Episode 15: When your world-leading coffee consumption is a sham

Joel Willans, captain of Very Finnish Problems, investigates the extraordinary hot beverage habits of his adopted country. Lari Salomaa, from Swedish artisanal coffee and tea brewery Johan & Nyström, joins to spill the beans on the nuances of Nordic caffeine madness, with the help of his book on the subject. Co-host Thomas Nybergh breaks his dystopian entertainment cycle with recommendations of a classic Finnish pop album and an actually uplifting podcast.

Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi

Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media


Lari Salomaa's book on changes in the coffee industry (in Finnish, for now): https://like.fi/kirjat/kahvivallankumous/

Joel’s new book - More Very Finnish Problems: https://www.gummerus.fi/fi/kirja/9789512407507/101-very-finnish-problems/

Differences between coffee strains from around the world: https://driftaway.coffee/coffee-from-around-the-world/

Thatcher the Milk Snatcher’s effect on British schools: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/apr/15/margaret-thatcher-education-legacy-gove

Lari's podcast recommendation - Cappuzine, on coffee (in Finnish): https://soundcloud.com/cappuzine

The impact of Marcos Croce and family on the coffee industry: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/apr/15/margaret-thatcher-education-legacy-gove

Joel’s recommendation: The European Parliament on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/europeanparliament/

Joel’s second recommendation: vote in the European election. Really: https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/european-elections_en

Thomas’ podcast recommendation - Nocturne, stories exploring modern life’s relation to the night, with the most soothing narration ever: https://nocturnepodcast.org/the-blue-time/

Thomas’ Finnish music pick: “Lähtisitkö”, a classic song from Pave Maijanen‘s exquisite, glossy-sounding 1984 album Maijanen
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/6RNwbzHDMOcaWHyv8285L5
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/fi/album/l%C3%A4htisitk%C3%B6/713756755?i=713756816
About Pave Maijanen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pave_Maijanen