Just a quick one:
As I happened to be in the neighborhood, I decided to have a double espresso at Kahvila Kariranta, the beautiful, well known cafe in the Lahti harbor.
Last time I visited, their espressos were made from Paulig beans. This time, however, they had many different coffees from one of my favorite companies, the local Kahiwa Coffee Roasters.
Apparently the Kahiwa coffee artisans are very good at describing their flavor profiles: Espresso Sorocabana (honey processed Bourbon and Catuai) was exactly what they promised on the label: nutty, caramelly, and brownie-like. I also detected a hint of the same tobaccoey quality that I enjoyed in their Fazenda California. But the main thing was this: Espresso Sorocabana was SO smooth I almost couldn’t believe it. Excellent!
If you happen to be in Lahti, do yourself a favor and visit Kahvila Kariranta, and try it yourself!