andreapiccolo Senior Member Joined: 2 Sep 2007 Posts: 1 Location: Vancouver Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Sep 2, 2007, 8:37pm Subject: Re: Coming Home to Coffee in Poland, The Cafe Stage
Beata - great article! I love road-trip stories, especially when the journey through a city or country includes a look at coffee culture. Thanks for including the history behind the cafes and cities... nice work!
Posted Wed Sep 12, 2007, 8:42am Subject: Re: Coming Home to Coffee in Poland, The Cafe Stage
In Warszawskie Stare Miasto there is a kawiarnia called "Pozegnanie z Afrike" or "Out of Africa".
The decor is fabulous, they even had a replica of the Hungarian single boiler 1960ies machine that almost amputated my aunt's finger when it exploded d/t to OP valve failure (but hey, in commie times a lot of things did that) , along with a lot of coffee memorabilia.
They sell "roasted" coffee, likely a few weeks old, as the Tschibo brand you buy at Geant makes a better crema on a Philips machine.
The "espresso" is also blonde and lacking in crema, but it has caffeine in it :)
Sorry, really, one has to go to Napoli and a few other places around EU to savor coffee.
If you are home roasting and HX agnostic, that may be the best coffee you had.
Love Poland, very nice people, had a great time. The deserts are fabulous and no severely obese Wal-Mart fatties around either :)
derailed Senior Member Joined: 23 Jul 2004 Posts: 49 Location: UK Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: gaggia classic Grinder: innova i mini Roaster: heat gun dog bowl
Posted Fri Sep 21, 2007, 4:44pm Subject: Re: Coming Home to Coffee in Poland, The Cafe Stage
I lived in Krakow for almost 5 years. I roast my own coffee and have an imported Innova grinder. I have to say that the coffee scene is growing. Someone mentioned a cafe called Out of Africa- the reason the creme lacked was that they don't use freshly grounded coffee. Besides that its a sweet little cafe. There is a place on Bradzska street that has awesome lattes but I forgot the name. Also, you can go to a roaster on Karmalicka street 17 or 19. Its nice to hear about Krakow :) Awesome article!
Posted Sun Dec 30, 2007, 7:36pm Subject: Re: Coming Home to Coffee in Poland, The Cafe Stage
I visited Warsaw and Krakow this past September. Stumbling on "Pozegnanie z Afrike" in Krakow (then in Warsaw) was a happy surprise! Great atmosphere and after running out of the coffee I brought, I was happy to have a good pot!
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