Kristian Helgesen, one fourth of Langøra Kaffebrenneri, decided to move back to his home town of Stjørdal in 2014 and opened a roastery with Renate Aune. In 2015 Idar Ellingsen and Kristin Sjølie joined the team. Idar had been working with coffee for 15 years, and won the Norwegian Cupping championships in 2015 and 2nd place in the national Brewers Cup. Langøra is one of the latest additions to the Norwegian coffee scene. They are based in a traditional storage building from 1850 on Hjelseng Farm, where there also is a brewery and a restaurant serving excellent local cuisine.
Stjørdal is a small town which is located 500km north of Oslo, at the end of the Trondheim Fjord, surrounded by mountains. Some Norwegians even have trouble placing it on the map themselves.
Kristian started developing the idea of starting his own roastery because he had been spoilt for coffee choices in Oslo and thinking there was an emerging market for specialty coffee in the Trøndelag region.
The name Langøra comes from a peninsula out in the fjord outside Stjørdal, where can only get to by boat. It’s a special and beautiful place, with a long beach and lush forests, which is home to rare birds and plants. Like a desert island, it’s a great place for picnics and camping.
Langøra Kaffebrenneri have a colourful package design. As they wanted to have a strong visual identity from the start, they work closely with Sam Brewster, a London-based illustrator, who works for veriety of clients like The New York Time. Mix of local references and Norwegian landscapes are used in the designs which show coffee is a big part of Norwegian and Scandinavian culture.
Of course, Langøra Kaffebrenneri selects and purchases traceable speciality coffees, in season, with characteristic flavour profiles that excite them. Through the roasting process the team at Langøra wish to highlight these characteristics, so that the natural flavours and aromas of the coffee are preserved.
Pre-order time: 10Feb 00:00 to 15Feb 12:00
Expected arrival date: 23Feb
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