Coffee

Heartful coffee from Pori – Porin Paahtimo

As a pleasant weekend surprise I was invited to visit Pori, a city and a municipality in the western coast of Finland. My first thought was the most important one: Is there good coffee in Pori? The short answer is - Yes, there is! Porin Paahtimo (Pori Coffee Roastery) has a great selection of freshly… Continue reading Heartful coffee from Pori – Porin Paahtimo

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Suntory Hakushu whisky distillery tour

We had the possibility to spend a few days in Japan in early March, and took the opportunity to visit one of the Suntory whisky distilleries in the mountains of Kaikomagatake, Hakushu distillery. The distillery tour started by entering the distillery grounds at the bottom of the mountainside, and receiving your visitor pass. Drivers and… Continue reading Suntory Hakushu whisky distillery tour

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Lehmus Roastery – The spunky Finnish roastery searching for its place

Lehmus Roastery is a Finnish coffee roastery based in Lappeenranta. They arrived with a storm, taking the title of The Coffee Roastery of the Year 2017 by a popular vote, and established themselves as a solid roastery. How far have they come in a few years, and what should we expect from them? Lehmus Roastery… Continue reading Lehmus Roastery – The spunky Finnish roastery searching for its place

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The beautiful blend of coffee and whisky – Ovenbird Whisky Coffee

"Whisky AND coffee? What are you, nuts?" - No, it's not nuts, it's coffee (I'll get mi coat) aged in whisky casks, and it can be a truly wonderful experience. We briefly explore Ovenbird's whisky coffee in this post. Find our previous Ovenbird review here. Disclaimer: I received a free sample of the Auchentoshan 12… Continue reading The beautiful blend of coffee and whisky – Ovenbird Whisky Coffee

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Free coffee review: Hayman Coffee

Disclaimer: Hayman Coffee approached me with a free coffee sample in exchange for an honest review. I received 45 grams of coffee, in gas protected packaging. Here we go, then. If you price coffee at 35€ per 85 grams (that's 411€/kg), you really pay attention to how you package and transport your coffee. I have little… Continue reading Free coffee review: Hayman Coffee

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Scottish coffee adventures – Discovering Glasgow and Edinburgh (Part 1)

In early July I ventured into Scotland for the first time in my life. A short week that was spent in the two cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh was quick, and full of caffeinated surprises. In this post I want to share something about every coffee shop we visited, why I liked them, and what I… Continue reading Scottish coffee adventures – Discovering Glasgow and Edinburgh (Part 1)

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Helsinki Coffee Festival 2017 – Highs & Lows

Tl;dr: After my second time at the Helsinki Coffee Festival I would recommend it to anyone. Take time to look at the programme in advance, so you won't miss the bits that interest you the most. Highs: New roasteries (e.g. Lehmus Roastery, Holmen Coffee, KeaKoffee) Lots of space! Great program, Barista cup and Brewer's cup… Continue reading Helsinki Coffee Festival 2017 – Highs & Lows