At Java in Oslo, Specialty Coffee is For the Birds | Coffee News |

We at Sprudge have long admired Norway for its progressive approach to roasting coffee, child care subsidies, and 12-hour television features about firewood. But this stylish Nordic nation has done itself one better with its latest TV program, “Piip Show“, a slow-moving “reality” show featuring a bunch of birds and squirrels hanging out inside…hey, is that Java Espressobar in Oslo!?

Java was one of the first modern specialty cafes in Scandinavia, founded by Robert Thoreson, winner of the very first World Barista Championship. Thoreson was formerly an architect, and his shops are renowned for their attractive design (mostly) faithfully captured on Piip Show.