Unpacking Coffee with Kandace and Ray: Reykjavík Roasters


All photographs courtesy of Unpacking Coffee/Needmore Designs.

This week, Kandace and Ray return from Iceland, the place in between chasing waterfalls, dodging geysers and staring awestruck at unusual and desolate landscapes, they managed to test in with Reykjavík Roasters.

Previously referred to as Kaffismiðja Íslands, Reykjavík Roasters was created by former Nordic Barista Cup foes turned allies, Þuríður “Dussy” Sverrisdóttir of Iceland and Torfi Þór Torfason of Denmark.

Deciding on Reykjavíc each in title and placement, the corporate now has three cafes of its personal. Whereas “Okay-Ray” had been within the means of interviewing “Dussy-Torf,” the corporate was within the means of upgrading from a Three-kilo machine to a 15-kilo machine, creating extra daylight for development.

Whereas a lot of the dialog targeted on RR’s new information-simplified and omni-compostable packaging, the achieved baristas and roasters behind RR additionally talked about discovering their place within the coffee-saturated Icelandic coffee market.

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The simplified Reykjavík Roasters packaging in omni-compostable luggage.

“There are worldwide firms which have a stake right here in Iceland and they’re simply importing all the pieces,” Torfi stated. “Whenever you do this, you’re perhaps getting recent coffee three months already from roast and it’s by no means actually going to style nearly as good as one thing that has been completely sourced and labored on. We have now this scientific strategy on how we’re going to obtain consistency as effectively. It’s a battle to struggle towards these huge firms so we determined to not.”

Dussy famous the same firm mindset concerning RR’s retail operations, saying, “We don’t have any formulation for our seems to be or our bar or something — solely the coffee has formulation, a pink thread.”

With out additional ado, right here’s the present:

Unpacking Coffee is a present discovering new coffee roasters one episode at a time led by Kandace and Ray of the Portland-based studio Needmore Designs, which focuses on coffee, wine and way of life manufacturers.

Nick Brown
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