Barista blogger Karin Stenbäck
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Karin Stenbäck

Helsinki

Seeing people very passionate about coffee and everything related to it made me want to be part of that family too.

Hi, my name is Karin, I live in Helsinki, Finland, and work as a training specialist at Paulig Barista Institute. Coffee has been a crucial part of my mornings for a long time now, but what made me want to do this for a living was my year working in Australia where the coffee culture is huge and growing all the time. Seeing people very passionate about coffee and everything related to it made me want to be part of that family too.

I find it very inspiring when you see the joy in people’s eyes after they made their perhaps first perfect espresso that tastes amazing or first latte art that’s simply beautiful. Or just the fact that you meet people who are honestly as excited as you are about coffee. My dream is to open my very own small café one day in Helsinki. 

Fun fact: Breakfast (for example Eggs Benedict) is my favourite meal of the day and I would eat it for lunch and dinner too if I could.

Coffee superpower: I’ve worked in lots of different bars during my life and for that reason mixing coffee and alcohol is very interesting to me as it gives coffee a totally new perspective.

Favorite coffee destination: Besides coffee, travelling is my other huge passion. For several years my dream has been to visit South America, so my favorite destination would be Colombia or Brazil.