Team Finland Coffee Drinks

The team from Finland was the underdogs at the competition in 2004. Nobody knew about the team’s barista yet everybody knew that exiting things have started to happen within the coffee culture in Finland – so everybody expected fierce competition from this team.

Below you will find the recipes of the national team from Finland – how they combined the different ingredients available.

This way you can try to make them yourself…

The performance was divided into two themes – a child’s birthday party and two queens’ visit at a coffee bar (se competition elements).
For the entire performance the team used an espresso blend consisting of:

  • 50% Sumatra Cayo
  • 10% Selebas
  • 40% Mexico single origin number 6

For the queens’ theme the team from Finland made:

‘Asia espresso’

  • Espresso
  • Coconut milk
  • Marinated fruits on the side (salt, sugar, chilli)

‘Icelandic memory’

  • Espresso
  • Mustard
  • Rose pepper

Mountain grass for decoration

‘Oriental cappuccino’

Oriental flavoured cappuccino


Milk mixed with ginger, clove, nutmeg and cardamom

  • ‘Crazy bitch’
  • Cold sweetened espresso
  • Pudding
  • Fruit puree on the top
  • For decoration some zest and candy

For the child’s birthday party theme the team from Finland made:


  • Cappuccino
  • Cream biscuits (skyr, cream cheese, dark chocolate, syrup)
  • ‘Cold and sweet frappe’
  • Espresso together with a frappe base
  • Vitamin Friska
  • Rum flavoured chocolate for decoration
  • ‘Origin by Santos’
  • Santa Cruz with coconut puff
  • Strawberries
  • Mint chocolate and mint leaves
  • ‘Low fat’
  • Straight up filter coffee consisting of a blend of:
  • 70% Coop. El Esfuerzo de los Coios (Zongolica, Veracruz)
  • 30% Santa Cruz