For first try of Nordic roast coffee, Wendelboe worth it over Sey

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Acavia

#1: Post by Acavia »

Is Wendelboe worth it over Sey?

One bag of coffee with shipping would be ~$45 Wendelboe and $28 Sey. If they are roughly the same coffee quality, I will get Sey but if Wendelboe is a higher quality level, I will get that as my first Nordic roast coffee. Or other USA roasters recommended for Nordic roast?

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#2: Post by Philg »

I don't know if it's officially a Nordic Roast but I think that style was of interest to the person who runs / roasts Mountain Air Roasting I've had and enjoyed it but I haven't had Sey or Wendelboe so I can't compare. I think there's been some discussion of MA here if you want to check it out.

Good luck!

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#3: Post by LBIespresso »

I have had both. Sey 2x and TW 4x. I liked TW more and for my money it's worth the difference but it could be the specific coffees that I had. It was a while ago so that's the best I can do.

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jpetrow

#4: Post by jpetrow »

You might want to check out these as well
http://coffeecollective.dk
http://Goodlifecoffee.fi
http://Thebarn.de

They all ship worldwide and are among the best in Europe. First two are actually from the Nordics if it matters.

For example espresso from The Barn has often been roasted so light that I've had trouble extracting it properly. That was before I got a machine with pressure profiling.

Acavia (original poster)

#5: Post by Acavia (original poster) »

jpetrow wrote:For example espresso from The Barn has often been roasted so light that I've had trouble extracting it properly. That was before I got a machine with pressure profiling.
How hard are the beans? I will be doing pour-over, V60. I would not want to damage my grinder. Is it basically cinnamon roast, or is it even lighter/harder beans?

jpetrow

#6: Post by jpetrow » replying to Acavia »

I'd say your grinder will be fine unless it's made out of cheese. All these roasteries roast their coffee to a level that works best for that particular bean. In other words they are not trying to get the ultimate lightest possible roast, eventhough they do tend to favor quite light "nordic" roast profiles.

Which ever you choose it's going to be all good.

cccpu

#7: Post by cccpu »

Why limit yourself when you can have both for less?

https://dayglow.coffee/collections/craft-coffee-1

Both TW & SEY have been nice, also heard good things about Passenger as well, but have yet to try.
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#8: Post by walr00s »

First time I've heard of dayglow! Looks pretty cool

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#9: Post by lessthanjoey »

Acavia wrote:Is Wendelboe worth it over Sey?

One bag of coffee with shipping would be ~$45 Wendelboe and $28 Sey. If they are roughly the same coffee quality, I will get Sey but if Wendelboe is a higher quality level, I will get that as my first Nordic roast coffee. Or other USA roasters recommended for Nordic roast?
Are you buying something extremely expensive from Wendelboe? It's typically ~$7.50 shipping + $17-19/bag when I've bought (for 250g).

Edit: the coffee that Dayglow has from Wendelboe is cheaper direct from Wendelboe including shipping.

michael

#10: Post by michael »

If you purchase directly from wendelboe you will get fresh roasted coffee which hasn't been my experience with resellers

Sey is excellent and I also like la cabra which also has an interesting selection

The Nordic roasters recommend a longer resting time when using their coffees for espresso 8)