Category Archives: Coffee Tour / Kaffetur

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

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 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 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.

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Kaffetur 27 / Coffee Tour #27: Playground Coffee, Hamburg Germany

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,

Just Coffee

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