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Coffee in Finland

Post by soul_86 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:25 pm

Hello to everybody, please help me. I would like to have some information for a work project. Who can tell me who are the major producers of coffee in Finland( that i can drink in a finnish bar or restaurant) ? And then, how much to acquire a coffee in a finnish bar or restaurant? And finally, finnish bar or restaurant sell italian coffee? If yes, what is the name of the brand? Thanks a lot for an answer.



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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by Upphew » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:18 pm

soul_86 wrote:Hello to everybody, please help me. I would like to have some information for a work project. Who can tell me who are the major producers of coffee in Finland( that i can drink in a finnish bar or restaurant)?

Meira, Paulig and Roberts Coffee. I'd guess that they produce way over 90% of Finnish coffee. Biggest brands are Juhla Mokka, Kulta Katriina, Presidentti, Costa Rica and Saludo and they alone are about 87,3 % of market.
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soul_86 wrote:And then, how much to acquire a coffee in a finnish bar or restaurant?

From 1€ upward, depending of city and place many other things of course.
soul_86 wrote:And finally, finnish bar or restaurant sell italian coffee? If yes, what is the name of the brand? Thanks a lot for an answer.

Haven't seen or heard, but probably some do, especially places that do fancier coffees.
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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by sinikala » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:35 pm

Upphew wrote:
soul_86 wrote:And finally, finnish bar or restaurant sell italian coffee? If yes, what is the name of the brand? Thanks a lot for an answer.

Haven't seen or heard, but probably some do, especially places that do fancier coffees.


How can you know so much about Finnish coffee, and not have seen Illy adverts here... I can´t stand coffee, but I still see the adverts.
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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by irnbru » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:00 pm

soul_86 wrote:And finally, finnish bar or restaurant sell italian coffee? If yes, what is the name of the brand? Thanks a lot for an answer.


Don Corleone in Kamppi sells really nice coffee which I imagine may be Italian. It's much nicer than Paulig stuff.


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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by Upphew » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:27 pm

sinikala wrote:How can you know so much about Finnish coffee, and not have seen Illy adverts here... I can´t stand coffee, but I still see the adverts.

It was not mentioned in wikipedia ;)
But seriously, I have seen those logos, not necessarily ads, but nothing in them said "Italy"... I can't stand adverts, but I'm addicted to coffee :P
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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by sinikala » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:45 pm

Upphew wrote:
sinikala wrote:How can you know so much about Finnish coffee, and not have seen Illy adverts here... I can´t stand coffee, but I still see the adverts.

It was not mentioned in wikipedia ;)
But seriously, I have seen those logos, not necessarily ads, but nothing in them said "Italy"... I can't stand adverts, but I'm addicted to coffee :P


By ads I mean advertising signs, logos etc. Now and then a stack of Illy tins in a cafe window.

There is also http://www.lavazza.fi or http://www.lavazza.com/ we have it in the cupboard for guests. I have no idea if it tastes any good, I just picked the most expensive pack they had in Prisma and hoped for the best, it seems to go down OK.
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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by inkku » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:11 pm

Upphew wrote: Biggest brands are Juhla Mokka, Kulta Katriina, Presidentti, Costa Rica and Saludo and they alone are about 87,3 % of market.


This is a great list to identify what coffee NOT to drink :). Avoid them.


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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by CAD_Guy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:09 pm

Being new to Finland (almost two months) and being a coffee conisurer of some sort I find it mildly amusing that even though the Finns are some of the biggest coffee drinkers per capita, they drink the worst coffee on earth. :shock: I know most of it has to do with price too as I've read this site enough times to know that people complain a lot about how much things are. Appreciation for coffee doesn't really exist here if what I've tried so far is anything to go by.

Wayne's Coffee is OK, Robert's Coffee is horrible, Illy coffee is good, Paulig has OK coffee, Lavazza coffee is good too but still not the best. I won't go into the others that were listed as they are just plain horrible, to me. :)

It is a matter of taste too. Myself personally I like a smooth coffee not a bitter one and I like it to taste strong. It's all about the beans and the roasting. I personally prefer 100% arabica beans, the bitter tasting ones are robusta beans, there are also blends, which is what most places sell. The thing I can't stand more than anything else is weak coffee. That drives me crazy!

If you have the capital to start a cafe or restaurant I wish you all the luck in the world, banks are not giving out loans to them from what I understand. Apparently most are not doing too well in Finland from what a recent article mentioned. Also do import the coffee as there's nothing that great in Finland. :wink:


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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by inkku » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:36 pm

Have you been to Kaffecentralen, that should be your kind of place?


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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by Upphew » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:04 pm

inkku wrote:
Upphew wrote: Biggest brands are Juhla Mokka, Kulta Katriina, Presidentti, Costa Rica and Saludo and they alone are about 87,3 % of market.

This is a great list to identify what coffee NOT to drink :). Avoid them.

Care to give example of good lightly roasted arabica?
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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by Tiwaz » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:15 am

Being new to Finland (almost two months) and being a coffee conisurer of some sort I find it mildly amusing that even though the Finns are some of the biggest coffee drinkers per capita, they drink the worst coffee on earth


I have to say I must say the same about most countries abroad. Coffee out there is just horrible. Drinking that crap is like some weird biker gang initiation rite.


Appreciation for coffee doesn't really exist here if what I've tried so far is anything to go by.


It exists. You foreigners just do not appreciate coffee in it's better forms.


So as you noticed, it is question of taste. Finnish preference is what it is. And for us, rest of you drink horrible !"#¤%.
So why you want to pretend that your taste preferences are somehow the only right ones? Hmm?

With that attitude, you will NOT enjoy Finland, as our tastes are unique by and large.


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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by sammy » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:14 am

CAD_Guy wrote:Being new to Finland (almost two months) and being a coffee conisurer of some sort I find it mildly amusing that even though the Finns are some of the biggest coffee drinkers per capita, they drink the worst coffee on earth. :shock:


It's infinitely more amusing to see how so many people are unable to grasp the fact that tastes may differ from one culture to another :lol:

But of course it's exactly the same with many Finns abroad - Greek coffee - what's all this muck here at the bottom? Yuch! Espresso - you call this a cup? And so on... to cut a long story short: on the day we all agree how to define "good coffee" it will rain cows.

For me it's more or less the same as for sinikala, I rarely drink coffee (even though I do not find it unpleasant). So I have no idea really which Finnish coffee would be the 'best' (or 'worst' come to think of it)... however as far as the availability of Italian coffees go I think I've also spotted Segafredo in some supermarkets, in addition to Illy & Lavazza.


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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by Pursuivant » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:27 am

Blaaah, industrially brewed JuhlaMokka at work; LIDL instant at home & cottage. Acquired taste.
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