Nordic Barista Cup 2007

Warning: Very long postThe Nordic Barista Cup is over and it’s back to reality.I hope you followed the event on Barista Magazine’s Blog and there’s also a great recap over on James’ blog. I arrived to Gothenburg Wednesday evening for the judges’ meeting. It was good to see Sonja Grant, Torkel Hulten and Daniel Remheden […]

Nordic Barista Cup

Today I’m off to Gothenburg, Sweden, for the annual Nordic Barista Cup. For those who don’t know, it’s a team competition between the Nordic countries. This year each team has 3 baristas, one sommelier and a coach. I’ve had the pleasure of attending all NBCs so far. However, this year I’m not on the team. […]

Announcing Our New Website!

The Coffee Collective is proud to reveal our brand new website: Here you can learn more about our coffee roastery and consultancy business, who we are, our Direct Trade model and what we offer for cafés and coffee shops The site will also provide detailed information about the farms that supply us and hopefully […]

Surprise visit

The other day we got a surprise visit from Isabela Pascoal from Daterra. She was in Europe with her husband and decided to take time out to go to Denmark for a day. Peter and I first met Isabela back in January 2006 when we visited the Daterra farm. She is the daughter of Lois […]

FVH in da house

Finca Vista Hermosa – our first Direct Trade coffee – has arrived. The jute bags are of a very high quality and simply beautiful. You gotta love the FVH logo. Edwin has even printed our name on the bags. Of course the first thing we did was taking some samples to roast in varying degrees […]

New location!

We’re sorry it’s been kinda quiet here in the collective’s blog for the past week. The good news is that it hasn’t been quiet for no reason: We’ve been busy moving into our new location in Kastrup, Copenhagen!We got our Probat L12 set up and almost ready, the sample roaster, the La Marzocco, Compak and […]


As the summer is officially over here in Denmark many people turn to indoors activities, such as reading coffee related blogs. A relatively new one (just like ours) is the Barista Magazine blog where Sarah and Ken post about coffee, magazines, barista stuff, movies, music and everything else they find interesting. I think the blog […]