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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

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The Weekly Finn #5: Panimo Hiisi (Microbrewery)

Welcome back to our weekly series about Finnish beverage breweries, distilleries and other organisations. This week's Finn is a microbrewery from Jyväskylä, central Finland, with a mission to bring amazing craft ales to the Finnish nation - And they are doing it well. "Hiisi" is Finnish and it can have a few meanings depending on the context. Hiisi… Continue reading The Weekly Finn #5: Panimo Hiisi (Microbrewery)

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The Weekly Finn #4: Stadin Panimo (Microbrewery)

We're back at WhiskyBeans with another Finnish brewery. Last week's trip to Brussels postponed this one with a week, our apologies for that. Enjoy!   Stadin Panimo ("Stadi Brewery", Stadi is another term for Helsinki) is a microbrewery founded at the end of 1990's. Their first ales became available early 2000. Their brewery received a complete… Continue reading The Weekly Finn #4: Stadin Panimo (Microbrewery)

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The Weekly Finn #3: Kyrö Distillery Company

I had never heard of Kyrö Distillery Company before this article in the Finnish Wine Magazine (Viinilehti). This is hardly a surprising scenario, as small distilleries and breweries in Finland tend to be left in to the shadows of the bigger and more international producers. The spirit behind this company are a group of five guys… Continue reading The Weekly Finn #3: Kyrö Distillery Company

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The Weekly Finn #2: Beer Hunter’s “Old Buck” Single Malt Whisky

Time for another Finnish single malt whisky on our "Weekly Finn" series! I have been a fan of Beer Hunter's "Mufloni" beer for ages, but their single malt whisky is hard to come by just for the fact that there is barely any information on it out there. International customers have to rely on their… Continue reading The Weekly Finn #2: Beer Hunter’s “Old Buck” Single Malt Whisky