The Coast Coffee - Visit Helgeland (2024)

At the coffee roastery The Coast Coffee at Lovund, the lively coastal culture and urban coffee culture meet at their best. Here you can enjoy an exquisite cup of coffee in what is the island’s own coffee bar and roastery, with a great atmosphere by the sea.

The Coast Coffee - Visit Helgeland (1)Oleksii Virych / The Coast Coffee

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The Coast Coffee is operated by Oleksii Virych, who was captivated by the Helgeland coast in 2017 and moved here from Ukraine. With him, he brought a passion for genuinely good coffee, which he roasts and serves at what has become a coffee bar and roastery as good as any.

The coffee is made only with “specialty coffee,” meaning beans of the highest quality, which Oleksii loves to discover and refine. The result is coffee of the utmost quality, which you can enjoy in the coffee bar that combines both urban coffee culture and Lovund’s lively, maritime coastal culture. Here, you can sit and enjoy the coffee, the atmosphere, and the beautiful view of the vast ocean outside the windows.

At the coffee bar and on The Coast Coffee’s websites, you can also purchase both coffee and equipment to brew your own coffee. This way, you can take the delicious taste of The Coast Coffee, Lovund, and the Helgeland coast with you, no matter where in the world you go.

The Coast Coffee - Visit Helgeland (2) Oleksii Virych / The Coast Coffee

Opening hours

The coffee bar’s opening hours varies throughout the year. Contact The Coffee Coast, or check their facebook page for updated opening hours.

What is ‘specialty coffee’?

From the page about Specialty coffee on Wikipedia:

“Specialty coffee is a term for the highest grade of coffee available, typically relating to the entire supply chain, using single origin or single estate coffee. The term was first used in 1974 by Erna Knutsen in an issue of Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. Knutsen used specialty coffee to describe beans of the best flavor which are produced in special micro-climates.

The widely accepted definition of specialty coffee is coffee scoring 80 points or above on the 100-point scale used on the Specialty Coffee Association Cupping form. Specialty coffee is grown in special and ideal climates, and is distinct in taste due to its complete flavor image in the cup, and due to few or no defects. The unique smells and coffees are a result of special characteristics and the complexity of the soil where the coffee is produced. At the same time, growing specialty coffee is a piece of craftsmanship.

Specialty coffee is high-quality coffee and is only available on a very limited market. In Norway, the specialty coffee industry stands out from the industrial part of the sector. The small independent coffee roasters in Norway generally only purchase specialty coffee by sourcing green coffee beans. These are roasted in the roastery and mostly sold without being blended with other coffee varieties.»

How to travel here

The Coast Coffee is situated on the island of Lovund, about a 5 minute walk from Lovund Hotel, and a 15 minute walk from the ferry-and express boat dock.

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Contribute to sustainable tourism

Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!

Please:

  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise. Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

Lovund

The raw and authentic nature, combined with a modern and forward-thinking community, has made Lovund a vibrant island that is well worth a visit.

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