Coffee · Whisky

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

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Are you in the mood for Mood Coffee Roastery?

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 the two not-so-cheerful baristas) let me down a bit. Definitely worth a quick stop, but not one to make yourself too comfortable… Continue reading Are you in the mood for Mood Coffee Roastery?

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Maja Coffee Roastery – Hidden gem of Lehtisaari

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 that you should definitely dust off your bike for and cycle in for a taste! The cosy shop has a simple menu of coffee,… Continue reading Maja Coffee Roastery – Hidden gem of Lehtisaari