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Coffee & Coworking Lounge Tessinerplatz, Zurich

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My personal highlight: Make new friends while exploring the full spectrum of specialty coffee

A place that was really missing in Zurich! Located at 2 minutes from Bahnhof Enge in a spaceful and bright spot where sitting outside is possible, too: Welcome to Coworking Lounge at Tessinerplatz 7 !

What makes this spot one of my new favorite working spaces?

Nikos is a skilled and experienced barista that explains me all details about the world of specialty coffee. How much do you know about the complexity of preparing a coffee ? How does it get that perfect temperature and the milk and coffee balance is at the point your palate is getting the pleasure he wants?

Being able to pick up on the flavour profile of a coffee doesn’t just look impressive, it also heightens your enjoyment!

At Tessiner co-working lounge I have my spot to work, enjoy a delicious coffee or fresh brewed tea and home made vegan cakes. Get more on the co-working facilities here.

Opening hours Coffee Bar‍: Monday – Friday 07:00 – 19:00
Coworking Hosted Hours: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:00

Address: Coworking Lounge Tessinerplatz, Tessinerplatz 7, 8002 Zürich

In the mood to discover other coffee places in Zurich? Check my guide!

www.tessinerplatz.ch

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Grande Café Zurich

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My personal highlight: Can clattering dishes support creativity? Yes, but only combined with delicious specialty coffee and a lovely smiling staff

Grande Café bar is the spot you find me when I decide to work out of home. I have a perfect functioning WIFI and best specialty coffee from the roast BEANS served with love and a glass of water! Grande is located practically 2 minutes from Central at the Limmat river.

It’s the first address to choose when you are heading to the city centre and don’t want to be disappointed when it comes to coffee or cocktails or good mood atmosphere.

My favorite non alcoholic drink is their homemade Milonade made of lemon juice lovely decorated with mint leafs and fresh fruits!

The interior is simple and stylish, same the music that comes out of the loudspeaker. Other members of the family are: LE RAYMONDBOVELLI and DANTE.

Address: Limmatquai 118, 8001 Zurich, Kreis 1

Opening hours: MON-WED 07:30-00:00 -THU 07:30-01:00 FRI 07:30-02:00, SAT 9:00-02:00, SUN 10:00-19:00

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www.grande-zurich.ch

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ApoTheke Lunch & Coffee

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My personal highlight: 5 minutes walk from my home and I am at a cozy place where I dive into my writing and loose everything around me. It’s the music and the calm vibes that give me the creative boost here.

At ApoTheke Coffee shop, located at Zürichbergstrasse 17,  Zürich, you get quality coffee from the local brand called Mirò, some of you may know them from their coffee truck based at ETH Polyterasse. Their blends originate from fair trade farmers in Honduras, El Salvador or Brasil that produce organic coffee only. I like the chocolate tasty roast.

Find home made cakes or  a selection of brunch dishes served at Saturdays. The place is close to the university so sometime it’s quite busy for lunch. Get easy snacks as sandwiches, home made soups or salads.

Why I dive into my writing here

The ambience is cozy and stylish, bit vintage. . The place is frequented for apéro time, too.
They have a good wine selection that pairs well with their burgers on the menu. Their playlist is inspiring. That is why I love to stay for a while and dive into my writing.

The place is owned by four friends: Nadine Ledermann, Silvana Spillmann, Simon Dejung und Till Spillmann. The name ApoTheke derives from the fact that a pharmacy (German word for Apotheke) was situated in the house at Zürichbergstrasse years ago before they restructured the location.

 

 

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www.apotheke-zh.ch

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Dive into a new coffee experience

Bros Bean Beats

Why I love blogging for food & coffee in Zurich?

We are surrounded by a dynamic world of culinary offers. All of this international people and expatriates living here bring a great influence and trends to our city. It is absolutely inspiring. I have the feeling that every moment either online or offline I am getting in contact with new coffee and food places.
It’s like Alice in wonderland. By talking to people I find out, that we all get more and more sensitive to really good quality food or coffee. Consumers want to know more about where the products come from. It goes even further; we love to have the knowledge of preparing all of this at home, too.

Bean Bros & Beats introduce me a bit to the topic filter coffee

My first reaction as an Italian is skeptical, since I like coffee dark and strong. But I admit, after tasting this coffee at their coffee place I feel completely taken into this new coffee culture. I love the idea to have 2 coffees a day, a flat white in the morning and a filter coffee in the afternoon.

What is a real good filter coffee and what a flat white?

Two complete different coffee experiences! A flat white consists of a double shot espresso and has micro foam on it. It comes in a smaller glass (1.8 dl) to make the taste more intense; it can be more nutty in the taste. Here I refer to the Fifty Fifty blend used at Bros Beans & Beats, roasted by Henauer. There are blends that have a taste of chocolate, too. A different machine is used to brew the coffee.

Filter coffee has an other preparation procedure. Coffee is brewed with water, using the right temperature it draws out fantastic flavors and aromas. A real coffee pleasure for your tongue. It is more aromatic and pure, if I may say it this way. The coffee fromvertical coffee” that Bros Beans & Beat prepare as filter coffee is fruity in the taste.

Let’s get bit more into filter coffee, I researched some topics for you

First: you need some equipment

  • Good quality coffee beans. Find some online here
  • Buy a French press to start. It’s a cylindrical pot with a plunger and built-in filter screen that presses hot water through ground coffee.

Find some instructions here for your perfect cup of coffee:

  • Best French press brewing guide
    or stop by at Bros Beans & Beats and get some professional advise!
  • If you like a more professional machine: go for a moccamaster, it’s about 250 CHF. This works all automatic but needs a bit of knowledge. This brand is used at Bros Beans & Beats. A valuable website to find your ideal espresso coffee machine is available here.
  • Grind your beans with a manual grinder! You smell an explosion of flavours when you grind the beans. There are two manual grinders I suggest, the commandante C40 nitro blade it is not only fancy in the look but works fantastic or the Hario Mill bit cheaper but good. Both are burr grinders, so they’ll produce a nice, consistent grind, and they’re relatively compact.
  • You need to weight your coffee, so get an electronic scale
  • For the Moccamaster you need paper filter.

Buy this equipment either on amazon or on coffeecircle.com. Get a great choice and good price ranges.

After you have your equipment get familiar with some more information on coffee preparation

  • How fine or rough should the coffee be grind?

For French press or the moccamaster you would want a coarse grind. Using a simple moka machine you go for a fine grind. Somehow, find your own grinding and play with it!

  • Some insights about the roasting of the coffee beans

Dark coffee beans display a lot of visible oils, this is typical of your dark roast and espresso roast blends. The oil simply means the beans were roasted longer than their less oily counterparts.

  • A light or dark roast for your coffee?

Darker coffees actually have less caffeine than lighter roasts. Lighter blends still contain oil, however the oils are “lighter” and are not as visible since they are contained inside. These blends are roasted for shorter periods of times giving them more caffeine. For filter coffee use light roasted beans.

  • How much coffee do you need for your cup of coffee?

About 3 tablespoons per 3dl water. But play around with how much you use in proportion to how much water you use and you’ll end up finding the perfect combination for your taste.

What else to say? Let’s start playing and explore this world of coffee together. And if all of this is just too complex, stop by at Bros Beans & Beats and order your coffee there!

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Bros Beans & Beats Coffee & Bar

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My personal highlight: Hot Zopf with Banana and peanut butter

Combining excellent coffee with creative food

Bros Beans & Beats are new in town at Gartenstrasse 24 in Kreis 4/Wiedikon. Beside having nice quality coffee they also have healthy fresh food on their menu. The specialty coffee has a chocolate and nutty flavor of their fifty fifty coffee is roasted locally by Henauer in Höri/ZH.

As a snack try the oriental tabuleh lentil sticks with a tasty zatziki or a fresh swiss ham and parmesan bread with plenty of rucola. All is prepared à la minute for you.

Filter coffee with a fruity flavor

Explore a complete new coffee culture! Try their filter coffee, it smells fruity and super delicious, a new exploration for your tongue. The filter coffee they brew is from the company verticalcoffee roasters. Forget the outdated filter coffee machines used back in the 90s. Today we talk about high class mocca machines. The one Bros Beans & Beats uses is the moccamaster.

The ambience is cozy and peaceful, they have a comfy lounge, too. In the evening the place is nice for a drink. Summer terrace is perfect spot to hang out after work for a cold coffee.

Once there I like to have a chat with the staff, they are relaxed and love to introduce you to their place with plenty of attention.

 

www.brosbeansbeats.ch

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Kafischnaps

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My personal highlight: Wipkingen Ofeneier, don’t know any other place in town that makes them like they do.

Brunch, coffee, music, b&b

This place is in a urban and much liked area of Zurich in Kreis 1o. Its interior is easy and casual. The concept of having a large table where you can join other people if you’re coming alone is great.

The must tray on their menu are the Wipkinger Ofeneier, the Müsli is delicious, too. Everything is made of fresh and local ingredients. It’s a place to go for a drink afterwork, too, you meet people from the Kreis.

Kafischnaps is a good alternative to a hotel, if you have some friends staying over. They have lovely rooms! At weekends there are also live music performances .

Give it a try! It’s located at Kornhausstrasse 57 close to Schaffhauserplatz/Wipkingen.

www.kafischnaps.ch

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