Lapplandsporten - small and genuinely close to nature
“It is important that it tastes the same every time. Coffee is our livelihood and with respect for our customers they should always be satisfied.”
On Budha’s t-shirt is to read:
”I am not a white guy but I am on White Guide”.
Budha is originally from Bali and is a DJ as a profession.
It was also in Bali that Budha found his love in Katarina.
“It started with a simple business which consisted in sending CDs, because at the time the music was not as accessible as today,” says Katarina.
In 1996, Budha moved to Riksgränsen where Katarina was employed as a seasonal worker. There they stayed until 2001 when they moved to Lycksele.
– In 2004 we opened a lunch restaurant that we drove for almost 10 years.
It was a tough industry, in big premises, and the customer flow in a small town is not like in a big city.
Budha had been thinking for a long time about having his own coffee roastery. And with it would come a genuine and cozy cafe where every customer would be close.
– The turn of the year 2013/2014 took place and we sold Indo Café.
On Sweden’s national day 2014 the doors of Budhas Kafferosteri opened.
The little café that appeared in the White Guide in 2016, which is a big deal, became a dream come true.
“Now we enjoy every day we go to work,” says Budha. Low cost, minimalist but genuine and very local. Each bag of ground coffee is personally signed and is also our quality stamp. Should you drink our coffee you should never be disappointed, he says.
During the time I have stayed in the cafe, people have come and gone. I took the time to listen, to see the process, to get the feeling of the genuineness. My cappuccino, not one that I can choose quickly on a coffee machine but a real and well-made one, was the beginning of my taste experience. The decoration gave the eye what it wanted to see and the taste got everything and a little bit more. I did not have to wait for the coffee to cool down, it was at the right temperature right away. When half the cup was drunk, Budha came to my table. He said “Stir in the cup, taste now”. A new taste and a creamier consistency appeared. Before I left the cafe I had tasted more products, seen coffee painted, decorated, squeezed, served and a little bit more. I marvel at the passion and thank Budha and Katarina for teaching me.
Coffee can definitely be a religion.
Yes, I’m actually already conviced.
Text: Marino Carlsson
Translation: Floriane Colonnier