This man makes the best coffee in the world. In Oslo
This man makes the best coffee in the world. In Oslo

Patriotic of the cup please refrain. Why to find the best coffee in the world you have to go up to Oslo, in Norway, and ask for mr Odd Steinar Tollefsen, owner of a fierce coffee shop and micro-roaster: Supreme Roastworks.

I hear you, you are saying that the best coffee in the world is an abused and not very sensible expression. I'm with you, but having just won the World Brewers Cup - a kind of coffee Olympics, the Norwegian barista roaster makes - technically - the best coffee in the world.

Add that the reviews intercepted online confirm, and indeed specify that the Oslo café is now a real tourist attraction.

Okay, but can we do at least a mention of Mr. Tollefsen's curriculum?

Yes, sure, but I'm afraid it doesn't help your credibility much.

Supreme Roastworks
Supreme Roastworks

[As the way we drink coffee has changed, nowadays bars, oops sorry, craft cafes, challenge each other with a portafilter, tamper and milk jug, to better understand we recommend that you take a look at our recent post: The bar changes: the 20 best cafes in Italy].

Odd Steinar Tollefsen has been working with coffee since 2013, to be honest he has much more experience as a professional photographer. And just taking advantage of his old profession he traveled the world becoming passionate about coffee cultivation.

At the time of opening Supreme Roastwork it carried out a very careful selection of blends from Brazil, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Colombia.

He adapts the roasting of the beans to the extraction method that takes place through a Hario V60, a fascinating machine that goes against the trend of the more fashionable Aeropress.

Odd Steinar Tollefsen
Odd Steinar Tollefsen

For Tollefsen there is a very specific coffee ritual: to be harmonious, the coffees must resemble each other, come from similar varieties.

The amount of grinder to be used is 20 grams for every 300 grams of water, the temperature of which must be strictly contained between 194 and 198 degrees centigrade Farenheit.

The water is poured over the grinder with small circular movements, the whole operation should not exceed five minutes.

In the way it's made, it looks more like tea than coffee, admits Tollefsen.

Last pro-patriotic note: at the World Brewers Cup the Italian winner is in 17th place. His name is Rubens Gardelli, and he works in Gardelli Specialty Coffees.

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