The World's Best Cup of Coffee in 2015
Barista and co-owner of Supreme Roastworks of Oslo, Norway, Odd-Steinar brewed his championship cup with a Hario V60 filter cone, using 20 grams of coffee and 300 grams of water at 92 °C with a 45 second bloom and a total extraction time of 3:30.
Tøleffsen employed natural mineral water from the West Coast of Norway - a low mineral water known for its soft smoothness, resulting in a clean, pleasant, and precise award-winning brew.
To brew like Tøllefsen, we recommend
- 20 grams of coffee per 300 grams of water
- Water temperature between 194° to 198° F
- Pour water in smooth circular motion over grinds
- Brewing should not exceed 5 minutes total
Sweet, ripe, tropical, fruity aroma, apricot, mango, passion fruit, hints of dried apricot and strawberry, sweet lingering aftertaste, and an acidity of passion fruit and mango.
Semeon Abbay Nekisse - It’s so sweet, and it’s so fruity and so balanced. It’s so flavor-intense. and yeah, they are doing something, but what is the most fascinating is it’s a quite ordinary Ethiopian coffee. It’s not a single origin cultivated narrow project, it’s selected smallholder farms, it’s mixed heirloom and it’s an ordinary coffee. Of course the selection is good, but I think the processing makes this really stand out.
Supreme’s trademark is the naturals. We are hoping to get more naturals, clean, well-processed naturals [from Ninety Plus] but it’s difficult, it will never come up to this standard in a long time I think. This is something completely different than I’ve ever tasted in all my life. This is a peak.”
A Moment to Remember
Odd-Steinar Tøllefsen named his newborn baby right after the competition: “My girlfriend actually suggested a coffee-related name, because in Norway in the national championships, he was born between open service and the finals.
I had open service on Thursday, and I went back to the hospital, and he was born in the evening around 10:00. I went home from the hospital at 2:30am and I went home, did my preparation, made the menu, packed my equipment, checked everything, and I did my finals as the first competitor, 8:30am.
I said as a joke, if I win the World Championships, we can call him Sidamo.
I have to stick by my word, I always do that. If I say something, I mean it, so after the ceremony today, his name is Love Sidamo Tollefsen.”
Video of Odd-Steinar Winning the 2015 World Brewer's Cup
Video of Odd-Steinar's Supreme Roastworks