I booked hotel and plane tickets yesterday for the national barista championship next month. Really looking forward to it! It will be fun to hang around taking pictures and talking to other coffeeheads. I may even do some video recording since the DV-camera at work is available that weekend.
SCAE Norway published more information about the competition a couple of days ago. Apparently the semifinals will be held on friday and the finals (and part of the semifinals) on saturday. My nice boss has given me a day off so I will fly to Trondheim early on friday in time for the semifinals.
Anders Gulden Olstad and me have been planning to roast some coffee together since I've got two poppers now. Sadly we've been forced to postpone it a couple of times already because of me catching a nasty cold and some delays in the shipment of green beans from Stavanger. I hope we will make it happen this week. We'll probably roast mostly for drip which is most fun since we can brew some (amazing) coffee right away.
Coffee at work is really poor so I am twisting my brain to find a solution :). I tried to bring some drip on thermos this morning, but it had a weird "thermos taste". No good. The best solution would probably be to buy a simple superauto like the gaggia digital compact, but that is 6500 kroner. Just too expensive.