Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo is a roastery founded in 2011, that believes that coffee should be sustainable all the way from farm to cup. The founder, Benjamin Andberg has always been interested in coffee and after years of dabbling, he decided to turn his passion into his profession by becoming a coffee roaster. Nowadays the roastery is appreciated around the world.Check out Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo coffees here
The Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo story
The founder of Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo, Benjamin Andberg has been interested in coffee from a young age. He followed his grandfather’s pot coffee brewing routine and started wondering why the coffee tasted so much better than filter coffee at home. When his grandfather couldn’t answer the question Andberg decided to find it out himself and started his hunt for the secret of delicious coffee. Entrepreneurship has been part of Andberg’s life since elementary school. To earn some pocket money, he started collecting bottles as well as selling lily-of-the-valley and old junk from the garage.
Andberg’s first attempts at roasting happened at the beginning of the century when while studying in Hanken, he began roasting coffee beans on a pan and a modified popcorn machine. Andberg himself says that his roasting principle is crystallized into the sentence “learning by burning”. His first roastery was founded with Svante Hampf with the vigour of youth and it is still running with the name Kaffa Roastery.
In 2011 Andberg sold his Kaffa shares and founded Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo. Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo’s first roastery was in Puu-Vallila and it had a small cafe attached. However, not too soon after launching, the roastery needed to move to a bigger space in Teurastamo. With this, the old space was completely transformed into the new Päiväkahvibaari.
The roastery has gained recognition both in Finland and around the world. More than one list of best places to visit in Helsinki includes either the Roastery at Teurastamo or the Päiväkahvibaari and even NY times selected Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo as one of the Five Places to go in Helsinki list. In Finland Glorian Ruoka & Viini magazine selected Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo as the best roastery in 2014.
Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo offers uniform quality coffee. And they offer it whenever you want it. The customer must not be left without coffee. The best quality is that Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo delivers, regardless of whether it is a single bag or a thousand pounds.
Sharing the success
The coffee production chain is not always fair. Therefore, HKP buys most of their coffee beans directly from the farmer. If a farmer does great work, then he has earned better compensation for his coffee. That way, for their part, Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo makes coffee more ethical and fair for everyone.
Our cast iron, biogas-heated, German Probat roaster obeys the roaster’s commands without issues. All the senses are needed to roast coffee. Roasting combines intuition, art and iron craftsmanship.Read more about the SLURP coffee experience here Check out Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo coffees here