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Finns drink about 1225 cups of coffee a year. That is the most in the north, and the world. No wonder a new wave of coffee culture is evolving.

A new emerging coffee culture is taking over Helsinki. Still the number one consumer of coffee per capita, it was only natural that at some point the Finns would pick up the premium title in the Nordic Barista Cup. Even if many of us still drink black coffee long-gone is an espresso order as special roasted coffees have pretty much taken over. Local roasteries bring a sweet smell of coffee into the street air, as coffee is roasted right in the middle of the city. New concepts have evolved around cafés, such as designers, flowers, exhibitions or art to add the experience. Finland’s second Starbucks is taking over the classic and much-loved Aalto Café so hurry if you still want to take-away a piece of genuine Helsinki coffee history.

/ Kaffa Roastery
Promises to make your day a sunny one. We recommend a visit
even if there isn’t a cloud in the sky.
Pursimiehenkatu 29
Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat: 10am-5pm
http://www.kaffaroastery.fi

/ Good Life Coffee
Serves a cup of extra good coffee for the coffee connoisseurs.
Kolmas Linja 17
Mon: 7:45am-4pm, Tue-Fri: 7:45am-6pm, Sat: 10am-4pm
http://www.goodlifecoffee.fi

/ Café Engel
Best café view in town to Senate Square and our own Acropolis,
the white and shiny Helsinki Cathedral.
Aleksanterinkatu 26
Mon: 8am-9pm, Tue-Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun: 10am-9pm
http://www.cafeengel.fi

/ Exhibitionist
Here you’ll find café, books, art and stuffs, all in a space a tad
bigger than a trench coat.
Museokatu 26
Tue-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat-Sun: 11am-6pm
theexhibitionists.fi

/ LOKAL gallery and café
Photograph and artist Katja Hagelstam made her dream come true
promising 78% Art and 22% Coffee. And delicious cakes.
Annankatu 13
Tue-Fri: 12noon-6pm
Sat-Sun: 12noon-4pm
http://www.lokalhelsinki.com

/ Torrefazione
Great choice for a quick morning or after lunch coffee-fix.
Look for the café on the second floor, not at the street.
Aleksanterinkatu 50
Mon-Fri: 7:30-8pm, Sat: 9am-7pm, Sun: 11:30am-5:30pm
http://www.latorre.fi

/ Café Fleuriste
Coffee with flowers or the other way around (vice versa).
Uudenmaankatu 13
Tue-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 12noon-4pm
http://www.fleuriste.fi

/ Brooklyn Café
A piece of Brooklyn and tasty bagels have landed in Helsinki.
Fredrikinkatu 19
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-6pm, Sat: 9am-4:30pm
http://www.facebook.com/Brooklyn Cafe

/ Kahvila Hopia
Back to the 1950’s Finland and real taste of the cinnamon
rolls and Carelian pies.
Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 9
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5pm

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