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1 February 2022 - Beata Cece

8 Products from the Überseestadt

Local Products
Reissorten von Reishunger
© Reishunger

Whether green kale, coffee or beer: we present products from the food industry that are produced in Überseestadt. The special thing: All products can be bought locally, in the supermarket or online.

1. Rice from Reishunger

In 2010, Sohrab Mohammad and Torben Buttjer started their mission for more rice diversity in Germany and founded their company Reishunger in Überseestadt. The small start-up based in Speicher XI has since grown into a company with around 80 employees. The team imports rice directly from farmers and rice mills around the world to Bremen. The online shop sells 25 different types of rice, as well as sauces, spices and accessories such as rice cookers. A look behind the scenes at Reishunger can be found here:

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2. Tea from MyCupOfTea

His first job was that of a bounty hunter: Timo-Noé Chitula was a headhunter for a recruitment agency in the IT sector before he came up with the idea of setting up his own business and founding his first company, MyCupOfTea, in Überseestadt. In the online shop, you can buy individual tea compositions - even with a dedication. The tea is mostly sold online, but you can also sometimes try it in Überseestadt: Jaya occasionally offers MyCupofTea's chai tea as an iced tea in the summer.

Tee von MyCupOfTea
MyCupOtTea: der Online-Shop für Tee © MyCupOfTea

3. High-proof spirits from Piekfeine Brände

North Germany's only premium distillery is located between Schuppen 2 and Europahafenkopf. Birgitta Schulze van Loon produces fruit brandies, fruit and nut spirits, liqueurs, bitters, single malt whisky, gin and rum in her factory. The flavours are reminiscent of Bremen's history: the range includes gin with a coffee note, tea with gin or gin with hops. The top seller is Überseebrand, a fruit brandy made from apples and pears. All products can be bought in the salesroom in Überseestadt or in the online shop.

Birgitta Rust Piekfeine Brände
Die Piekfeinen Obstbrände sind das Herz der Brennerei. © Fabian Heigel

4. Coffee from Lloyd Caffee

Lloyd Caffee is Bremen's oldest coffee roaster still roasting in the traditional way. The green coffee, made from 100 percent high-quality Arabica beans, comes from small family plantations in South America, Africa and Indonesia. In the glass coffee roastery at the Holz- und Fabrikenhafen, the beans are gently roasted by hand by master roaster Christian Ritschel. The brewed coffee or espresso is then available for purchase in the online shop or retail shop (with café) as whole beans or packaged in ground form.

Innenraum des Lloyd Caffee in der Überseestadt
Hier kann man nicht nur schöne Kaffee-Geschenke kaufen. © Lloyd Caffee GmbH

5. Gingerbread from Manke & Coldewey

A gingerbread factory in the north is exceptional - hence the special quality: the Elises are baked entirely without flour, only from almonds, nuts, marzipan and the mild North German spice mixture. In addition to the classic varieties such as Elise Original and Almond, there is the Nordsee Elise with sea buckthorn fruit, Hanseaten Elisen with chocolate pepper and also gluten-free, vegan mini Elisen gingerbread. You can get all this from October to December in the shop on Fabrikenufer or in the online shop.

Lebkuchen aus Bremen in der Manufaktur von Manke & Coldewey in der Überseestadt
Lebkuchen aus Bremen bei Manke & Coldewey © Manke & Coldewey GmbH

6. Beer from Bremer Braumanufaktur

The Bremer Braumanufaktur, based on the former Kellogg site, is very much in the old Bremen brewing tradition and is reviving it with beers from the Hopfenfänger brand. The range includes Kräusen, Schwarzbier, Indian Pale Ale, Rotbier or Helles. Together with Schüttinger Gasthausbrauerei, the team at Bremer Braumanufaktur has also developed the new Ale No. 2. A drinkable beer with a regional flavour and a slightly fruity aroma. Part of the proceeds from the sale of Ale No. 2 go to the non-profit urban gardening project Gemüsewerft, which grows the hops for the beer.

Diverse Biersorten von der Bremer Braumanufaktur
Bier von der Bremer Braumanufaktur © Bremer Braumanufaktur/Robert Stümpke Photography

7. Vegetables from Gemüsewerft

The former Kellogg company site is hardly recognisable. The Gesellschaft für integrative Beschäftigung (GiB) has created a small green oasis on the former factory car park: the Gemüsewerft. Vegetables, herbs and fruit thrive in 350 raised beds, and around 400 hop plants grow tall. During opening hours, you can buy vegetables, herbs and fruit here - from strawberries to kale. If you like, you can pull the vegetables out of the ground yourself, weigh them and then pay for them. Herbs and fruit can also be harvested directly.

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8. flour from the Rolandmühle

Rolandmühle is one of the largest flour producers in Germany. On the 15,000 square metre company premises at the Holz- und Fabrikenhafen, the employees of the Roland Mills United holding company process 360,000 tonnes of wheat and rye every year. The company has a long tradition. It is run by the sixth generation of the Erling family, which has been supplying Bremen and the region with flour for 200 years. The beautiful, imposing silo made of brick is listed as a cultural monument in Bremen's database of historical monuments.

Rolandmühle in der Überseestadt
In der Rolandmühle werden jährlich 360.000 Tonnen Weizen und Roggen zu Mehl verarbeitet. Somit spielt das Unternehmen aus der Überseestadt eine wichtige Rolle bei der Versorgung der Bevölkerung. © WFB / Pusch

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