Helsinki Coffee Festival 2017 – Highs & Lows

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Highs and lows of the Helsinki Coffee Festival in 2017

Coffee by ROST & Co., the Lauttasaari roastery

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Local coffee roasteries are more and more common in Finland, with coffee enthusiast popping up their shops all around the country. Many of the Finnish roasteries are located in or near Helsinki, and… Continue reading

Are you in the mood for Mood Coffee Roastery?

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Mood Coffee Roastery at Tarkk’ampujankatu 4, Helsinki, is a clinically clean coffee shop with artisan grade coffee. But are you in the mood for Mood?  They have excellent roasts, but the cold atmosphere (and… Continue reading

Maja Coffee Roastery – Hidden gem of Lehtisaari

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When you enter an abandoned looking shopping center, you don’t expect to find one of the greatest hidden gems in the Helsinki coffee catalogue. Maja Coffee Roastery in Lehtisaari is one of those… Continue reading

Small Coffee Tour in Helsinki, Finland

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Helsinki, one of the Nordic capitals and a definite hot spot in Finland is full of independent coffee shop and roasteries just waiting to surprise you with their exquisite coffees. We don’t have… Continue reading

Auchentoshan Cooper’s Reserve (travel retail edition)

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Auchentoshan Cooper’s Reserve, yet another travel retail edition for review! If you are a fan of other Auchentoshan single malts, you will most likely be fond of this travel retail edition. The 14-year-old… Continue reading

Five gifts for Coffee Lovers

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We all know that someone who seems to drink and breathe coffee, and just getting them a coffee gift card to their favourite coffee shop feels overused. Here are some gift ideas for your… Continue reading

Dalmore Valour (Travel retail edition)

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The plum nose of the Dalmore Valour peaked my interest on a fairly recent travel through Heathrow Terminal 3 World of Whiskies. “An expression that truly lives up to its name, Valour expertly marries together… Continue reading

Coffee with a tea kettle – How to brew coffee in the office?

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If you’re like me, and you’re in an office with nothing else than a tea kettle and a capsule coffee machine, you are in a pinch to make a delicious cup o’ joe.… Continue reading

Whisky & Video Games: Guild Wars 2

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We here at WhiskyBeans have been out of the loop for a while: Busy at work, busy on holiday, busy travelling for work, etc. You get the gist. We have also been playing… Continue reading