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Wednesday 12 June 2013

Article: Lidingö Rosteri in Sweden

A new trend that has found its way to Sweden and small coffee roasting houses are popping up all over the country.

The general ideas of these “micro coffee roasters” are that a great bean is a good start, but not enough. The roasting process is where the coffee’s flavour is produced. To ensure the freshest, best tasting coffee, the roaster buy their coffee green and daily roast it themselves, in small batches. They roast their beans to provide optimum flavour, which means that they vary their roasting process to bring out the best of each bean.  

The small coffee roasting houses generally focus on providing a range of coffee beans freshly roasted and delivered speedily to the customer. They almost always take beans from around the world and blend them together to produce a range of coffees which take advantage of the unique flavors of the country of origin.

Lidingö Rosteri is a modern Roasting House with top tier machinery from the manufacturer Diedrich. They operate a single pan with a capacity to slowly roast 48 kilograms per hour. In contrast to the advanced technology at Lidingö Rosteri all beans are screened by hand before they are roasted. After the roasting process is over every bean is checked by hand again.
After the chilling process is done the beans are packed in sealed bags which let’s carbon dioxide out but doesn’t let anything in. After a couple of days of rest the flavors are all there.
Of course all coffee produced by Lidingö Rosteri is certified by Fairtrade International and the Rainforest Alliance. 

Clearly Lidingö Rosteri does everything possible to make their coffee the best you have ever tried. After a recent visit Western Taste can only agree. A couple of hours each week the small Roasting House is open to the public and it is well worth a visit. You are first given a small tour of the facilities on Drottvägen 9, Lidingö. Afterwards you can sample a good range of coffee and you are given the opportunity to buy you favorite coffee.
You can find opening hours and resellers at Lidingö Rosteri’s website: 

Written by Kristian Kull

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