Cupping Session 1

We got together to cup five different coffees from four different Swedish roasters.

Cupping Coffee

The represented were:
Drop Coffee – Epiphany Muhirwa  (Rwanda)
Drop Coffee – Ilomba (Tanzania)
Koppi – Sehe (Burundi)
Alkemisten, roasted by Sandby Kafferosteri – Singel (Ethiopia)
Love Coffee – Cafisur (Colombia)

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

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Drop Coffee – Epiphany Muhirwa  (Rwanda)

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What we tasted: Sweet all the way through. Lemonade, lingonberries.

What the package said: Lingonberries and cacao butter.

Conclusion: This coffee is yum. Well balanced and full bodied. A must try.

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


Love Coffee – Cafisur (Colombia)

Love Coffee Cafisur Colombia

What we tasted: Milk chocolate, red currant.

What the package said: Cacao, cherries and blackberries.

Conclusion: It’s a well balanced sweet coffee with a hit of acid, but almost too balanced to stand out among the other coffees.

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


Drop Coffee – Ilomba (Tanzania)

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What we tasted: Black currant, elderflower.

What the package said: White currant and elderflower.

Conclusion: We very much agreed with what the package says. When you realize that this coffee actually taste like elderflower, you can’t get it out of your head (in a good way).

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


Alkemisten, roasted by Sandby Kafferosteri – Singel (Ethiopia)

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What we tasted: Dill, citrus, burnt sugar, nutty.

What the package said: Citrus, lemon grass.

Conclusion: When we say dill we are not kidding, though it might have been our cupping method that enhanced the dill taste. In our opinion it is a bit too dark roasted. We will not buy this one again.

Where to get it: At Alkemisten.


Koppi – Sehe (Burundi)

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What we tasted: Tomatoes, juicy, sweet.

What the package said: Darjeeling, black currants and sweet citrus.

Conclusion: This is a really good, light roasted coffee. It was used in the Polish Aeropress championship and we can definitely see why.

Where to get it: Unfortunately not sold in Gothenburg. Check their website.

Cupping Session 1


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.


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

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