16.6.2014 at 10:35
News channel

How about a cup of coffee at your gate, delivered by bicycle?

Gate Roastery brings you freshly brewed coffee directly to your gate while you wait for your flight. The coffee will be delivered by a Finnish-made Pelago bicycle.

Having a cup of coffee is the most Finnish thing you can do at Helsinki Airport. The keenest coffee-drinkers in the world, the Finns drink an astounding 5.7 cups of coffee per day, on average. That’s more than twice as much as in Belgium, Canada or France. Having a nice cup of coffee is a very Finnish thing and an essential part of nearly all everyday activities. So why not have a cup, while you wait for your flight?

As a part of the TravelLab project, Finavia is bringing this invigorating Finnish ritual to Helsinki Airport passengers, directly to the gate. In Gate Roastery, Finnish quality coffee from Helsinki-based Kaffa Roastery is brought to passengers waiting for their flights at the gate area. They will have the opportunity to buy a freshly brewed cup or a souvenir of Kaffa products to be enjoyed at home.

Our TravelLab technicians will be zooming around the airport with sleek and classy Finnish-made Pelago bicycles.

Apart from enjoying a refreshing cup of coffee, the participants will get to share their opinions on the service. Gate Roastery is a part of Finavia’s innovative TravelLab project, which brings prototypes of possible new services for the passengers to test.

Gate Roastery will be operating on selected dates in June:

  • 13.6. from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • 17.6. from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • 18.6. from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • 20.6. from 6 am to 8 am

TravelLab: airport yoga and selfies

Read next

Match Made in HEL: Designer Heikki Salonen’s Guide to Helsinki

One of the seven Match Made in HEL designers, Heikki Salonen from Finland, draws his inspiration from the urban and natural landscapes of Helsinki.

Match Made in HEL: Designer Bora Aksu’s Guide to London

London-based fashion designer Bora Aksu finds inspiration in stories and by discovering places with an interesting history.

Match Made in HEL: Designer Shangguan Zhe’s Guide to Shanghai

Designer Shangguan Zhe recommends getting to know both sides of Shanghai: the old and the modern.

Finavia supports the upcoming Finnish fashion designers

Finavia and Finnair donated a prize at Näytös 16, the annual student fashion show by the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, to Maija Mero. The winner was chosen by the...