Sunday, June 28, 2009

cuptasting cologne

The initial round results for Denmark

12.10 CET

Newsline- Now, hurry in to see Denmarks Samuli and Ben from US compete in Cologne.
As we are speaking! Livestreaming at:

and you can read about how it works here:


Now Ben and Samuli finished their first round, going to put the results up here, maybe not totally correct (it is a bit hard to follow, the streaming was not 100%).

Dominican Republic was no 1 in overall results in this round. Then US, Denmark and Austria-in that order.

I encourage you to go in and follow the broadcast yourself, unfortunately my connection is not stable enough to come with accurrate results.

Samuli texts and says he´s no 7 in all- only one more competitor can beat him if he´s to go to final. He´s nervous now.

On the phone with Ben - he´s set for the finals! He says it was a hard heat, many extremely accentuated coffees that makes it hard to keep your tastebuds calm and focused.

Semifinals startin aprox 14.45, qualified:
Dom Rep, USA, Russia, Ukr, Sth Korea; Ch rep, Japan, Belgium.

Samuli from Denmark didn´t make it- you sure did perform anyway- 7 correct is really really good. Must be some very good people you were cupping with today. Thank you Samuli !

Qualified for finals: USA, Japan, Belgium, Russia (it´s a bit hard to be sure, and I had to make some cappus for some people when they annonced).

15.13 finals starting now!

1 comment:

samuli said...

lots of fun it was, thanks for the support linus!

i encourage everybody who saw and heard about it to send a complaint to the SCAE. during the set up of the cups, somebody "quality checked" the cups, by tasting and removing foam and oils, without rinsing his spoon. ok, there might not be flavour contamination but!!!!! later when mentioned to the person, he flat out denied it!?!? we were a couple of hundreds who saw it...