Drop Coffee is my favorite coffee bar in Stockholm. This pretty little venue in the district of Södermalm is situated close to the public square Mariatorget and the subway station with the same name. I love to start my day here with a smörgås (open-faced sandwich) and perfectly brewed Kalita coffee from these award-winning baristas. At Drop Coffee, they roast their own coffee, and as part of the third wave of coffee, they work closely with every coffee producer to ensure the quality of the beans and working conditions at the farms. The roasting profile is light to medium, which ensures that the terroir of each origin’s coffee beans is evident in the final product.
I’m always looking for a favorite coffee hang out when I’m in a new city. In Oslo, it’s Tim Wendelboe and Supreme Roastworks (I can’t decide between the two) and in Copenhagen, it’s the Coffee Collective in Jægersborggade, but also Democratic Coffee Bar. Drop Coffee easily gets the first place in Stockholm’s capital. The first thing that made me fall in love with Drop Coffee was actually their package design – the grey and perfectly rectangular boxes. I rarely travel to Stockholm without a visit to this store, and I seldom leave without a batch of freshly roasted coffee beans in my luggage.
The place is owned by Joanna Alm and Stephen Leighton, and they have a team of trained baristas to ensure that the quality of each cup is consistent over time. Alm has won the Swedish Roasters Championship twice and has got the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in the World Roasters Championship. Impressive! Head out to Söder if you find yourself in Stockholm, and experience what real coffee tastes like.
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