A black coffee taken to one of the three chairs at Tim Wendelboe, a coffee shop and small-batch roaster in Oslo. - Oliver Strand

The fact is, you don’t need to try that hard to get a good coffee in Oslo. You could go to any of the more than 20 locations of Kaffebrenneriet and get a drink made with more skill and better ingredients than almost anything you’ll find in Paris, or Rome, or a number of places you think of as having a vibrant coffee culture. While many cities are resting on their creaking reputations, Oslo is forging a new standard.

Ristretto | Coffee in Oslo – NYTimes.com.