest and Purchase UpdateFebruary 9, 2018
I have tried to wrap up what we are currently doing on the sourcing side, and what to expect of this season’s harvest. ☺ In addition to Colombian arrivals it’s the time of year again when everything seems to happen at once, both in Centrals and East Africa. Ethiopia and Kenya is just done with …
Creating a brand new conference concept in originJanuary 16, 2018
We’re now under one month away from our first ever conference in origin. Of course it’s not really a conference. First of all, the audience is limited to 30 tickets, so it will feel cosy. Everyone will have time to ask questions, and form long lasting relationships with famers, producers and other participants. Everyone will …
Planning your next 6-8 months of greensAugust 26, 2015
If you want to have fresh coffees in your inventory all year round, now is a good time to plan your purchases all the way until April 2016.
Through this post I’ll try to give you a heads up on how to plan your purchases, what’s in stock and what’s coming in the next months.
Rwanda 2015August 11, 2015
It’s summertime, and that can only mean one thing – new Rwanda coffees are on their way! Preshipment samples are available now. Here’s an update on the projects we are working on this year.
Ethiopia 2015May 29, 2015
We are proud to again present a great range of Ethiopian coffees. Still, it’s no secret that 2015 was a tough year for Ethiopian coffees in general. Even if we have found great coffees they have been harder to come across than before. There have also been a lot of delays and prices internally have been relatively high across the board. Even so, the coffees that we bought are super juicy and sweet, and can as always out-cup most coffees around.
Rwanda: Motherland Farmers – KamiroNovember 3, 2014
We are now partners and shareholders in Motherland Farmers, a coffee project in Rwanda, and we’re more or less finished with our first season as coffee producers. It’s been a great learning experience, and we are getting more humble than ever before in regards to coffee farming and production of high quality coffee.
Coffee update OctoberOctober 20, 2014
The coming period can be a challenge for many roasters wanting to have fresh crop all year as they often run out of coffees from Centrals and Ethiopia/Kenya, and new arrivals from these regions won’t arrive until spring. This is why we have focused a lot now on other origins with great potential and opposite harvesting periods.
Colombia August 2014
We’re working on 4 main projects in 3 regions in Colombia this year – very exciting and lots to learn. Besides Finca Tamana, where we have been working for some years, we are working on projects with Coocentral in Central Huila, Cafe Sur in Tolima, and Buesaco in Nariño.
The latestSeptember 3, 2012
View and download September offer list Honduras We have some great new microlots from the Caballeros in Honduras that have just arrived. All of their small farms are separated, all varietals are catalogued, and we were lucky enough to have Marysabel and Moises visit us in Oslo some weeks ago. Read more here: The Caballeros …
Copenhagen cuppings during NBCAugust 3, 2012
Nordic Approach will have open cuppings in Copenhagen before and after Nordic Barista Cup. All roasters are welcome! Time: Wednesday the 8th 12-17 and Sunday 12th from 12-17. Place: Copenhagen Roasters: Gammel Koege Landevej 22 Building V, Copenhagen. We will cup Hondurian coffees together with our producers from the Caballero family, and a broad selection …
Vienna, here we come!June 10, 2012
We’ve been busy here at Nordic Approach preparing for this week’s event in Vienna. Come say hello to us in The Village, where we’ll be hosting cuppings several times per day all week. The schedule is below: Tuesday: 12.00 Guatemala & Honduras 16.30 Ethiopia Wednesday: 10.30 New Arrivals 13.30 Fresh crop Rwanda/Burundi (straight from the drying tables) …