SPEAKERS & DJ's

DJ Nikolucky

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DJ Nikolucky

The festival's resident DJ Nikolucky plays atmospheric music from around the world on Friday and Sunday: few styles and directions for selections are loungy Balearic downtempo, Asian fusion melodies, African rhythms, tropical Caribbean and all things Latin America. Sound which is guaranteed to bring out all the aromas from coffee, tea, ice cream and chocolate experiences enjoyed at the Cable Factory!

Friday April 21 & Sunday April 23

DJ Nikolucky will spin vinyls at festival on Friday from 10AM to 2PM and Sunday from 10AM to 12PM and 4PM to 6PM.

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bubble butt radio - DJ Milja

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bubble butt radio - DJ Milja

bubble butt radio is a dj-duo that was founded when Ida Radio started in Helsinki a few years ago. On Friday afternoon you can hear DJ Milja's music from dance hall to house and everything in between. Upbeat music from every corner of the world!

Friday April 21

DJ Milja will spin vinyls at festival on Friday from 2PM to 6PM.

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DJ Galactic Mace

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Galactic Maze

DJ Galactic Mace takes listeners from vintage disco to tropical dance floor music. At the event on Saturday, led by Mace, music of coffee countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Brazil and Colombia will be heard.

Saturday April 22

DJ Galactic Maze will spin vinyls at festival on Saturday from 2PM to 6PM.

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DJ Sampsa Vilhunen

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DJ Sampsa Vilhunen

As in coffee, also in music, the right origin and exceptional quality is the thing. Among other things, Must Have! DJ Sampsa Vilhunen, known from the club and his radio show, gathers an incredible selection of Brasilian, Latin and Southeast Asian music from his original vinyl collection for Sunday afternoon, which is looking for its kind in the whole Northern Europe.

Sunday April 23

DJ Sampsa Vilhunen will spin vinyls at festival on Sunday from 12PM to 4PM.

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DJ Victoria

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DJ Victoria

Victoria is a DJ and selector who likes to operate with a range of different styles and moods mixed together depending on time and place. At the festival she will play a warm and bubbly music selection fitting to a relaxed Saturday with Brazilian flavors and more.

Catch her playing around Helsinki and hosting a monthly radio show at IDA Helsinki called Vibrant Existence.

Saturday April 22

DJ Victoria will spin vinyls at festival on Friday from 10AM to 2PM.

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Aatu Raitala

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Aatu Raitala

Stand-up comedian Aatu Raitala has performed in all Finnish stand-up clubs and festivals, and he runs his own monthly club at Mascot in Helsinki. Aatu is currently touring comedy clubs with his stand-up solo show called Vastuullinen Hunsvotti. Aatu drinks a cup of coffee before every gig.

Roastery pitch

Aatu will participate in Saturday's April 22 roastery pitch at 3PM. Roastery pitch is part of the roastery of the year competition. Each roastery has 1 minute time to pitch why they are the roastery of the year.

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Alexandre Figueiredo

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Alexandre Figueiredo

Alexandre Figueiredo is Co-Founder at Unroasted, a Green Coffee Importer, supporting small and medium roasters in Europe. Brazilian, from a Family of producers, Alexandre is a Q-Grader and has developed cooperation with growers from all parts of Brazil.

Fun facts about Brazilian coffee

Alexandre will tell fun facts about Brazilian coffee on Sunday April 23 at 13:30.

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Aleksi Kuusijärvi

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Aleksi Kuusijärvi

Owner of Good Life Coffee and Kahvila Sävy. Brewers Cup Finnish champion.

Small roasteries in Finland

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Anna Hanski

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Anna Hanski

Anna Hanski is a singer-actress, whose songs are familiar to Finns over the decades. In addition to her performances, Anna works as a radio host on Radio Nostalgia and runs her own summer restaurant, where coffee plays an important role, and even in her everyday life, in Anna's mind, the last thing in the evening is the morning coffee. :)

Paahtimopitchaus

Roastery pitch is part of the roastery of the year competition. Each roastery has 1 minute time to pitch why they are the roastery of the year.

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Anna Vänskä

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Anna Vänskä

Category Sourcing Manager for Green Coffee at Paulig

Anna is responsible for the green coffee sourcing category at Paulig and currently in charge of sourcing from Brazil. She is a certified Q-Grader and part of the blending team at Paulig, in charge of creating new flavorful blends for the consumers. Anna has also lived and worked in the coffee origins in South- and Central America and East Africa.

Professional day

Anna is attending the professional day's discussion April 21

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Anna Willberg

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Anna Willberg

Marketing Lead, Wilfa Finland

Anna is a marketing multi-talent who breathes brands, whose passion is to create significant brand-related, memorable & emotional encounters through storytelling. The role of coffee is significant in Anna's life – it ensures that the day starts on the right track, acts as an assistant in the running of everyday life during peak years, and crowns one's own time (when there is any). Anna likes to open-mindedly try different coffees, and she often takes local coffee with her when traveling to enjoy at home.

Decaf coffee of the year

Anna is one of the judges for the decaffeinated coffee of the year competition. The coffee competition will take place on Wednesday 19.4. and the winners will be announced at the event on Friday 21.4. at 10:30AM.

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Daniele Alkmin

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Daniele Alkmin Carvalho Mohallem

5th-generation coffee producer: family in the world of coffee since 1892.

Graduated in Business Administration at FACAMP - Campinas.

MBA from FGV-SP in Strategic People Management.

Specialist in Coffees, Q-Grader, coffee lover and passionate about people.

CEO of Agrorigem – The Coffee ID.

Co-Founder and representative of the group Empreendedoras do Café de Santa Rita do Sapucaí - MG (Women Coffee Entrepreneurs of Santa Rita do Sapucaí).

Women in Brazilian coffee

Discussion on April 22 at 13:30.

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Joel Marttala

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Joel Marttala

Kahwe's master roaster and manager with a culinary background has worked with coffee since 2011 as a barista and roaster. The power that started Kahwe 2017 is driven by a suitable perfectionism to find the right roasting profiles. Favorite coffee: Light fruit bomb made with Chemex. Joel sometimes balances the rather hectic daily life as a roaster by spending time in nature, baking and being involved in reserve activities.​​

Small roasteries in Finland

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Joonas Markkanen

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Joonas Markkanen

Joonas Markkanen is one of the owners of Lahti-based Kahiwa Coffee Roasters and a head roaster.

Small roasteries in Finland

Joonas is participating in a panel discussion Small roasteries in Finland now and how the future looks like on Sunday April 23 at 12-12.30 PM.

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Juhani Merimaa

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Juhani Merimaa

Espresso of the year

Juhani is one of the judges for the espresso, black, green and flavored tea of the year competitions. The competition will take place on 21.4. during the event and the winners will be announced by 6PM at the event.

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Lais Faleiros

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Laís is a lawyer with post-grad specialization in international business management. She is also a coffee producer and partner at Eldorado Specialty Coffee and works as a trader at Cocapil.

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Kaisa Kokkonen

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Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa is the barista of the year (2019) and a coffee trainer, who mostly trains Kaffa Roastery's cafe and restaurant customers in making good coffee. In addition to these, Kaisa organizes Kaffa's open and popular trainings for anyone who wants to. Kaisa has been working at Kaffa for a little over five years. Kaisa likes to drink espresso or black filter coffee. Sometimes in the morning cappuccino with oat milk. Espresso is Kaisa's favorite because it is so difficult to get it just right. Ideally, Kaisa would always drink coffee that is floral, mild and sweet citrus, usually Ethiopian. Kaisa is quite particular about what she thinks is good coffee, but she does drink a variety of coffees because she likes to taste what different roasters have to offer.

Better coffee and tea for restaurants and cafes

Kaisa will participate in Friday's professional day on April 21 at 12:45 for the discussion How to offer better coffee or tea in a restaurant.

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Laura Haimila

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Laura Haimila

Laura Haimila is a Helsinki-based journalist, presenter and social media influencer who strives for equality.

Photo: Janita Autio

Roastery pitch

Laura will participate in Saturday's April 22 roastery pitch at 3PM. Roastery pitch is part of the roastery of the year competition. Each roastery has 1 minute time to pitch why they are the roastery of the year.

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Lauri Pipinen

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Lauri Pipinen

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Laura Kietäväinen

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Laura Kietäväinen

Taste Expert at Paulig PRO

Laura is responsible of coffee training at Paulig PRO, she mainly trains customers in food service. Laura is a barista and coffee-enthusiast who loves sharing her knowledge about coffee for others.

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Linda Stenman-Langhoff

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Linda Stenman-Langhoff

Linda is Sekel Bar & Restaurant's caterer, decorator, sommelier and beverage expert. She is known for her strong grip and interest in organic products and pure natural flavors. Linda has over 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry in Finland, Norway and Spain.

Espresso and tea of the year

Linda is one of the judges of espresso and black, green and flavoured tea of the year.

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Krister Häll

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Krister Håll

CEO of The Good Guys kombucha brewing company and author of the book "Kombucha - all about making and lots of recipes". An avid fermenter and wonderer of living life.

Kombucha panel

Krister will participate in the kombucha discussion on Friday, April 21 at 16:15, Saturday 22.4. at 17:15 and on Sunday 23.4. at 14:15.

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Mariaana Nelimarkka

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Mariaana Nelimarkka

Food journalist Mariaana Nelimarkka is known as a beer and cider expert. A revelation follows: at least as much as beer, he loves tea. Tea is the most popular drink in the world, and also the most important liquid in Mariaana's life. The day doesn't start without mint tea, and the machine doesn't stay running without a new pot of tea every now and then.

Tea of the year

Mariaana is one of the judges of black, green and spiced tea pf the yearcompetition, the winners will be announced on Friday 21.4. at 10:30AM.

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Matias Merikukka

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Matti Merikukka

Matias is a coffee professional who has worked in the customer service and specialty coffee industry for over ten years. Currently, he runs a company in the coffee event industry (Viva La Coffee - barista aid and events) and works as Procoffee's head barista.

Filter coffee, decaf coffee and kombucha of the year

Matias is one of the judges of filter coffee, decaf coffee and kombucha of the year competition.
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Najara Sena de Carvalho

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Najara Sena de Carvalho

Brazilian diplomat living in Helsinki for one year and a half. Passionate about taking a “cafezinho” while watching life pass by through her window in wintertime.

Fun facts about Brazilian coffee

In discussion on April 23 at 13:30

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Niko Olkkonen

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Niko Olkkonen

Niko has more than 20 years of experience in the field of home technology and he has worked closely with high-quality coffee equipment for more than 8 years. In his own choices, Niko invests in quality, durability and aesthetics, regardless of the product or service. The desire for adventure, the desire to try new things and see new places make Niko also a curious experimenter when it comes to coffee, and there is rarely more than one bag of the same beans in his cupboard.

How to make better coffee

Niko will share tips (in Finnish) on how to make better coffee with a coffee machine on Friday 21.4. at 5PM, Saturday 22.4. and on Sunday 23.4. at 1:15PM.

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Sanna Mansikkamäki

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Sanna Mansikkamäki

Food journalist Sanna is a passionate foodie who eats for work. Sanna has worked as a food journalist for 20 years, written 6 cookbooks and was selected as the lifestyle journalist of the year in 2019.

Ice cream and chocolate of the year

Sanna is one of the ice cream, vegan ice cream, chocolate and vegan chocolate of the year competitions, the winners will be announced on Friday 21.4. at 10:30AM.

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Sasu Laukkonen

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Sasu Laukkonen

Master chef Sasu Laukkonen believes in better choices in ingredients and always invests in top quality and experience. He lives and breathes new ideas - which was one of the reasons for renewing the Michelin-starred Chef & Sommelier restaurant. Dynamite in and everything new from the scratch, thought Sasu. His restaurant Ora opened in the summer of 2017 on Huvilakatu in Helsinki and was awarded a Michelin star right from the beginning. In Sasu's opinion, coffee and tea are very interesting ingredients also in cooking, and Sasu uses them a lot, and that's why he is so interested in both of them. Sasu borrows his life motto from film director David Lynch: Negativity is the Enemy of creativity.

How to make better coffee

Sasu is one of the judges for the espresso, black, green and flavored tea of the year competitions. The competition will take place on 21.4. during the event and the winners will be announced by 6PM at the event.

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Svante Hampf

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Svante Hampf

Svante Hampf is the founder and CEO of Kaffa Roastery. Svante founded Kaffa more than 15 years ago. Kaffa's story started when Svante and his friends had a mind-blowing thought: We in Finland drink the most coffee in the world. Could we also drink the best coffee in the world? The mission of Svante and Kaffa is to change Finnish coffee culture, and this has been Kaffa's mission from the very beginning. Svante has seen over the years how the coffee world and industry has developed and changed.

Sustainability panel and small roasteries in Finland

Svante is attending sustainability panel as well as small roasteries in Finland discussions during the event.

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