A-Z Coffee – A geeky coffee conversational guide by Lars K. Huse and Kaffikaze

A-Z Coffee - Book with coffee

A-Z Coffee – Book with coffee
Photo by: Kyrre S. Kristoffersen

We made a book!
We’re very happy to announce our successful collaboration with the gifted illustrator Lars K. Huse AKA Illustration and Coffee. The book A-Z Coffee was launched first in London at the pop-up coffee bar Protein by DunneFrankowski at the concept space 18 Hewett st. on the 25th of May 2012.

We also made a lot of sweet merch!
We were mentioned at Sprudge.com for the coolness of our mugs (or should I say hotness?). Some serious gourmet shit just hit the fan! =) Picture related.

Sweet merch, gotta love it.

The launch in Oslo
We are now having a mini-launch at the Hunting Lodge from 12.00-18.00 continuing at the renowned coffee bar, cocktail bar and vintage design store Fuglen (The Bird) in Oslo, Norway – our home country – on the 15th of June. This friday, actually!

Free coffee, hand brewed, all day at the Hunting Lodge, and then some more free coffee: A brew method cupping with 2nd place winner in this year’s World Aeropress Championship, Ingri M. Johnsen of Solberg & Hansen (and of Kaffikaze! Coincidence? I think not!)

Ingri came really close to nailing the title of 2012 Aeropress World Champion, losing only to Charlene De Buysere. Photo from http://worldaeropresschampionship.wordpress.com/

Quoted from the web page of Direktorenhaus, Taste Festival 2012:

Lars K. Huse AKA Illustration and Coffee: A young illustrator, artist and coffee-supergeek from Oslo, Norway, currently based in London. Part of the Cupofill collective, Lars does many a thing, always with a focus on the conceptual. Some of these things are: Live-illustration performances, murals, exhibitions, t-shirts and other products in addition to work for clients. One of his main areas of work is creating a renewed aesthetic for the specialty coffee industry based upon an informed approach. Lars is all about taste.

Presented as an A-Z; an art-book, and conversational guide about coffee, specialty coffee and coffee culture, filling a gap in the market overflowing with purely informative, and at times frankly boring books. It has been formed over the past six months, pulling and combining resources as both an illustrator and a coffee professional. The book is aesthetically quite simple, classic contemporary, with subtlety in line and production. All the words, illustrations, etc. is written by Lars and is a heavily biased reflection upon the industry. For the layout and design, Lars got together with like-minded coffee geek and graphic designer Harald Johnsen Vøyle (Kaffikaze) and crafted this contemporary classic.

Promo photo shoot at recently opened Stockfleths Gamlebyen, Oslo
We had some lifestyle / promo shots taken in collaboration with extremely passionate photographer Kyrre S. Kristoffersen at the newly opened Stockfleths Gamlebyen in Oslo the other day. Great shoot, great photographer. Very impressed by the vigor, enthusiasm and pragmatism of Kyrre!

A-Z Coffee - Book with human in background

A-Z Coffee – Book with human in background
Photo by: Kyrre S. Kristoffersen

The book is mentioned a few places:
Barista Magazine June-July Issue 2012
Collaborative Coffee Source (Who’s Robert Thoresen held a very interesting cupping at our launch in London)
D2 (Norwegian weekly magazine)
A-Z Coffee is also available for purchase at a few places (including online):
Protein web shop (UK)
Scandinavian Coffee House <- Available for international shipping from Norway! (NOR)
KAFFA <- Available online in Norway! (NOR)
Green Cup coffee <- Available online in Germany! (DE)
Roustabout (USA)
Thanks again for supporting us:
Kaffe.no (Norsk Kaffeinformasjon)
Update: More promo shots by Kyrre S. Kristoffersen
A-Z Coffee - inside view

A-Z Coffee – inside view
Photo by: Kyrre S. Kristoffersen

A-Z Coffee - inside view

A-Z Coffee – inside view
Photo by: Kyrre S. Kristoffersen

A-Z Coffee - inside view

A-Z Coffee – inside view
Photo by: Kyrre S. Kristoffersen

A-Z Coffee - inside view

A-Z Coffee – inside view
Photo by: Kyrre S. Kristoffersen

A-Z Coffee - Book with human

A-Z Coffee – Book with human
Photo by: Kyrre S. Kristoffersen

A-Z Coffee - Book on counter

A-Z Coffee – Book on counter
Photo by: Kyrre S. Kristoffersen

A-Z Coffee - Book in breast pocket

A-Z Coffee – Book in breast pocket
Photo by: Kyrre S. Kristoffersen

A-Z Coffee - Book on espresso machine

A-Z Coffee – Book on espresso machine
Photo by: Kyrre S. Kristoffersen

5 comments
  1. Amanda Bird said:

    Hi kaffikaze,
    I would love to get a copy of your great book….can you tell me where I can pick one up from? Even better, do you sell the book online, as I live in New Zealand!
    Thanks heaps
    Amanda

    • Hi Amanda! Thank you so much! It’s available for purchase online from KAFFA butikk and also Scandinavian Coffee House has an arrangement with PayPal/email, and they do intl. shipping for sure =) They’ve been shipping books all around the world these last couple months!

      Btw your logo is really cute =) Yummy!

      Cheers,
      Harald

    • Hi Amanda, I also live in NZ and really want to get this great book! Did you have any success buying it?

  2. 12r4 said:

    i would really like to have this book 4 myself

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