It’s back! We know it’s been a while – a really long time, actually – but we finally have a new installment of the coffee tour. And it’s a good one!
(See more on our sister blog To Be Told)… Continue reading KAFFETUR 33 / COFFEE TOUR #33: INDEPENDENT GROUNDS CAFE, WOODSTOCK, GA (USA)
The purpose of our trip was to visit friends. It really was. Which means no planned coffee shop visits.
Well, technically I didn’t plan any.
But then again, whenever I travel, I mark a couple of locations on my favorite offline map app – you know… just in case! Continue reading Kaffetur 32 / Coffee Tour #32: Nømad, Barcelona (Catalonia~Spain)
My tastes have changed quite a bit over the past four or five years, and particularly when it comes to coffee. I think living in Scandinavia will do that to you. The light roasted goodness from a small batch Nordic roaster is unique and, in a word, amazing. Continue reading Kaffetur 31 / Coffee Tour #31: Faro, Rome (Italy)
When traveling, you can’t let the weather slow you down.
It’s one thing to say that, but we found ourselves having to put this theory into practice on our recent trip to Gdansk. Continue reading Kaffetur 30 / Coffee Tour #30: Drukarnia, Gdansk (Poland)
It has one of the longest and most unusual names of any shop we have visited so far. But Crooked Nose & Coffee Stories (hereinafter CNACS) turned out to be a lot more than a funny name in a quaint little Lithuanian neighborhood. Continue reading Kaffetur 29 / Coffee Tour #29: Crooked Nose & Coffee Stories, Vilnius (Lithuania)
A discount airline with a big sale to a country we’d never visited, taking with us nothing but a backpack and very few expectations.
Sometimes that’s the best way to approach travel, and maybe other things in life as well. Minimal plans and minimal expectations often result in maximum surprise.
And last week’s quick visit to Vilnius (Lithuania) definitely surprised us, in a very, very good way. Continue reading Kaffetur 28 / Coffee Tour #28: Coffee Inn Roasters, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Last summer, we had an afternoon layover in Amsterdam, so we took the train into the city for a few hours. And we popped into Urban Outfitters. Not for the reason that most might visit it, but because we happened to see something about coffee. Continue reading Coffee Art
One of the perks of living here is being relatively close to the world-famous coffee roaster, Tim Wendelboe (read about him HERE). Anytime we make it to Oslo, we try to stop by Tim’s shop for a pour over or an espresso, and a couple of bags of beans to take with.
One of the perks of living in Norway, Sweden, or Denmark is that you can sign up for Tim’s coffee subscription program. Monthly shipments of their freshest beans, sent directly to your door.
Continue reading Coffee of the Month
This week’s coffee tour is a bit of a throw-back.
While Zack was visiting friend in Germany last year, he had the chance to pop into Playground Coffee.
Playground is housed inside Otto’s Burgers, a very popular spot for burgers, and weekend brunch.
As it turned out on his visit, Otto’s had recently endured a fire. As such, the windows clearly explained,
Then again, coffee was exactly what Zack was looking for.
Playground’s set-up is no-frills. A quality third wave coffee shop with some playful splashes of color and chalkboard design thrown in. After all, you gotta find a bit of vintage style when you find yourself with prime real estate in a university neighborhood.
The barista behind the counter was from Australia. He had vast experience and really knew his stuff.
Zack thoroughly enjoyed his pour over.
Playground’s coffee packaging is almost as enjoyable as its coffee. Be sure to check it out on their website.
Learn more about Playground by visiting