Program

2019

This year’s Nordic Roaster Forum theme comes off the heels of 2018’s forum on sustainability. As we learned, sustainability is a wide ranging and complex topic with far-reaching consequences. Each of us are contemplating what we can do to minimize our impact on the environment, while simultaneously creating more sustainable models for running our coffee businesses.

The objective for this year’s forum is to explore ‘climate change adaptation in coffee’. How are coffee professionals across the coffee supply chain addressing and tackling climate change?

In line with this year’s forum theme, the Nordic Roaster Competition coffees will be leaf rust resistant hybrid cultivars. We are very much looking forward to both cupping the competitors’ roast approaches to these cultivars, along with discussing our respective perceptions about the quality and cup profiles of hybrids.

Thursday October 3rd (TW Lab, Tøyengata 29c, 0578):

12:00-onwardTW open roastery for roastery setup questions, etc.
12:00-13:30Algrano Discovery Cupping 
13:45-14:15IKAWA workshop
14:30-16:00Belco Presentation & Cupping
16:00-18:00Meet & Greet – hosted by Roest & TW

Friday October 4th (Bruket, Schweigaards gate 34C, 0191):

08:00Arrivals, Coffee & Pastries – hosted by S&H and Kaffebrenneriet
08:30Welcome & NRF Program Intro – Erik Rosendahl
08:45Cropster Introduction: Tim Wendelboe
09:00Cupping calibration for all attendees (2 rounds) – Morten Wennersgaard (Nordic Approach)
10:30Keynote presentation: Greg Meenahan – Boosting Farm Profitability at a Time of Record Low Prices
11:15Nordic Roaster Competition Cupping
12:15Lunch
13:15Lecture 1: Anders Nielsen – Coffee pollination – How Biodiversity Might Benefit Coffee Yields (University of Oslo)
13:45Anders Nielsen: Q&A
13:50Lecture 2: Francisco Velazquez (coma) – Interrupting the Biological Process of Aging in Green Coffee
14:20Cupping: Interrupting the Biological Process of Aging in Green Coffee
15:05Francisco Velazquez: Q&A
15:10Coffee Break – hosted by S&H
15:25Lecture 3: Eva Eriksson (Löfbergs)- Responsibility from bean to cup
15:55Eva Eriksson: Q&A
16:00End of Program
19:00Dinner – hosted by S&H

Saturday October 5th (Bruket, Schweigaards gate 34C, 0191 & Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3, 0157):

08:30Arrivals, Coffee & Pastries – hosted by S&H and Kaffebrenneriet
09:00Lecture 3: Milda Rosenberg (University of Oslo) – What is my role in climate change adaptation in coffee?
09:30Milda Rosenberg: Q&A
09:45Nordic Roaster Competition Cupping
10:45Lecture 4: Jacques Chambrillon (Belco) – How to approach an agro-system in Ethiopian coffee supply chains
11:15Cupping & Honey Tasting: How to approach an agro-system in Ethiopian coffee supply chains
12:15Lunch
13:15Lecture 5: Simo Kristidhi (Solberg&Hansen) – Preparing for Competition
14:00Cupping: Preparing for Competition
15:00Simo Kristidhi: Q&A
15:05Panel Discussion: TBA
16:00End of Program
20:00Party, food and Nordic & Roaster announcement at Sentralen. Top-3 winners from each category present their approaches.

Sunday October 6th (NA HQ, Tøyengata 29c, 0578):

11:00Open Board Meeting

2018

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 (30 Spaces available. Separate sign-up here.)

When What Where
13:00 Rules Are There to Be Broken: Sample Evaluation – IKAWA Workshop & Cupping Tim Wendelboe Roastery, Tøyengata 29C, 0578 Oslo
14:00 Loring Workshop -FULL /sign up closed Tim Wendelboe Roastery
16:00 Meet & Greet & Cupping with Belco and Nordic Approach Nordic Approach HQ, Tøyengata 29C, 0578 Oslo
20:00 Elvelangs Festival Akerselva

Friday, September 21st, 2018

When What Where
08:00 Arrivals, Coffee & Pastries: courtesy of Cropster and Kaffebrenneriet Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium, Hagegata 22, 0653 Oslo
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 More or Less: Balancing Effort and Elegance in Coffee Roasting Operations – Chris Hallien Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
10:10 Q&A with Chris 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 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 Carvalho Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
15:45 Audience Experiment with Fabiana Carvalho Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
16:15 Finca El Suelo Update – Tim W Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
16:45 How Yeast Affects the Flavours in Beer (beer tasting) – Jostein Sæthre Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
19:00 Dinner, Sponsored by Solberg & Hansen Nedre Foss Gård,

Nordre Gate 2, 0551 Oslo

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

When What Where
08:30 Arrivals, Coffee & Pastries: courtesy of Cafetto and Kaffebrenneriet Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium
09:00 Coffee fermentation: a small step in the process, great for coffee quality – Margaret Fundira Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
09:30 Cupping with 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 You Gon Learn Today: Increasing Accessibility In Coffee Education – Michelle Johnson Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
14:30 Best Man for the Job? – Tymika Lawrence Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
15:00 Q&A with Michelle & Tymika Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium
15:15  Why Transparency Is Good For Business: A Sustainable Coffee Buyer’s Guide – Tyler Youngblood Tøyen Startup Village Auditorium*
16:00 Cupping with 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 Fuglen Roastery, St. Halvards gate 33, 0192 Oslo

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

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