Helsinki Coffee Festival 2016


Last weekend the Helsinki Coffee Festival took place for the second time and I took the opportunity to check out what it’s all about.


First of all, you guys need to know that Finland is the top country when it comes to coffee consumption. About 2.3 cups are what Finns drink on daily average but that’s probably only the lower end of the bar. Finnish people really do love coffee and when you visit your friends, it’s almost a custom to drink coffee.

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Coffee Chit-Chat #4 – Essentials for coffee lovers

Drinking coffee is so much more that just drinking coffee. We humans are very visual and we use our other senses like smell, taste and touch, too.

Therefore, there are, in my very humble opinion, a few things that are essential for every coffee lover. Please note that these are no must or a rule, but things that can improve drinking and enjoying coffee.


First of all and most important is the coffee. Preferably a high-quality coffee and bought as beans and ground just before consuming. Alone this will improve your coffee experience by 80% already. I never thought that spending a few Euros more would make such an improvement. But already with good quality ground coffee that you can get from the store, you will notice a change. But getting good beans and grind them yourself at home makes it even better! Continue reading “Coffee Chit-Chat #4 – Essentials for coffee lovers”

Coffee Chit-Chat #3: My coffee corner

I don’t know about you, but generally I like to have my things in place and make it somewhat nice looking. Sharing an apartment with 3 other girls doesn’t make it always easy and we have random things standing around like pots and frying pans, spices and once in a while some dished but generally there isn’t too much clutter.

As for me, I created myself a little coffee corner in the kitchen.


For that I simply got a tray from IKEA and put all the things there that I need to make a good cup of coffee;  my Wilfa Coffee Grinder (I recommend!), kitchen scale, French Press, the small pot I use to boil water (yes, I don’t have a water boiler!) , and of course high-quality coffee by The Coffee Box* that I usually storage in the cabinet above the tray to keep it as cool and dark as possible.


That way I have everything in one place. I can put water to boil, weight my coffee beans and grind them, pre-heat my French Press and make myself a great cup of coffee.


I guess next I will add an Aeropress and a Hario V60 to my collection of ways on how to prepare coffee.

*coffee provided by The Coffee Box.


Coffee Chit-Chat #2: Christmas presents for coffee lovers

Finding the perfect Christmas present for your loved ones isn’t always easy.  What to give to someone who actually has everything already and doesn’t ask for anything special? Giving gift cards is often seen as very impersonal and boring and what to do when you are not exactly crafty?

Well, for me personally Christmas shopping is horror. I never know what to give to whom and at the end I just buy some Finnish chocolates and give to all my family. But for everyone who really does love and enjoy good coffee I might have some nice idea.

With Christmas time starting now, days getting dark and colder, more windy and hopefully also snowy, it’s nice to drink something special after a long day at work or maybe even to wake up.

The Christmas Blend features tasting notes of Chocolates, Orange and Cinnamon without using any flavours. All the flavours and aftertastes of Oranges, Chocolates and Cinnamon in the Christmas Blend come from Brazilian, Colombian and El Salvador beans.

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No matter what way coffee is prepared, The Coffee Box* offers the exactly the grind needed for whatever method preferred. But if your friends (or even yourself) are so pro and have a own coffee grinder you can get the beans delivered and grind them themselves (yourself) just like you need and like it best.

So if you have coffee lovers as friends, parents, siblings, and/or grandparents and you would like to give them some very special and delicious coffee that has been made with love, The Coffee Box* is just for you! You can have it delivered directly to their address. The Coffee Box* offers a special Christmas Subscription that features either a 1-month subscription* or a 2-month subscription*. Each subscription includes 4 deliveries of coffee.

Make sure to find The Coffee Box on the following social media

*The links include an embedded discount code. If it doesn’t work, enter NORA5OFF during check-out. The coffee was sent to me for promotion from The Coffee Box. Thank you so much!

Coffee Chit-Chat #1 – The Coffee Box

Good Morning y’all!

Did you enjoy your morning coffee already? Yes?
If so, what coffee was it? And where did you buy it from? Likely from the supermarket, right?
Well, today I’d like to introduce you to something completely new, but more about that later!

This is the first post of a new weekly series and I’m very excited to share many amazing things about coffee with you guys every Sunday. It replaced the Weekly Wrap-Up for the time being.

Like the name of my blog indicates, I don’t only enjoy books, adventures and life but also coffee. I love coffee and it simply belongs to my mornings. In the past, I didn’t give much thought to what kind of coffee I bought. The main thing was that it was affordable and the taste came after that since I would drown it in milk and sugar anyway.

But since some months I have looked more closely on what coffee I got, where it was from and what tasting notes it had. I also started to buy a bit more expensive coffee and well, what can I say, except it’s definitely worth to spend more on coffee. A few months ago I got myself a coffee grinder and ever since that I grind coffee myself and it’s a major improvement. But still, a grinder only doesn’t make great coffee – it’s about the little bean! Continue reading “Coffee Chit-Chat #1 – The Coffee Box”

A little change in the program…

Some of you guys might remember that I used to do a Weekly Wrap-up each Sunday. In fact, I haven’t done one in ages, simply because my life has been rather boring.

But since the days have started to be dark and cold, rainy, windy, and for some maybe already snowy I decided to start something new on here. From tomorrow onwards there will be a “Coffee Chit-Chat” post. Since I’m started cooperating with The Coffee Box, the post will always feature one of their products, facts about coffee but also some chit-chat alongside.

I hope you guys are as excited as I am!