Coffee Subscription

We’ve been working on hard on a project that we’re finally launching today. We are starting a  coffee subscription service!

Coffee Subscription

Bean Portal is Sweden’s first coffee subscription, featuring only specialty coffee. Subscribers will receive a box with three carefully selected specialty coffees from a different coffee roastery every month. Each coffee comes in 100 gram increments, offering a total of 300 grams of coffee.

We are proud to finally launch our service and share all amazing coffees we taste with you. We hope you’ll join us!

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Coffee Subscription

Coffee Subscription

Cupping Session 2

We got hold of some really fine coffees from three different Swedish roasteries. Here is cupping session 2.

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Coffees in todays cupping session:

Drop Coffee – Kamiro (Rwanda)
Koppi – Nyungwe Pb (Rwanda)
Slöinge Kafferosteri – San Juan (Guatemala)
Koppi – El Parador (Colombia)

Cupping method:
8,25g coffee + 150ml water
4 min brew time

 

Drop Coffee – Kamiro (Rwanda)

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What we tasted: Lemon, herbs, earth, green tea

What the package said: Lemon and Strawberries

Conclusion: Literally a bomb of lemons. Would probably be perfect for a cold brew on a hot summers day!

Where to get it: Kaffemaskinen at Landsvägsgatan 15 here in Gothenburg or on their website.

Koppi – Nyungwe Pb (Rwanda)

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What we tasted: Grapes, raisins

What the package said: Grapes, rose hips, apples

Conclusion: Drinking this coffee is almost like a glass of wine. One of our favourites this cupping session. We had problems finding the apple taste though.

Where to get it: Koppi’s website.

Slöinge Kafferosteri – San Juan (Guatemala)

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What we tasted: Hazelnut, burnt sugar, butter

What the package said: Apple, nougat, butterscotch

Conclusion: This is a coffee from a roastery in a small town called Slöinge on the west coast of Sweden. Founded by a guy named Daniel, who was taught by Per Nordby, this is a roastery that brings more and more interesting coffees to the market. Even though this one was a bit darker than we expected, it still gives a fine cup of coffee with a full bodied after-taste!

Where to get it: Mellgren’s Fine Tobacco, Mölndalsvägen 3 here in Gothenburg.

Koppi – El Parador (Colombia)

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What we tasted: Toasty, sweet orange, papaya and kiwi

What the package said: Papaya, macadamia and mandarin

Conclusion: Makes a really fruity cup of coffee.

Where to get it: Not in Gothenburg yet. Check their website.

Cupping Session 2

Alkemisten

There are few really good coffee spots on Hisingen but Alkemisten is one of them. The café is situated in the up and coming Kvillebäcken. Serving their own coffee beans (roasted by Sandby Kafferosteri), Alkemisten brew your coffee as regular black filter, on machine and v60, or espresso based.

Alkemisten Kaffebar

The seatings are quite few (and we pretty much captured the whole café in the picture above). We were there last Sunday on their opening day, and even though its newly opened, it felt as if the baristas had been working there for years. The interior is industrial with a thick concrete worktop on the bar desk, vintage Luxo lamps and wooden cable reels as tables.

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Unfortunately, they didn’t serve pour over that first Sunday, but they promised it was on its way (and we saw pictures of it on Facebook a few days later). Instead of our standard pour over, we had an excellent Americano on their Neidan coffee and we also got to try their Waidan as espressos. In addition to pour over and espresso, we also saw a siphon on a shelf!

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Except for coffee Alkemisten also have locally produced juices and organic food and pastries.

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The name Alkemisten is translated to The Alchemist, and they also sell the book by Paulo Coelho.

 

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 7 – 17
Weekends: 10 – 16

Gustaf Dahlénsgatan 14

Also, be sure to rate them at: Ratebean.com

Alkemisten

da Matteo – Sprängkullsgatan

Just a quick walk from Haga lies one of the cafés of the well established Gothenburg chain da Matteo. The coffee is from their own roastery here in Gothenburg and is also available in 250g coffee bags. Here you can get yourself a pour over (made with the chemex or v60) or your ordinary espresso based, as well as beer, wine and cold drinks. If you are hungry, they have also got an á la carte menu, which is said to be one of the best ones in Gothenburg.

Chemex at da Matteo

da Matteo coffee bags

The café has two floors, on ground floor you find the bar as well as the majority of the seating, and on the upper floor an outdoor seating area. Some of the seatings are in the showroom for P.A.P , a local laptop cover producer. When crowded, the ground floor might get a bit noisy, and therefore we recommend the upper outdoor area, with heaters for cold days.

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da matteo sprängkullsgatanWith good service and splendid coffee, da Matteo is always a safe bet when you are low on caffeine. They have always got at least two choises of beans for your coffee, and if you don’t know which one to choose, they are glad to help. Sadly they don’t serve the pour over during lunch hours.

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da matteo sprängkullsgatan

If you are going to da Matteo at Sprängkullsgatan, just look for the red cow, it is always there when they are open.

 

Opening hours are
Mon-Tue: 7.30 – 19
Wed-Thu: 7.30-21
Fri: 7.30 – 22
Sat: 10 – 22
Sun: 11 – 17

Closest bus stop: Hagakyrkan

Sprängkullsgatan 10A

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da Matteo – Sprängkullsgatan