Helsingin kahvipaahtimo

Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo is the perfect embodiment of Finnish taste, simplicity, eccentricity and their sacred love of coffee.  Located in the quaint Vallila neighborhood - one of Helsinki's preserved historical hoods made up of old fashion wooden houses - the coffee house is the perfect place to snuggle when the darkness and cold settles in.

The story behind the place is quite interesting. The founder's - Benjamin Andberg - love of coffee started as a teenager in Pietarsaari. Roasting green beans on a pan over a gas-stove - or “learning by burning"-  eventually led him into buying his first roaster, and then attending the London School of Coffee in 2007 and winning Finland's Cup Tasters' championship in 2010. He then got to know other fellow coffee lovers, and founded Kaffa Roastery in 2007. The story of Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo began in 2011 after Benjamin sold his share of Kaffa Roastery – with Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo, he wanted to do things a bit differently. 

Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo perfectly reflects Finland's love for vintage and second hand treasures. When your eyes wander around the coffee house, you can find fun random objects - from deer antlers to a door (!) - but always placed and organized in a tasteful way.
That's not the only reason to push the doors to this little nest. Its coffee is really one of the best in Helsinki. When asked precisely what makes Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo special, owner Benjamin answers:
“Our coffee” a response you’d expect from a coffee roaster, right? Our coffee doesn’t try to mimic what everybody is doing in coffee now. We know what we are doing, and that why it’s easily approachable and not too high-flown. No unnecessary mystification, just top quality. Päiväkahvibaari is quite special, too!
=> Good to know : the coffee house used to be a horse stable, then a garage and a warehouse.

Vesa Hoikka, as a spokesman, who told us Kahvipaahtimo's story - isn't originally from Helsinki - fell in love with Suomiland's capital. They particularly enjoy biking through the city, and wandering around Helsinki's "Laakso" neighborhood, where you can cross country ski during colder months. The owners also recommend visitors to visit Kulosaari, with its ancient villas and Wihuri castle.

=> Insider tip : Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo, with its delicious coffee and inner warmth, perfectly represents Northern coziness. Furthermore, the coffee is cheap - you have an excellent cappuccino for 2€50- and they also serve delicious homemade sandwiches and baked goods alongside their coffee selection .

Further information:
Address: Päijänteentie 29, 00510 Helsinki
Opening times: Mon-Fri: 07:30-17, Sat: 10-16
Website: http://helsinginkahvipaahtimo.com
Contact: tilaukset@helsinginkahvipaahtimo.com / vesa@helsinginkahvipaahtimo.com


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