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Taste of Helsinki


Are you ready to tour Helsinki through coffee? If yes, you’re in luck! Our line of Taste of Helsinki coffees include five different specialty coffees inspired by sites around Helsinki. Read on for more insight into the key Helsinki locations that inspired these coffees and how the coffee flavours depict them.  


Finlandia Hall is an architectural masterpiece of Alvar Aalto, designed with a composition of cubistic forms and structural details stretched to the limit. Finlandia Hall holds over 800 events annually and is seated at Töölö Bay, in the heart of Helsinki. It is this site that inspired Taste of Helsinki Finlandia, a dark roasted Peruvian coffee from Yanesha farmers with rich and exquisite flavor, matching this exquisite building that is admired and enjoyed annually by tens of thousands of tourists and locals alike. 

The National Museum of Finland opened to the public in 1916 and depicts Finnish history covering over 10,000 years, from prehistoric times to the 19th century. Located in Töölö, the building was designed by Finnish architects Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen and is one of Finland's most significant national-romantic works of architecture. It is this magnificent building and Finland’s rich history that inspired Taste of Helsinki Töölö, a medium roasted full bodied Brazilian coffee with dark chocolate and hazelnut flavor. 

Oodi is Helsinki’s Central Library, living meeting place, urban public space and much more. This innovative space was first proposed in 1998 by Minister of Culture Claes Andersson, was approved by City Council in 2015 and opened for full use in 2019. The name Oodi was chosen from an open competition where 1,600 unique names were entered. Oodi was chosen by the jury for the fact it is easy to remember and pronounce, works in many languages, as well as has connections to literature. It is this innovative place for all people that inspired Taste of Helsinki Ode, a light roasted Ethiopian coffee with a sweet juicy flavor, perfectly complimenting creativity and inspiration. 

Helsinki Market Square is located at the sea end of Esplanade Park and is the most international and best known market in all of Finland. The sights and smells are a sweet combination of the flower booths, spice sellers, and food tents frequented by Helsinki locals. You can hear a dozen languages at the souvenir booths and on the sightseeing cruises departing at the Helsinki Harbour next to the Market. It is this bustling part of Helsinki that inspired Taste of Helsinki Tori, a dark roasted smooth and full bodied Indian coffee with notes of dark chocolate and spices. 

Huvilakatu, translating to “villa street” in English, is often regarded as the most beautiful street in the whole city. Known for its colourful multi-story houses designed and styled in the purest art nouveau the city has, on a sunny day Huvilakatu shines brightly with lively hues and whimsical curves. Inspired by the colourful blocks of Huvilakatu, Taste of Helsinki Huvilakatu is light roasted Colombian coffee with a lively flavour that is sweet, fruity, and jammy. 

 

These coffees are available in our special Taste of Helsinki Coffee Box that includes your choice of three or all five Taste of Helsinki coffees, a Taste of Helsinki coaster, a postcard, and an information sheet. All the coffees are also available as single coffee bags, as always with your choice of whole bean or filter options. 

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