Thursday, February 14, 2008

Jægersborggade

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!

9 comments:

Kiril said...

so wish i could see it all ... once again congratulations ...

Daniel said...

Congratulations! Sounds like you'll have a wonderful opening day. Best of luck from Portland, Oregon.

Anonymous said...

lycka till idag, kollektivkillar!
/tove

Anonymous said...

I was so lucky to get a cup of great coffee this morning from you guys. Looking forward to hang out in number 10 - just down the street from my home.

Klaus Thomsen said...

Thanks a lot everyone. We're now two hours away from closing on our first business day and it's been a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who stopped by. We know we're going to love this street, and handing out coffees on the street this morning proved it. Good vibes on a sunny day.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations guys!! I am really happy for you! Look much forward to visit you in june.. Good luck with everything,
warm greetings from Nicaragua, Jonina

Anonymous said...

Congratulations guys!! I am really happy for you! Look much forward to visit you in june.. Good luck with everything,
warm greetings from Nicaragua, Jonina

Anonymous said...

Mange tak for en fantastisk aften. Nu føler jeg mig meget mere klar til at tage fat på finjusteringen. Vi ses til noget kaffe og træning i løbet af næste uge.

Tak for kaffe.

Mowgli

alexander said...

hope everything went well guys!
please post more photos of your new place! overview shots, details, everything!
lots of us fans out here are very curious!

alexander

ps. thanks for letting my wife come by last weekend while you were busy with painting/building to buy some of your espresso blend! it is great as always!

 
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