I’m the Product Coordinator at Solberg & Hansen; Norways biggest specialty green beans importer and roaster. I previously worked as roastmaster for Tim Wendelboe.
A probat 15kg roaster


4 Responses to “About”

  1. Mike Monday, March 3, 2008 at 22:40 #

    Hello there! Your blog is quite nice, I like pictures from it. Thanks for it , hope you’ll write more often.

    By the way, probably you would be interested in http://www.coffeenatic.com. It’s a web 2.0 service for people who loves coffee.

  2. Alberto Mora. Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 22:13 #

    I like your blog, im from Mexico and i would like to share with you a video about the process of the production of coffee in Mexico.

    Make these video give a reason to take coffee.

    When you drink a cup of coffee, by its aroma and flavor, you are transported to a place where the atmosphere is opposite to the so accelerated world where we live in.


    I hope u like it, excuse my english.


  3. Russell Monday, July 13, 2009 at 16:59 #

    Dear Ola,

    I was interested in your article “Fridge, freezer or shelf: What to do when storing beans for longer periods of time” on TMC and I noticed that in the final two cuppings each taster had 12 points to grant but the total points awarded do not add to a mutiple of 12 – Did I misunderstand your point system?

    In this cupping we gave the coffees 6 points for first place, 4 for second, 2 for third and 0 points for fourth place.

    (adds to 12 points for each taster)

    1st place: The control sample with 26 points
2nd place: The shelf stored coffee with 14 points
3rd place: The fridge stored coffee with 10 points
4th place: The freezer stored coffee with 8 points

    (adds to 58 points)

    This time we gave the cup we preferred 6 points, the cup in second place 4 points and the least preferred cup 2 points.

    (adds to 12 points per taster again)

    1st place: The freezer with 12 points
2nd place: The shelf with 10 points
3rd place: The fridge with 8 points

    (adds to 30 points total)

    Thanks for your help!


    • Olings Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 11:46 #

      Good point Russel. It’s been a long time and I don’t remember exactly what the rules for scoring where. The scoring as it is still gives a general idea of what the tasters felt so it serves it’s purpose. We discussed the results after scoring and cupping blindly, so the results are still the same. Good observation though! Thanks for reading the post so thouroughly.


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