The Lykke Journals
Welcome to our brew guides, recipes, projects, missions, farms, news and more. If you read or watch them all you might become somewhat of a coffee expert. Not only on how coffee is grown but also on how to best extract an espresso. You will be able to impress your guests with playful recipes and take part in the most intricate conversations about the complexity of an SL-34 bean and the way climate change is affecting the coffee industry.
All in all, there is something for everyone here. Happy reading, or watching, and may the coffee in your cup never run out. And if it does – we can fix that!
These are stories from our farmers, our projects and other coffee-related (could also be tea...) stories that we deemed important to tell you about. If there is a topic you feel you just need us to cover, hit us with a message. We got you!
JOURNAL - The Uganda Project
An interview with our co-founders Lars Pilengrim & and Johan Wellander about Lykkes Farming Odyssey (WeEffect collaboration, social and societal impact, gender equality and our partner Lunar Coffee) at the foot of Mount Rwenzori, Uganda.
JOURNAL - Coffee Processes
There are several methods used to process coffee beans, each resulting in unique flavours and characteristics. Each process contributes to the final flavour profile of the coffee, making the world of coffee processing truly fascinating and diverse. Learn about these processing techniques: Washed, honey, semi-washed, natural or carbonic maceration.
JOURNAL - The Anatomy of a Coffee Cherry
Behind every cup of aromatic coffee lies a secret marvel of nature — the coffee cherry. This small, vibrant fruit is the very essence of the coffee experience, encapsulating flavour, aroma, and complexity in every delectable sip. Let’s dive into the fascinating anatomy of a coffee cherry and uncover the hidden wonders that make it the heart and soul of our beloved beverage.
JOURNAL - Varietes
There’s a diverse range of coffee species and cultivars available globally. Each variety offers unique characteristics that contribute to the overall flavour, aroma, and experience when enjoying a cup of coffee. There are hundreds of different species identified, but there are even more to be discovered!
Mmm, yummy. Looking for recipes on Iced Lattes, Ice Tea, Midsummer love potions and Swedish ”Fat Tuesday” buns. This is the place to go. Lykke you!
RECIPE - The Espresso Butter
Comfort eating season is closing in and we're here to help you make all of your cravings come true! As you know, our favourite flavour is coffee, but DID you know that you can make so, so many amazingly scrumptious things with it? For example delicious spreads?! We sure didn't until Casey showed us how, and now we can't get enough!
RECIPE - The Coffee Milkshake
Welcome back guys, to Casey's Cooking Coffee Corner with me, Casey as you guys all know—today we are making a coffee milkshake!
RECIPE - The Midsummer Love Potion
Midsummer is Sweden’s pride and joy when it comes to holidays. It’s the perfect combination of silly dancing, meadow flowers, food, singing, and a hedonistic celebration. Either way, it’s a lovely little ceremony that inspired this refreshing love potion of an iced tea!
Brewing with Ben, if you haven't yet—look here to learn from our roastmasters and baristas on how to make the perfect coffee, be it aeoropress, simplify brewer, moccamaster, espresso or a pour-over. Here's how to become the master of coffee extraction.
BREW GUIDE - Cupping with Lykke
Coffee cupping, the age-old practice of evaluating and appreciating coffee's flavours, aroma, and nuances, is an essential technique used by professionals and enthusiasts alike. It is a sensory journey that allows coffee lovers to truly connect with the intricacies of our beloved brew – but also the universal way of grading speciality coffee.
BREW GUIDE - Moccamaster
Nothing beats the ease of use of using an automatic coffee machine, and it's how most people make their coffee happen. However, there are some helpful tricks to making even this seemingly mundane brew a whole lot better!
BREW GUIDE - Aeropress
Anytime you want perfect coffee with very little effort this is the way to go. Follow our guide for the perfect extraction.
BREW GUIDE - Espresso
Brewing consistently great espresso coffee can be very difficult but we hope that this simple guide will help you to get the best out of our espresso coffee at home.
We own our coffee farms and company together with the coffee farmers, cutting out all middle persons and making sure that nothing or no-one gets harmed when we enjoy a good cup of coffee.
OUR FARMS - Uganda
We have chosen to focus on and establish in the regions of the Rwenzori Mountain range, in the western part of the country, just next to the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
OUR FARMS - Brazil
Our endeavour lies 7 hours north of Rio de Janeiro in the mountainous regions of Caparaó and Espiritó Santo. The farms are run by families who work together, cultivating coffee by hand.
OUR FARMS - El Salvador
El Salvador, the country where Lykke first saw daylight and our whole endeavour has developed. Where our romantic idea could nurture into a business plan, ready to shake the industry.
OUR FARMS - Peru
Peru is an amazing place for coffee in terms of climate, altitude, and soil conditions, but it is quite recently that Peru got its well-deserved reputation as a great coffee-producing nation.