Best Coffee in Stockholm (Pt 1): Drop Coffee

02/02/2011

Stockholm is the capital and largest city in Sweden, it also has the largest coffee scene. Of all the cities I’ve been to in Scandinavia, only Oslo rivals Stockholm for the number of quality coffee shops. However, most of them serve coffee from just a few of the same roasters. One of the newest roasters in town, Drop Coffee, currently only roasts enough to meet the demand of their shop at Mariatorget in Södermalm.

The space doesn’t look huge when you first enter, but it stretches back past the roaster to provide extra seating in a cozy alcove. I was fortunate to meet both owners—Oskar and Erik—during my visit, who were more than happy to talk about their love of coffee, their roaster, as well as the inspiration they draw from US companies like Stumptown. They’ve been roasting on their own for less than a year, but they’ve already begun building relationships with farmers and believe in paying fair prices for quality coffee.

I sampled a cup of the Brasil Villa Borghesi Daterra as well as a Kenya Ruthagati, which were both keenly brewed on the pour-over bar. While the newest barista, hailing from Tim Wendelboe’s in Oslo, served up a shot of their Winter Espresso that was soft, smooth, and packed with peaches & cream. As I was leaving, Oskar sent me on my way with a bag of Honduras Montana Verde that I’ve been enjoying all this week.

Drop is temporarily roasting on a 1kilo electric Giesen while their gas lines are properly installed, but it hasn’t prevented them from offering a quality product. I can’t wait to see how much things improve once they’ve got a more consistent energy supply.

Check out a video of Drop Coffee in action on SVT Rapport.

Drop Coffee – Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 10


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4 Comments

  • Reply Matt C Reynolds 02/02/2011 at 9:24 am

    Looks good!
    You’ve got some great photos in there.

    Cheers,
    – Matt

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  • Reply Michael 02/02/2011 at 4:52 pm

    That Winter Espresso sounds delicious. I think my next holiday might have to be in Stockholm!

  • Reply Adam shepard 10/01/2011 at 1:35 pm

    went to Drop coffee, fantastic place, quality product, great atmosphere and sensational suburb where Drop is located

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