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
"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
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
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)
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
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 ROST & Co. is one of them. We walk by a speciality coffee store Kaffecentralen very often, and the ROST & Co.… Continue reading Coffee by ROST & Co., the Lauttasaari 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?