About Drop Coffee

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Welcome to Drop Coffee Roasters! We’re a forward-thinking, independent specialty coffee roastery and café based in Stockholm, Sweden. 

At Drop Coffee, we’re committed to carefully sourcing and producing the highest quality coffee on the planet. We focus on the best of the best – coffees we truly love and have acquired from experts we trust, admire and know personally.

We firmly believe that our roasts can only be as good as the raw beans we source, and that full transparency in coffee trade and business practices is essential to the long-term viability of the entire industry. As such we regularly visit all of the producers we work with abroad and, by tirelessly seeking out the choicest beans and distributing risk evenly across the entire supply chain, we proudly pay several times more than the commodity price for all the coffee we purchase.

We only roast to order, in small batches of 8-16 kg, as this not only ensures freshness, but also zero waste. We pay detailed attention to sweetness, clarity and vibrancy so every coffee’s distinct origin and individual personality shines through. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to the meticulous standards we set for ourselves in sustainability, flavour, and craftsmanship. For us, every drop counts.

 

BACKGROUND

Drop Coffee was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2009 as a coffee bar near Mariatorget focused on serving tasty coffee. A year later, we started roasting on a 1kg roaster in the back of our shop. In 2012, we made the leap to a 25kg Diedrich roaster and moved production into a dedicated facility to begin supplying wholesale customers. In 2013, Drop Coffee became the official supplier of Kalita brewing equipment in Sweden, and we’ve been brewing together ever since.

In 2018, we relocated our roastery to Rosersberg, just north of Stockholm, where we currently operate as a certified organic roaster. Our coffee bar remains in its original location, although it has gradually expanded in size to accommodate our growing customer base.

Today, Joanna Alm and Stephen Leighton are co-owners of Drop Coffee and run the company with help from a small but mighty team of skilled roasters and baristas. Joanna is a three-time Swedish Coffee Roasting Champion who has repeatedly ranked among the top three roasters in the world. She also authored the book Manifest För Bättre Kaffe (Manifest for Better Coffee). 

 

RAW COFFEE & SUSTAINABILITY 

It all begins with the coffee growers. This is why we only purchase fully transparent coffee from single farms and cooperatives that we’ve personally visited. With help of a sustainability attorney, we have created detailed internal criteria to guide us through the entire buying process and ensure fair practices for all involved. We primarily focus on the origin countries of Bolivia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Kenya, as we find their quality standards to be most aligned with ours.

At home in Sweden, Drop Coffee is a proud member of the national trade union HRF. Our roasting facility is certified organic and almost all of the ingredients we use in our café are locally produced on a small scale and are organic whenever possible.

In 2021, we published our first annual sustainability report, something we’re very proud of and intend to continue doing yearly to help keep us and those we work with accountable. We welcome you to have a look.

 

FLAVOUR & ROASTING PROFILE

Our ideal cup is clean and bright, with the varietal’s origin and personality at front and centre. To achieve this, we stick to a light to medium roast profile, tailored to bring forth as much of the bean’s natural acidity and sweetness as possible. Some coffees will inherently taste acidic and juicy, while others will feel more creamy and chocolatey. Regardless, we always roast for utmost clarity, consistency and maximum flavour, making all our coffees equally exceptional for every brewing method.

 

RECOGNITION

Part of our work is to attend coffee competitions, where we get to put our knowledge and skills to the test in real time. Joanna has represented Drop at the World Coffee Roasting Championship, placing 2nd (2015), 3rd (2014), and 4th (2016). Since 2009, members of our team have also won several titles including: 

Swedish Gastronomy Award (2019, 2021)

Swedish Roaster Championship (2014, 2015, 2018)

Swedish Barista Championship (2011, 2013, 2015, 2018)

Swedish Latte Art Championship (2013, 2014)

Swedish Brewers Championship (2013, 2014)

 

WHERE TO FIND US

Retail
Online: Our webshop is open 24/7 and we ship worldwide.
In Person: Our café in Stockholm is located at Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 10, near Mariatorget, and is open daily. We can also be found at our many wholesale partners throughout the world.

Wholesale
For pricing and other inquiries, please email us at info@dropcoffee.se. We roast to order on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We ship throughout the world and also offer local delivery.

 

ARTICLES & REVIEWS

Enjoy Travel - 50 Best Coffee Shops in Europe 2024

Roastful - Top 100 Specialty Coffee Roasters of 2024

Financial Times - The best independent coffee shops in the world 2023

Drop Coffee - Elle Japan 2022

Three Questions with Joanna Alm of Drop Coffee - Roast Magazine - 2022 

Morgonstudion - Sveriges Television 2021 - Kaffetrender med Joanna Alm

Meny - Sveriges Radio. Så får du godare bryggkaffe 2020

Dala-Demokraten - Joanna Alm Sveriges bästa kafferostare 

Svenska gastronomipriset 2019

Gear Patrol

Sprudgie Award 2013

Sprudge article 2013

Svenska Dagbladet

Dagens Nyheter

Dagens Industri

Terbodore Coffee

Daily Coffee News

White Guide 2018

White Guide 2015

White Guide 2014

Stockholm Direkt

CRG Camp

Canyon Coffee

Tamper Tantrum

Sveriges Radio

 

 

Find out more

Our roastery is located in Rosersbergs Industrial Area, a five-minute drive from Rosersberg train station. We have been roasting all our coffee on our turquoise 25 kilos Diedrich, since 2013.