Beginning this November, CCS will hold a monthly cupping in our Oslo HQ.
On the first Thursday of the month we will make a selection of coffees to cup with our friends in the specialty coffee community. It will be a relaxed family affair and everyone is welcome.
On the table you’ll find a selection of the most interesting lots we have cupped in the last month, be they experimental lots, new origins or regions, or simply delicious coffees we want you to try.
Anyone interested in specialty coffee is welcome.
Join us for the first of our monthly cuppings on Thursday November 1, 3pm at the CCS Oslo HQ: Enebakkveien 117b, 0680, Oslo, Norway.
Email Bjornar for more information.
Friends in Russia, drop by Booth 3F115 at PIR Coffee Expo and say hi to Nico. He’ll be there with our partners KLD Coffee Importers on Wednesday September 26 and Thursday September 27.
On Friday September 28 at 11am Nico will be at the KLD offices hosting a cupping of fresh crops La Palma y El Tucán. Contact Nicolas for more details.
The CCS Summer’s End Celebration was our biggest cupping event for the year so far. For two action-packed days we cupped, chatted, discussed, competed and partied with roasters from all over the world.
Tetsu Kasuya wowed us all with his cupping skills in the LPET Tasters Challenge, and took home the great prize of 12.5kg of La Palma y El Tucan Heroes Series Sidra Lactic. Spectators were also part of the action with a competition to guess the winner of the finals and their time. Emi of Mame Coffee in Switzerland was the lucky winner of 1kg of LPET gesha, by picking Tetsu as the winner of the competition, guessing he would complete the challenge in one minute. It took Tetsu 51 seconds.
Stay tuned for details of our next cupping event in November. Sign up for our newsletter to make sure you are the first to know.
Join Julia and our friends at Green Coffee Gallery in Taiwan for a cupping of new crop Ethiopian and Kenyan coffees.
Email email@example.com to reserve your place.
Nico will be part of the action in Opole, Poland, this June with two cuppings at Hard Beans Coffee Roaster, Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2.
Also on the agenda: Polish Coffee in Good Spirits and the Second Polish Commandante Championship!
CCS will be in town for the London Coffee Festival. Join us and our friends at Ozone Coffee Roasters for a cupping on Saturday April 14. We'll be tasting new crops from Colombia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Spaces are limited, email Nico to make sure you don't miss out.
CCS x Ikawa
We'll also be joining our friends at the Ikawa stand during the festival for a demonstration roast. Nico will discuss roasting on our portable Ikawa while sourcing coffee in Ethiopia, and we'll have a few delicious Ikawa-roasted coffees from Burundi and Ethiopia available to taste.
13.00 - 15.00 on Thursday April 12.
Would you like to chat with us while we're in London? We'd love to meet you. Email us and we'll make a time.
The first CCS Cup Learn & Share event of the year was last Thursday, Feb 16, and we were joined by roasters and baristas from Russia, Romania, Japan and Norway. With the help of special guests Rory Rosenberg and Lise Marie Rømo, the team presented two innovative projects by our partners at origin, Long Miles Coffee Project from Burundi and La Palma y El Tucán from Colombia.
These events are so much more than just a cupping. They include discussion, information and presentations, a chance to understand the context of the coffees and the people behind them.
Burundi coffee producers work largely on nano-lots, often with as few as 500 trees. Ben and Kristy Carlson recognised the potential of this country to produce specialty coffee, and the economic benefit it could bring to these farmers' lives. They moved their entire family to Bujumbura, Burundi to start the Long Miles Coffee Project, and built two beautiful washing stations that process cherries from over 3000 neighboring families.
Rory Rosenberg of Oslo Cold Brew won the Norwegian Barista Championship in 2017 with coffee from Long Miles, and he visited their washing stations and farms to see first hand the work they are doing in Burundi. He talked about the innovative agricultural extension programme Long Miles have implemented, sending a team of Coffee Scouts out to farms to teach farmers best coffee cultivation practices, but most importantly, teaching them how to manually eradicate the dreaded antestia bug, the cause of potato defect.
Our second cupping was of La Palma y El Tucán from Colombia who have several projects that are changing the face of specialty coffee in Colombia. Barista Lise Marie Rømo of, our sister company Kaffa, spoke of her experience competing with the LPET coffee and visiting their farm in Cundinamarca, Colombia. She described the company's team of trained coffee pickers they send to neighboring farms during the coffee harvest. The women pickers paint their nails a specific red so they can easily identify the ripest cherries on the tree. Sixty trucks transport the picked cherries to the La Palma y El Tucán farm where they are processed using innovative methods including Acetic, Natural and Lactic. Also on the table were the LPET Heroes Series, special varieties including Sidra and Gesha that are grown on their own farm and processed to achieve the most delicious and interesting cups.
We were so honored to be joined by Origo Coffee from Romania, Tasty Coffee from Russia, Nord from Norway, Fuglen from Japan and Norway and other baristas and upcoming roasters. We are grateful you made the trip to Oslo to contribute, share, taste and collaborate.
Would you like to join us for the next Cup, Learn & Share? Join our mailing list on our homepage to stay up to date with events and happenings at CCS.
Join us in Oslo for a fascinating 1-day workshop and discover two innovative CCS partners and their unique approach to producing specialty coffee:
La Palma y El Tucan (LPET), Colombia
Long Miles Coffee Project (LMCP), Burundi
We will be cupping, discussing, sharing and learning with guest speakers Lise Rømo of sister company Kaffa, and Rory Rosenberg of Oslo Cold Brew, two baristas who have competed with these coffees, and visited their farms and washing stations, plus a Skype Q&A with Sebastian Villamizar of La Palma y El Tucan.
10am Cupping coffees from Long Miles Coffee Project
12pm Presentation by Rory Rosenberg of Oslo Cold Brew Rory was the 2017 Norwegian Barista Champion. He competed with LMCP and visited their washing stations in Burundi.
12.30pm Light lunch provided
1pm Cupping La Palma y El Tucan - Neighbors and Crops
2pm Cupping La Palma y El Tucan - Heroes Series
3pm Presentation by Lise Rømo of KAFFA.no Lise was the 2016 Norwegian Barista Champion. She competed with coffee from La Palma y El Tucan, and visited their innovative farm in Cundinamarca, Colombia.
3.30pm Skype Q&A with Sebastian Villamizar of La Palma y El Tucan
4pm Beers and refreshments
Spaces are limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours!
Wednesday Jan 242pm - 4pm CCS HQ: Enebakkveien 117b, 0680 Oslo, Norway
The CCS sourcing team is just back from Ethiopia with some samples of the most recent harvest. This is a rare chance to cup early in the selection process and book some amazing lots. Email Nico to reserve your place.
We are happy to tell you the tickets for Le Carnaval du Café 2014 are now in stock, friends! You can buy your ticket from our brand new website lecarnavalducafe.com where you can find all the information of the event. Read more what the tickets will include. The price for a LCDC 2014 ticket is now set to 600 USD. A ticket includes the entire program during 4-6 November 2014 in Paris:
- Meet-and-Greet workshop
- lunch in 5th and 6th November
- snacks during the days
- Material prior to and during the event
- Your own LCDC cupping spoon
- LCDC closing dinner on 6th hosted by our friends 32 Cup
The tickets can be bought via PayPal so if you already have an account for PayPal, buying a ticket is easy and quick. If you have to create an PayPal account, it is also really simple and you can find directions on our website how to do it.
Meet-and-Greet - Late Afternoon, Tuesday, November 4 LCDC starts with a meet-and-greet amongst participants. We are meeting later in the afternoon so that participants flying into Paris have a chance to settle in during the morning. We will all gather for a workshop in a Parisian coffee facility (location TBA).
Day 1: East Africa Day, 9am-5pm Wednesday, November 5
The day will is all lectures and cuppings about our East African focus countries, Burundi and Ethiopia. Confirmed speakers are Paul Songer, Heleanna Georgalis and Lauren Rosenberg with Oliver Strand acting as discussion moderator.
Day 2: Latin America Day, 9am-5pm Thursday, November 6
The second full day of the event will focus on lectures and cuppings of our Latin American focus countries, Honduras and TBA. In the evening, LCDC’s closing dinner will be hosted by our friends, 32Cup, venue TBA.
See you all in Paris! Le Carnaval du Café 2014 will be held in beautiful and historic La Bellevilloise.