Program

For 2018, NRF’s theme is ‘sustainability’, from which we will branch off into three topics: economic, environmental and workplace sustainability within the coffee industry. ‘Sustainability’ is a word that can mean many different things and if not used with intention, can mean nothing.

In September, we will explore a few different avenues as to what sustainability means for our industry: in economic terms, from the standpoint of how we can more thoughtfully conduct business in light of the serious threats that climate change poses, and what safe and inclusive workspaces look like.

Check out the ‘Speakers’ tab to keep updated on who will be exploring these topics with us in September.

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

When What Where
14:00 Loring Workshop Tim Wendelboe Roastery
16:00 Meet & Greet + Cupping with Belco and Nordic Approach Nordic Approach HQ
20:00 Elvelangs Festival Akerselva

Friday, September 21st, 2018

When What Where
08:00 Arrivals, Coffee & Pastries Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium
08:30 Welcome and Introducing of NRF Program Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
08:45 Cropster Introduction Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
09:00 Cupping Calibration for All Attendees – Morten Wennergsaard Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
09:45 TBA Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
10:15 The Power of Innovation at Origin – Marjorie Canjura Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
10:45 The orchestra plays as the Titanic sinks: How a technical approach to climate change adaptation is necessary but insufficient – Gail Hochachka Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium
11:15 Q&A with Colleen, Marjorie & Gail Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
11:30 NRF Competition Cupping Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium
12:30 Lunch: Courtesy of Belco Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
13:30 Improving Coffee Quality Through Different Coffee Processing Methods – Gilberto Baroana Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
14:00 Q&A with Gilberto Baroana Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
14:15 Cupping with Gilberto Baroana Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
15:00 Coffee Break Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
15:15 Multisensory Flavour Perception and How It Affects Perception of Flavour – Fabiana Carvahlo Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
15:45 Audience Experiment with Fabiana Carvahlo Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
16:15 Finca El Suelo Update – Tim W Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
16:45 End of Program Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
19:00 Dinner at TBA, Sponsored by Solberg & Hansen TBA

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

When What Where
08:30 Arrivals, Coffee & Pastries Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium
09:00 Cupping with Margaret Fundira Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
09:45 Coffee fermentation: a small step in the process, great for coffee quality – Margaret Fundira Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
10:30 NRF Competition Cupping Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
11:15 Presentation of NRF Competitor Roast Profiles and Philosophy – All NRF Competing Roasters Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
12:15 Lunch Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
13:15 Q&A with Nordic Roaster Participants Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium
14:00 Marginalized Voices in the Coffee Industry – Michelle Johnson Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
14:30 TBA – Tymika Lawrence Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
15:00 Q&A with Michelle & Tymika Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium
15:15 Cupping with Tyler Youngblood Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
16:00 Why Transparency Is Good For Business: A Sustainable Coffee Buyer’s Guide – Tyler Youngblood Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
16:30 Q&A with Tyler Youngblood Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
16:45 End of Program Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
20:00 Party, Food & Nordic Roaster Announcement TBA

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

When What Where
11:00 Open Board Meeting Nordic Approach HQ