Das Coffee Experiment

Good coffee is hard to make. And I’m not talking about the difficulty of drawing a swan on your latte 😉  I’m talking about a cup of coffee that you drink black, no sugar, no milk, and yet it’s the best tasting coffee you ever had. Last month I attended an “Alternative Coffee Making” workshop…

Café Pestka – Best New Coffee in Town

When it comes to coffee there are plenty of places in Wrocław to get your standard run of the mill cup of joe to go. Café Pestka is not one of them. The name is catchy and quite original though when translated into English it does mean “Café Bean” which sounds fairly similar to The Coffee…

Girl Scout Cookies

I was really surprised today by a buddy and a former boss of mine, none other than Mr. Phil Lee himself. It began a few days ago with a post office summons to pick up a package. I didn’t order anything nor was I expecting any mail so I figured it must have been something…

Merry Christmas

Finally it’s here. The time of the year every kid loves and every adult want’s to be over and done with as soon as possible. Christmas in Poland is a tricky business. Poland is the second most stressed out country in Europe when it comes to Christmas cheer, somehow the Czech’s have us beaten. What…

Another Starbucks in Wrocław

Another Starbucks is about to open shop in Wrocław, this time it’s going to be inside the Magnolia Park shopping mall. I’m not much of a mall rat myself but I wonder if there will be more locations to follow within other shopping malls around the city; there are at least 3 other malls just…

Coffee Heaven

Android powered phone, green tea, a coffee shop with free wifi, and I am no longer bored while waiting for someone running late. Awesome! On the other hand perhaps it’s a bit ironic to drink tea at a place called Coffee Heaven…

2nd Starbucks in Wrocław

While taking a walk on a rainy Sunday afternoon, we noticed that a new Starbucks location will soon be opened in the center square of Wrocław. You really couldn’t ask for a better location to sell overpriced coffee. I’m assuming it’s aimed at tourists that simply follow the brand they already know, as there are…

Pigwa – Quince

Until this past weekend I didn’t know what quince was, I didn’t even know the word quince but I’m sure my scrabble game will benefit from this one day. Known as pigwa in Poland (pronounced peegva), it turns out I had a whole tree of it growing at my parent’s house. I picked 3 huge…

Two Monkeys Coffee

“Dwie Malpy Coffeeshop” (Two Monkeys) has to be the smallest coffee shop I’ve ever been to. It’s got 4 or 5 tiny tables with a nice window area and two arm chairs. Their selection of tea’s and coffee’s however far outnumbers their square footage. It’s very conveniently located right between the city square and one…

Coffee

The new fad that’s taking Poland by storm is the espresso machine. It seems a regular coffee maker, even a cone filter one, is not good enough anymore. I’ve counted 45 different models in a local store ranging in price from $300 to $2,000 dollars. I don’t remember that good of a selection in any…