What is BEDST?
BEDST is an online store and coffee pop up that shares our favourite coffees from Scandinavian countries.
We fell in love with coffees from this region after wanting to explore roast styles that were different to predominant styles in Australia. This quickly led us to Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, where we found the light roast coffee that we fell in love with.
During this time, we noticed that bags of coffee from this region will often list a 'best before' date rather than a roast date. In Danish this is 'bedst før', which is where we got the idea for the name.
Since starting BEDST we have found companies from other parts of the world who roast coffees in a similar way. You might see these roasters pop up on our store from time-to-time, but rest assured the coffees will be just as light and just as delicious!
Why Nordic (and Nordic-style) Coffee?
This style of roasting to us best presents flavours of origin, varietal and processing methods. They last well for up to 3 months after a roast date, often presenting their best flavours after at least 4 weeks. We wanted to celebrate these bright and clean light roast coffees, and help encourage coffee that's been rested.
What's with the roast dates?
We aim to put coffees online as quickly as possible once we receive them from roasters. Coffees typically take 7 to 10 days to arrive to us once shipped, and we then cup, photograph and write copy (among other things!) before we are able to pop them on the website.
As mentioned above, we love that Nordic-style coffee lasts well for up to 3 months after roast, so don't stress about those roast dates!
Who are you?
BEDST is run by James Perry (@jamesperrycoffee) and Laura Doherty out of Canberra, ACT. James is a longtime coffee professional and Laura loves organising things, which makes them a dream team when it comes to selling coffee.
When's the next pop up?
Whenever (depending on the ongoing COVID-19 situation)! If you're interested in hosting a Nordic Coffee pop up in your cafe or store, send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
For anything else, just reach out on our Instagram @bedstcoffee or via email email@example.com