Good Life Coffee
One of the best parts of visiting Good Life Coffee is the café’s success at creating an approachable space. The café is comfortable, inviting and unassuming. While finding a seat can be a challenge during busy times, the quality coffee and thoughtful snacks make it worth the effort.
The owner Lauri Pipinen opened the doors of Good Life Coffee back in 2012 with the goal of creating a space where people could come together over the topic of coffee. He was inspired by the original Good Life Café located in Los Angeles, CA, which operated in the early 1990’s as a place for rap artists to come together for their craft. Having been influenced by rap music in his personal life, naming the café after his inspiration was an easy choice.
Barista Oskari has worked at Good Life Coffee for about a year now and credits the cafe’s uniqueness to its laid-back vibe. He even described work as “feeling like I am in my own living room, and I hope that energy flows out [to others].”
A good mix of locals and tourists frequent the shop creating the perfect space to engage in a friendly conversation.
It is here of all the cafes in Helsinki we chose to enjoy a Coffee & Tonic, this time featuring Good Life Coffee’s Ethiopian roast. We also tried a filter coffee featuring their own Kainamui from Kenya.