The back wall of Tim Wendelboe is lined with barista awards and to the left sits a large roasting machinery. The vibe that you get immediately upon entering this corner espresso bar / roaster / training center is that this is a place serious about its coffee. This is intentional of course, as their stated goal is to be “among the best coffee roasters and espresso bars in the world,” as well as being a source for knowledge. If you think of yourself as a coffee aficionado, then this is the place to visit.
There are literally only 3 chairs inside but the space is active as the staff work roasting and packaging, and of course behind the bar. The menu is organized by origin and roast of the various beans. This changes frequently depending on what has been freshly roasted.
Now, a cup of black coffee is more expensive at around NOK 40-42 than your typical 7-11 ‘cup of Joe’. However, your order will be hand brewed in front of you (there is no drip machine behind the bar). The time during which the barista prepares your drink is what I enjoy most about coming to Tim Wendelboe. He/She will be happy to engage with you about understanding their roasting and brewing process as well as how to appreciate your cup.
Tim Wendelboe also offers barista training courses, as well as fresh roasted beans and coffee equipment. I always buy one or two bags as presents before visiting friends in other countries.