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Autumn Cupping is around the corner 🍁

WE are making sure our brewing pots shine and glisten for the special occasion. As for YOU, are you acquainted with the program of the event yet? We promise that these two days will be packed!

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The novelty of Ethiopia just landed

Fresh coffees from Guji have just landed in our warehouse in Belgium. These are coffees we sourced from processing stations that are new to us! 

Harvests, shipments, samples. Let’s recap!

We have prepared a complete update on all our ten origins. This guide will shed light on what to expect from the coming months so your coffee purchase planning goes as smoothly as possible.

Monthly Update: new coffees, new platform

September comes loaded! We are switching platforms internally, which means the whole team is diving into new menus, layouts, and tons of information.

Have you cupped the fresh Honduran microlots yet?

In Honduras there is a huge variety of unique coffees, but often smallholders can’t produce them in large volumes, making it hard to keep their lots separated. But we can’t help falling in love with some of these very distinct microlots.

Connecting with… Andrés Salaverría 🎥​

We are always in contact with the producers at origin, however, sometimes we wish we could bring them closer to you. And this is why we decided to produce this video for you!

Autumn Cupping + 10 Year Anniversary Party 🎉​

The date for the Autumn Cupping is official: we will meet up at our Oslo headquarters on September 29 and 30. The cupping event will be followed by THE party to celebrate that we are turning 10 years old as a company!

Monthly Update and Salvadoran Special Preps ⚡

Summertime and the living is easy 🎶… but coming back to work can be pretty hectic – ask our beloved colleagues 🙂 Feel related? Take a look at the monthly update to know what August will look like at Nordic Approach.

Bright and expressive Rwandas on their way & Coffee of the Month​​

Our offer for Ethiopias has just gotten a top-up with plenty of new names and flavours to taste! Last year, we grew in volume with one partner so this time, we felt adventurous enough to explore new horizons.

Cup & Chat with Espen: Honduran arrivals 💬​

We thought it would be beautiful to let Espen, our Lab Manager, be the one telling you about his top picks among the latest Honduras arrivals.

From Bourbons to Fruit Bombs: Honduras breakdown 🍓🍍

Let’s break down our in stock Honduras! If you wish to add some Honduras to your menu but are still unsure about what to cup first, let us be your inspiration.

New names among our 2022 Ethiopias 📣​

Our offer for Ethiopias has just gotten a top-up with plenty of new names and flavours to taste! Last year, we grew in volume with one partner so this time, we felt adventurous enough to explore new horizons.

Time to talk about El Salvador

As José Antonio told us during one of our visits to his farm, long-lasting relationships and strategic partners are what make the difference. And we couldn’t agree more with him.

Monthly update and summery Honduras​

Another month, another update! We are approaching the sunniest months of the year in Norway – despite not having seen a clear sky in weeks 🙂 – and we can’t help but look for those tropical notes and summer vibes in our fav beverage.

Kenyas are landing!​​

Just like every week, here we are to let you know what are we up to in Nordic Approach. The hot topic this week couldn’t be other than celebrating that our Kenyas are arriving in Belgium!

Bountiful and Beautiful Ethiopias

The stars have finally aligned so that we can proudly say we have over 30 coffees in the warehouse with 88 points or more. It may come as no surprise that the majority of these are fresh off the boat from Ethiopia, but what may surprise you is that many still have very healthy availability.

Monthly update and the after-party 💃

 Our Tropiq colleague, Joanne, is gearing up for a trip to Peru and Brazil to touch base with our producing partners. This time, she’ll save some space in her luggage for the delicious coffee our customers have roasted so it can be shared with the producers.

Your Kenyas are ready!​

A lot can be said to hype Kenyas, but we think Espen, our lab manager, captured the sentiment well: “I don’t know how I manage to forget and underrate these every time until I actually cup”.

Plan your coffees from Honduras​

The crop in Honduras is about 80% completed with 20% remaining in the field – depending of course on the area. Due to different factors, volumes of Honduran coffees decreased by 30-40% this year.

Ethiopia 2022 season has begun 📢​

Magarrisa, Diima, Samii… What do all these fancy names mean? Lucky for you, we have this flavour wheel of Ethiopian profiles that should help clear up any confusion.

Fruity, Funky or Floral? Fresh Arrivals from Antioquia 🔔​

While many of us grow impatient for spring arrivals from Central America and Africa, Colombia comes in to save the day with Antioquian fruit bombs. 

🏃💨 Quick Updates: Honduras​

The harvest in Marcala began in late January and we have already tasted offer samples of the coffees Marysabel Caballero and her husband Moises Herrera produced.

Brazil comes in all shapes and sizes!

While we look forward to all the new coffees at the Spring Cupping, it’s important to remember that the final Brazil coffees of the year are just arriving.

Monthly update & Ethiopias on the Water

We are thrilled to announce that the first containers of the season are departing the port in Djibouti. We can’t wait for you to get a hold of these coffees yourselves!

Spring Cupping 2022
Select a date and find your tickets!

It’s finally happening – we will meet once again for our (in)famous Spring Cupping Event at our Oslo HQ.

Uganda: Quick Updates 🏃💨 & Spring Cupping in Oslo

In Uganda, we are preparing the shipment of our first container of the season. What can you expect? Coffees from our well-established projects at Kingha Collective in the South West, and a brand new project in the East: Bulambuli.

Kenya kick it? Yes, you can! Pre-ship Samples Available Now

Our first set of fresh crop Kenya samples are in hand and looking for a new home. If your cupping table might have some room, now is the time to get in touch.

Monthly Update & the Chronicles of a Fazenda Juquinha

In celebration of the shortest month of the year, we have a short update of our current and incoming offers. We’d also like to wish a Happy New Year to all of our readers who follow the lunar calendar!

🏃💨 Quick updates: Ethiopia

It’s finally time to talk about everyone’s favorite gateway coffee: Ethiopia. We’re looking forward to receiving the first samples in February, which means you’ll be hearing from us soon about getting the first taste. We’re counting the days until we can taste what this harvest has to offer!

🏃💨 Quick updates: Kenya

At Nordic Approach, we have already made the majority of our selection. The first Kenya 2022 container is about to be shipped, which means that you will be hearing from us real soon to tell you all about it!

A hill as high as your coffee volume needs?​

Peru season is in full swing! Between the coffees that are already in-stock and those that are due to land soon, you’re spoilt for choice.

Monthly Update and the Return of Antioquia

Here we go once again with our update of what’s coming! We can’t read your fortune nor predict your love life for 2022, but we do have a solid idea of how our offer list will look for the first month of the new year.

Happy 2️⃣ 0️⃣ 2️⃣ 2️⃣ – Wrapping up 2021

What a year it’s been! Rather than getting overly sentimental, we’re cherry-picking some of the practical content from the last year to help you get off on the right foot in 2022. Here is our highlight reel of the timeless and ever-useful.

What’s coming next? 🌟 Harvests, shipments, samples…

This challenging year is now coming to an end but there is so much we look forward to in 2022. And we thought it would be great to close the year by sharing some insights about what is yet to come.


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