CPH Coffee tour
The first thing I did before going to Copenhagen was to look up the best coffee spots on Yelp. It’s fair to say that I’m a coffee fan. I didn’t have the time to visit all of them but here are my favorites so far.
My Tour started at Democratic Coffee Bar. It’s located in the public library. From the first second I stepped into the place I loved the interior. A combination between wood, white and black. Love it. The interior can really make or break a coffee place. But the scandinavians know this very well, and let’s be honest they know what good interior design is.
One of the other things that caught my eye was the logo of Democratic Coffee Bar. After talking with Oliver, the owner and former marketeer, I understood his idea for the place. Everything that they sell here is homemade. One other thing that deserves a thumbs up.
He invited me to come and bake croissants with him on saturday morning. Of course I said yes! When I’m back in Belgium I’m going to try and make them myself. As you can see the process isn’t too hard. You need good butter, a lot of patience and strong arms.
I wish I could share the lovely smell as well, it would make any person hungry. I really liked this place, a great mixture between interior design, very good coffee and fresh pastry. My Next stop was Kent Kaffe Laboratorium.
I was fascinated by the process, it was worth the wait. They brew coffee in all different kind of ways from a V60 to a aeropress. A great place for a coffee lover. They don’t just serve another latte , they try to expand the costumer’s coffee experience.
The owner told me that they roast their own coffee as well. I noticed that there are a lot of roasters in CPH. A fact that I really like. I’m not a big fan of mass production. That’s why I’m looking into the whole Direct Trade within the coffee business. Something that keeps popping up in all the roasters.
I passed my last hours in CPH at Coffee Collective in Frederiksberg. This is where they roast their own coffee. I’m going to contact them for a Q&A because the owners were busy when I was there. But I really liked their business. They just released a great book and also work with Direct Trade.
What I liked a lot was the menu. They explained the flavors of the coffee and suggested the best brewing method to get the best result. And I have to admit that it was one fine cup of coffee.
Just look at the colour. It had a very fruity taste. Every time I took a sip while it was cooling down, I discovered a new flavour to the coffee. Next to me the Coffee Collective crew was tasting coffee to suggest a roast for a new variety of beans they ordered. It was very fascinating to see.
One thing is for sure. Copenhagen has a lot of great coffee places and I am sure I will discover many more when I go back. What a great city. I’ve still got some lunch and dinner tips ready for you guys. So stay posted!
1175 Kopenhagen K
Nørre Farimagsgade 70
1364 Kopenhagen K
Godthaabsvej 34 B
Talk to you soon.
Ps: I just came back from Stockholm and boy oh boy I found some nice spots over there ;-)