Upcoming trips:

Rwanda and Burundi, May 23rd- May 31st/June 1st

Nordic Approach founder Morten Wennersgaard will be traveling to Rwanda and Burundi to visit suppliers and cup to make a selection 22nd of May to 31st of May, and you can join him. You have to pay your own expenses (flight, hotel, food etc). Hotels and transport in origin will be organised by Morten. Email him for more info.

Planned trips

Harvest varies from year to year and we will update with more specific dates when we have them.

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
Ethiopia Ethiopia  Ethiopia Rwanda Colombia Colombia Ethiopia Ethiopia
Kenya Kenya Burundi Tanzania Brazil Kenya Kenya
El Salvador El Salvador Colombia
Costa Rica Costa Rica
Honduras

We travel to each origin several times per year. In most of the cases we can take people with us. Above is a calendar with rough times of when we go there, the exact dates will depend on the harvest which varies slightly from year to year. When we know the exact dates of a trip we will post it in Upcoming trips above. Please note that when we go on these trips we are working, it is not a holiday.

The benefits of going on an origin trip are many, and varies depending on the type of trip (cupping or not). You will learn about different aspects of the coffee supply chain, and start building relationships with different producers. You get to see where your money goes and meet the farms or washing stations your coffee comes from. On a cupping trip you’ll be a part of our purchasing process, and of course get to taste all the coffees we end up buying before everyone else. These trips are reserved for people with purchasing power at their company. On a non-cupping trip there will be more time to visit farms/washing stations/micro mills, getting to know people and taking photos for marketing purposes of your coffee. We will prioritise current customers who want to come on these trips. If you’re not a roaster or green buyer these trips are not for you, but you may be interested in Origin Approach.

Practical info

You have to organize your own flights, visa, travel insurance and vaccines. We will organize hotels and travel at origin. We recommend bringing USD cash and Visa card.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

This varies. You have to pay for your own flights, hotel, transport and food. This varies a bit from origin to origin, and whether we are staying in a city or rural area. Hotels in cities are about USD 100-150 per person per day, 60-80 if in a rural area. Transport is about USD 150 per day, split between everyone, so this will depend on how many who comes on the trip. Food is about USD 30-50 per day.

Do I have to organise my own flights and hotel?

You have to book your own flights, but we take care of hotels and transport in origin.

Will there be any spare time?

Once in origin we will organize the full day with activities, as such there is no spare time. You can of course choose to book a later flight home for “tourism days” on your own.