Tomorrow we open. We’re very excited. It’s been a loooong week and some late nights, but on wednesday we got the Food & Health Certification and that meant we were good to go.
The La Marzocco is up and running. The Compak and Mahlkönig grinders are spinning. Two Bestmax filters are supplying clean water. The ice machine, dish washer, refrigerator, lamps, packaging machine, compressor, register are all plugged in and working.
But most importantly; The roaster is roasting!
We did our first 9 batches this afternoon and everything is A-OKAY.
So on this special day, who other than Tim Wendelboe (WBC and World Cup Tasting cahmpion, now also a roastery and coffee shop owner in Oslo) and Morten Wennersgaard, roast master at Solberg & Hansen dropped by for a visit. It was great to see them both again. We feel a special connection with Tim, as his business is very much like ours and we seem to share a lot of similar ideas and approaches to specialty coffee. Solberg & Hansen has also served as a role model in our careers so far, with some of Mortens collegueas (Tone, Willy and Andreas especially) playing a crucial role in where we are today.
It was fun to hang out with them, talk coffee and serve them loads of coffee. We hope to visit both of them soon in Oslo.
At the time of posting this there’s 9 hours and 10 minutes till we open the doors. I hope we’ll be able to sleep tonight. We’re closing at 1800 hours after which freelance barista Mikkel Otto will do a rehearsal of his presentation for the Danish Barista Championship. All are welcome to watch this. See you (or at least some of you) there!