Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo was founded in 2011 and is located in Sörnäinen in the Teurastamo area. The Päiväkahvibaari coffee bar is in the Puu-Vallila neighbourhood and is open 6 days per week from 7:30 to 17:00 and from 10:00 to 16:00 on saturdays. We buy all of our coffee directly from the farmers, roast them to order and love what we do.
Founder Benjamin Andberg’s love of coffee started as a teenager in Pietarsaari. Roasting green beans on a pan over a gas-stove – or “learning by burning”- eventually led him into buying his first roaster, and then attending the London School of Coffee in 2007 and winning Finland’s Cup Tasters’ championship in 2010. He then got to know other fellow coffee lovers, and founded Kaffa Roastery in 2007. The story of Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo began in 2011 after Benjamin sold his share of Kaffa Roastery. With Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo, he wanted to do things a bit differently.
When asked precisely what makes Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo special, owner Benjamin answers, “Our coffee” – a response you’d expect from a coffee roaster, right? Our coffee doesn’t try to mimic what everybody is doing in coffee now. We know what we are doing, and that why it’s easily approachable and not too high-flown. No unnecessary mystification, just top quality. Päiväkahvibaari is quite special, too!