Coffee in Finland

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jtammilehto
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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by jtammilehto » Sun May 30, 2010 8:54 am

No doubt various beans, strenghts, etc. have much to do with the taste of a coffee.

But one key element doesn't seem to have been mentioned in this thread:

Namely - how FRESH is the brew!

Coffee doesn't need more than a few minutes on a hot plate to start having chemical reactions that change taste radically (pun intended).

Scientific American did a fantastic article years ago - in the back of the mag - where they approach in depth some popular item.

The worst coffee you can ever get is what is left in one of those glass pots on a service station or office hot plate for 30-60 minutes.

Restaurants will also do the same thing - some idiot waitress (waiter) will think they are saving time for the rush if they cook the coffee an hour ahead.

McDonlad's even has strict instructions 'old' coffee must be thrown out after 15-20 minutes. Unfortunately so many MacD employees have still yet to learn to tell time :lol:

But get a cup of FRESH McD and it will certainly be above average.

(One reasonable solution - is to put coffee into a thermos just after brewed - that way it doesn't get totally vile)



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Mei
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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by Mei » Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:48 pm

Pursuivant wrote:BTW Vietnamese coffee is pretty interesting.
Hi, I am new in Finland too. And I am really interested in coffee culture. I am currently getting my Master degree in Oulu, Finland now. I wonder why there aren't any Vietnamese coffee here?
And even when I talked about Vietnam - a second global exporter of coffee, people are just ...really, we haven't heard of that.

We have farms to grow arabica and robusta beans in central highland of Vietnam, I wonder why there isn't any coffee from Vietnam here. Research showed nothing too.
I would love to become a retailer here for the coffee from Vietnam. I don't know if anyone can give me a hint about the market size and the taste here?

Thanks so much.


Mei
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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by Mei » Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:53 pm

Pursuivant wrote:
EP wrote: One had a chocolaty side taste.
I think I have that, I also have a "vietnamese filter" for it and the result is quite pleasant, although not my morning cup either.
I guess the way they roast it makes it have that taste. Did you buy the roasted coffee bag from Vietnam? If it is can I know what's the name if the coffee?

^^
Sorry, I am working on the idea of becoming a retailer for high-quality of Vietnamese coffee beans, so I collecting info and data about what are consumed on the market now, and which brand from Vietnam are used by the customers.

There are too many small coffee brand in Vietnam, and some of them really freak me out with the bad quality. I don't know why we are the second global coffee exporter but still the roasting industry has never been developed in my country and we only export fresh green beans only.


Tiwaz
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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by Tiwaz » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:14 am

Mei wrote:
Pursuivant wrote:
EP wrote: One had a chocolaty side taste.
I think I have that, I also have a "vietnamese filter" for it and the result is quite pleasant, although not my morning cup either.
I guess the way they roast it makes it have that taste. Did you buy the roasted coffee bag from Vietnam? If it is can I know what's the name if the coffee?

^^
Sorry, I am working on the idea of becoming a retailer for high-quality of Vietnamese coffee beans, so I collecting info and data about what are consumed on the market now, and which brand from Vietnam are used by the customers.

There are too many small coffee brand in Vietnam, and some of them really freak me out with the bad quality. I don't know why we are the second global coffee exporter but still the roasting industry has never been developed in my country and we only export fresh green beans only.
Beans are usually imported into Finland without roasting anyway. Would take good luck or good deal of effort to roast them to Finnish preference abroad and then bring it here.
Reason why no coffee is imported from Vietnam is likely that roasting companies have their established contacts from whom they import.
If you have good contacts in Vietnam, best bet would be getting in touch with some smaller Finnish roasting company like this one: http://mokkamestarit.fi/

They most likely could handle smaller amounts to see out the goods, help you get toe inside. Becoming notable supplier for something like Paulig is quite unlikely.


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Re: Coffee in Finland

Post by inkku » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:00 pm

If I recall right, in the beginning Vietnam with the help of the WB dumbed loads of bad quality robusta coffee beans to the market. That kind of cemented the fame.

There are quite many small coffee roasteries in Finland (read mostly Helsinki) which sell coffee from all kinds of countries, for instance from India and Indonesia. You could try contacting them.

http://www.caffi.fi/tuotteet.php
https://www.kaffaroastery.fi/shop/t/categories/kahvi
http://www.helsinginkahvipaahtimo.com/en/
https://www.paahtimopapu.fi/
and many others


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