Coffee came to Finland in the middle of the 18th century, so Finnish coffee culture is very old. There were also times when coffee drinking had been obtained by law, one could only buy a certain amount of coffee per month. In fact, Finland is the only country in the world where coffee drinking is still provided by law. In Finland, all collective agreements mention a statutory coffee break. Today, Finns are the world’s largest coffee drinker per capita, with about 11 kg of roasted coffee per year.
Older people remember well about coffee qualities such as the gentle Colombian coffee and the large bean Mexican coffee. In the old days, these qualities were roasted quite light, a taste that many Finnish people still like.
The Finlandia Coffee Blend I developed follows the taste of that time. The roasting degree is also quite light, Finnish or Scandinavian style. It has excellent and pleasant acidity and a very nutty aftertaste. A blend reminiscent of my motherland, it has a nostalgic quality not easily forgotten.