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?
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
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 a big history with coffee shops in Helsinki, so during out short visit in September we wanted to try a few to… Continue reading Small Coffee Tour in Helsinki, Finland
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 single malt Cooper's Reserve promises and does not fail to deliver nuttiness and citrus. "A limited release, Cooper's Reserve has been maturing… Continue reading Auchentoshan Cooper’s Reserve (travel retail edition)
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 special caffeine-infused buddy or someone yet to learn the wonders of coffee! 1. Coffee subscription They may already have a coffee subscription,… Continue reading Five gifts for Coffee Lovers
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 the distinct and bold characteristics of three exceptional casks. Matured initially in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the spirit is then transferred… Continue reading Dalmore Valour (Travel retail edition)