R&D behind all flavors
At Himkok a R&D team is behind all new flavors. Both signature drinks and new drinks are developed carefully to spread the norwegian flavors. Using herbs and ingredients in new ways is essential to Himkok, always using one ingredient per drink.
The future bar
Sebastian says that bars will need to be even more local than they are now. Using very local producers is a good place to start. He also thinks that more bars should try to figure out how to use all the flavors of an ingredient, how to combine different flavors into new ones and how to use them differently in food and drinks.
Trying to be sustainable is a system. It starts with making, filling, serving and disposing through recycling. When everyone is on board, it keeps the staff engaged, he says.
The alcohol policy
When talking about sustainability, it’s also worth mentioning alcohol and how Himkok works with sustainability when serving alcohol. In Norway the alcohol policy is very strict, you can’t show that you’re drunk. If someone is too drunk, you are not allowed to drink any more. Staff are trained by the law to know when to stop serving people.