Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility. – Sheik-Abd-al-Kadir, In Praise of Coffee (1587)
So, I have been looking for coffee shops in Luxembourg that actually care about where the beans come from. Where barristas can advise you on which coffee would be best for you and where you can choose special preparations. These are my favourites:
Knopes Artisan Torréfacteur
The Knopes coffee shops, both in Luxembourg city, are part of a family business created in 1936. This is where I bought my first book about coffee and participated in my first coffee tasting. The tasting was very interesting and held in English. I enjoy the atmosphere in both of their shops as you can “feel” the dedication to coffee and, more importantly, to sustainability and fair trade. You can also learn more about the coffees you can buy in their Webshop.
Golden Bean The Coffee Experience
There are two Golden Bean shops, one in Luxembourg City and one in Esch/Belval. Actually, the interior design alone is worth a visit. Both of them are very cozy and inviting, and (thanks to the free Wifi, I guess) usually filled with people working on laptops, reading books or groups chatting in many different languages (in my opinion one of the best things in Luxembourg). The baristas are friendly and very motivated to explain about all things coffee. My favourite special preparation I usually order is the French Press. Make sure to ask the barista which of their coffees is best suited for your taste. 🙂
A coffee shop in Esch/Alzette which serves coffee produced “100% made in Luxembourg”. Check out their great website or social media profiles for more information.
Sure, there are many other great places to get coffee in Luxembourg. These are my favourites because they actually seem to care about where their coffee comes from. They are coffee roasters and have direct relationships with the farmers. So I think in terms of “green” or “local” coffee, this is as good as it gets.
If you know about any other coffee shops that would fit this description, please feel free to let me know in the comments. 🙂
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