Category Archives: Coffee Tour / Kaffetur

Come along with us and check out a variety of coffee shops in Europe and North America

coffee at its finest

Coming off a school break and getting back into routine can be tough. And it’s particularly tough when it comes on the tail-end of a visit from the grandparents. Continue reading coffee at its finest

KAFFETUR 33 / COFFEE TOUR #33: INDEPENDENT GROUNDS CAFE, WOODSTOCK, GA (USA)

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)

Kaffetur 32 / Coffee Tour #32: Nømad, Barcelona (Catalonia~Spain)

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)

Kaffetur 31 / Coffee Tour #31: Faro, Rome (Italy)

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)

Kaffetur 30 / Coffee Tour #30: Drukarnia, Gdansk (Poland)

p1100878When 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)

Kaffetur 29 / Coffee Tour #29: Crooked Nose & Coffee Stories, Vilnius (Lithuania)

P1090733It 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)

Kaffetur 28 / Coffee Tour #28: Coffee Inn Roasters, 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.

P1090664Sometimes 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)

Coffee Art

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

Coffee of the Month

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