The assortment of pantry staples and selected artisan foods include Fair Trade and certified organic specialty coffee, teas and infusions, Sicilian extra-virgin olive oil and organic balsamic vinegar from Modena. Our cafsé also utilizes a selection of products from our Homeware department.
Our organic, hand-picked loose-leaf teas are developed with Stockholm-based coffee roaster and tea trader Johan & Nyström. The green tea is grown in the mountainous Lào Cai province of north-western Vietnam, and has has a fresh, mild and slightly nutty flavour with subtle notes of apricot. The Earl Grey is a single-origin black tea from Nelliyampathy in the Kerala region of southwest India, flavoured with cold-pressed organic bergamot oil and natural limequat. Harvested in Bosnia-Herzegovina, a region with a long tradition of making tea from herbs and flowers, the fragrant linden blossom infusion offers a subtle, honey-like flavour with a hint of citrus.
Type Olive oil
Produced for ARKET by Azienda Agricola 'Dora’ in Villarosa, Sicily, our extra-virgin olive oil is made solely from native Sicilian olives – mainly Biancolilla, with notes of Moresca and Nocellara Etnea – all hand-harvested at the perfect stage of maturity.
The Dora farm is owned and managed by Vincenza Ferrara and her family. The farm grows and presses its own olives, which minimises the time between harvest and extraction and enables the farm to control every stage of the cycle, from tree to bottle.
The hilly zones of central Sicily have a temperate microclimate and Dora farm’s olive grove is on a gentle slope with little shade, exposing each tree to a high level of sunlight. The clay soil is rich in nutrients and part of a preserved ecosystem where olive, almond, apple and citrus trees as well as many species of wild plants grow. Together with the right quantities of rainfall throughout the year, this provides the ideal conditions for olives.
head chef Martin Berg
Created by chef Martin Berg, one of the early proponents of the New Nordic food movement, ARKET café is based on the approach to traditional foods, healthy ingredients and ethical production that was formulated in the New Nordic Food Manifesto (2004). One of the main goals of the manifesto is to work in close dialogue with local producers, and to innovate and improve the overall quality of our food; another to combine the best from Nordic cuisine with impulses from abroad, and to create new applications for traditional products. By developing a menu of simple everyday recipes, ARKET’s mission is to democratise foods and tastes previously associated mainly with fine dining.