The Art, Heart & Soul of the Nordic Barista Cup

Teams are hurrying to finish their stations and artwork with the local artists, to be displayed here at the public day, as the public will begin to enter the space in just a few minutes!

The painter who worked with the Icelandic team.
The painter who worked with the Icelandic team.
Screen prints for sale by he artist, which feature images of the members of the Iceland team
Screen prints for sale by he artist, which feature images of the members of the Iceland team
Team Denmark's station is almost finished!
Team Denmark's station is almost finished!
This is the fashion designer who is working with Team Sweden to create clothing and handbags out of old coffee tshirts
This is the fashion designer who is working with Team Sweden to create clothing and handbags out of old coffee tshirts
Team Finland puts the finishing touches on their station
Team Finland puts the finishing touches on their station
This is the industrial artist, who made earrings as well as boxes made from discarded coffee cups.
This is the industrial artist, who made earrings as well as boxes made from discarded coffee cups.
These are the earrings and boxes she created for Team Norway to sell
These are the earrings and boxes she created for Team Norway to sell
Team Norway creates their menu
Team Norway creates their menuMattias arranges on of the fashion designers pieces on a statue
Mattias arranges one of the art pieces created by the fashion designer on a statue
Mattias arranges one of the art pieces created by the fashion designer on a statue
Another local artist created beautiful painted coffee filters that are for sale here
Another local artist created beautiful painted coffee filters that are for sale here
Palmar tends bar at the Iceland station
Palmar tends bar at the Iceland station
The fashion designer who is working with Team Sweden created these scarves out of old coffee tshirts
The fashion designer who is working with Team Sweden created these scarves out of old coffee tshirts
Signage at Team Sweden's station
Signage at Team Sweden's station
Triangulation on old vinyl records. Such a cool idea!
Triangulation on old vinyl records. Such a cool idea!
Sure, there's a lot of fancy stuff going on, but there's also straight, great drip coffee.
Sure, there's a lot of fancy stuff going on, but there's also straight, great drip coffee.
Team Denmark signs people up for the triangulation
Team Denmark signs people up for the triangulation
Ragga, Sonja and Jens, thank you for making this such a wonderful event!!!
Ragga, Sonja and Jens, thank you for making this such a wonderful event!!!
A few of Sonja's regulars came to see what was going on, and here she is showing them the makeshift roasters used by the teams yesterday
A few of Sonja's regulars came to see what was going on, and here she is showing them the makeshift roasters used by the teams yesterday
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