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
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
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)
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)
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