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Scandinavian Saturday: Tim Wendelboe

July’s Featured Roaster:
This month's Scan Sat roaster is Tim Wendelboe from Oslo, Norway. Tim Wendelboe is the self-titled coffee shop, micro roastery and training centre of Tim Wendelboe, the 2004 World Barista Champion and 2005 World Cup Tasting Champion. After close to a decade in the industry, he decided to start his own business. Based in Grünerløkka, Oslo, it opened its doors in June 2007.

There, his goal is to be among the best coffee roasteries and espresso bars in the world and to be a preferred supplier of quality coffee and a preferred resource for coffee innovation and coffee knowledge.

Since opening, the roastery has won the Nordic Roaster competition every year from 2008-10 and another winning streak from 2015-19. This competition is a blind cupping, where the judges — attendees at the annual Nordic Barista Cup — taste and score the coffees without knowing what or whose they are.

About Scandinavian Coffee:
Modern Scandinavian roasters are renowned for their careful, nuanced approach to roasting with the goal of highlighting the delicately complex attributes of each coffee. This typically lighter approach is benefited by access to the highest quality green coffee – a privilege enjoyed in Scandinavia for some time thanks to early advancements in sourcing.

Coffees for Scandinavian Saturday are sourced and distributed by Kaffebox, one of our favorite new monthly subscription services. We have partnered up with KaffeBox to offer an exclusive referral link which allows folks to try the service for 25% off the first month. Click here to automatically receive the discount: