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Find your Mode with Erik Lundberg

Through our slogan, “Find your Mode”, Mode wants to inspire people to take a break from the hectic city life and go out and spend more time in nature and with their passions. That’s what Erik Lundberg, world record holder as fastest man on a skateboard, as well as Stockholm surf enthusiast is all about!

Like so many of us, Erik works in the city of Stockholm where he’s surrounded by a world that’s quite hectic and never takes a break. But when the Baltic sea is stormy, Erik disconnects and takes a short break form the city pulse to go to the nature, in Erik’s case the ocean. Surfing allows Erik to recharge and come back to town with new energy and  fresh spirit, both in summer and particularly in the winter.

Once we heard about Erik and his passion for surfing and how he has managed to turn that into a big part of his daily life, although living in Stockholm, we asked if we could join him sometime and document this part of his lifestyle. Here are some pictures from the 15 hours camping trip and make sure to watch the full video in the end! We hope you’ll enjoy it.

Find your Mode!

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Camping Mode in Stockholm archipelago

The first Sunday in August, Mode Cold Brew brought some of Sweden’s biggest influencers to Fejan Outdoor in the outer archipelago of Stockholm. The purpose was to make them escape the city bustle and instead re-connect with nature.

In the 19th century Fejan Outdoor served as a quarantine for all ships with Stockholm as destination during the cholera outbreak. Nowadays it is a place where you come to go offline and relax at their “glamping”, a more exclusive and comfortable camping.

The influencers Petra Tungården, Linn Herbertsson, Joanna Fingal, Sara Biderman and Mira Fröling arrived by boat in the afternoon and the rain was pouring down. The weather was extremely turbulent so that was a really cool experience by itself. We sat down on the veranda watching the rainbow and listened to Sean Eriksson, Co-Founder of Mode Cold Brew. Sean told the story behind Mode Cold Brew and showed the influencers how to brew cold brew coffee meanwhile drinking Mode, of course.

Later on, we explored the island. At first, we went and explored an old hospital that had not been used for decades and was completely abandoned. Then it was time to cook dinner together over an open fire “Muurikka”. The dinner was followed by an amazing kayaking tour in the sunset. Back at Fejan it was time to end the day with some Mode Martinis.

Waking up in a in the outer archipelago with breakfast served outdoors in a little basket is amazing and the perfect way to start your day.

With the best ending of the summer we went back to town, ready to kick start the autumn. Here is a short recap of this amazing trip.

 

Rumour has it cold brew coffee origins from Peru. We had to check it out.

The origin of cold brew coffee goes apart. Some say it found its first dedicated audience with the Japanese in the 17th century. Other cold-brew genesis theories point towards Latin America, more precisely Peru.

Since rumour has it cold brew coffee made its way from the deep Peruvian jungle to Los Angeles. We had to check it out and maybe even find the holy grail of cold brew coffee. Come join us when the Mode crew explore what could be the origin of cold brew coffee!

Where our journey starts. At the camp. Looks like they can need some natural energy?


We were greeted by so many cheerful people.


And animals.


Of course they raided our stack of Mode Cold Brew when they found out there were no dangerous additives in it.


Beautiful sunset over the river next to our camp. Tomorrow will be interesting when our journey toward the holy grail of cold brew starts.

The next morning. Time to conquer the djungle.

With us was our guide Hugo. He cut through everything. He also told us that in 1964, Todd Simpson, an engineer by education, went on a botanical trip to Peru. There he saw locals cold brew coffee by traditional methods during several hours in cold water. Simpson noted the milder flavor and lower acidity of the cold brew coffee, and sought to concoct his own brewing method for consumers at home, especially those with sensitive stomachs. Todd decides to bring cold brew coffee to the U.S. The rest is history.

We are on to something. Coffee plant with berries.

Bullet Ant. Some describe their sting as the most painful in the world. A pure, intense, brilliant pain. Like walking over a flaming charcoal with a 3-inch nail embedded in your heel.

Finally out on the other side. Now let the Amazonas river take us to our destination.

Our ride arrives. Ouff!

Watch out Amazonas here we come.

Members of the Mode crew.

Finally arrived to the legendary Inca city of Machu Picchu.

To bad we did not find the holy grail of cold brew on this trip. Time to recharge and head back home.

With us from the trip of a lifetime we bring a lot of new friends and improved knowledge of the origin and making of cold brew coffee.