Category Archives: Travel

Cue Café Music – The West Coast Chronicles pt II

Norway

I dedicated my 1st full day back in Norway to spending time with one of my closest mates from Secondary School, Erlend, as he was leaving for university the next day. Together we must have hit most of the known … Continue reading

Norway: a Cold Mistress – The West Coast Chronicles pt I

Norway

28 years ago a young couple from Southern California, named Mark and Eileen, decided that fresh squeezed orange juice, avocados in season all year round and idyllic sun shining on the Pacific Ocean simply didn’t cut it for them. They packed … Continue reading

The West Coast Chronicles – Prologue: Rob’s Going Home to Norway

Before Paul even hired him, Rob pitched the idea of a research trip to his hometown in Norway – covering a range of Norwegian coffee & cuisine culture Rob knows well from growing up there, and some establishments unfamiliar to … Continue reading

Two Nights in Venice

Whilst we basked in the sun last weekend, new recruit Emily was busy getting rained on in that floating city we like to call Venice. She told us a little bit about her trip to give us an insight in … Continue reading

Lunch at Aaman’s: Cph Cronicles Pt V

Sign outside Aamans Deli copenhagen where we stopped for lunch.

I get the idea that Aaman’s is something of an institution in Copenhagen. It is credited with having the best smørrebrød in our guidebook, we were talking to a local at the Torvehellerne and she mentioned it was the place to go for simple yet modern smørrebrød. It has even crossed the atlantic with an outlet in New York. Continue reading

Craft Beer at Mikkeller: Cph Chronicles Pt IV

Mikkeller is regarded as one of the best craft beers in the world, so when you’re staying in his backyard it would be rude not to check out his bar…. Continue reading

Artisan Food at Torvehallerne: The Cph Chronicles Pt III

Potatoes at the Torvehallerne Artisan Food Hall in Copenhagen.

The Torvehallerne is an artisan food hall located close to Nørreport Metro Station in the centre of Copenhagen.  It showcases over 60 different food outlets, retail and food service, across two heated indoor glass-walled halls. The stalls range from organic … Continue reading

Speciality Coffee – Cph Chronicles Part II

Speciality coffee is nothing new in Scandinavia.  In fact 6 out of the first 7 world barista champions were Scandinavians and many have gone on to start their own roasteries.  Dane and 2006 champion Klaus Thomsen is one of the … Continue reading

Smørrebrød at Royal ‘Smushi’ Café: Cph Chronicles Part I

If you have ever visited Baltzersen’s and thought Yorkshire and Scandinavia is an interesting mix then one of Copenhagen’s most famous lunch spots, The Royal Smushi Café, has an even less likely fusion – Danish and Japanese. You enter head … Continue reading

Copenhagen Chronicles: The Overview

My wife Katie and I visited Oslo in the build up to launching Baltzersen’s back in early 2012.  At the end of last summer we decided to visit another one of Scandinavia’s capitals, ostensibly to gather ideas for developing the … Continue reading