In Paris, a ‘caféothèque’ for learning to appreciate coffee
A rare and precious item in the past, coffee has become a popular commodity nowadays. In Paris, opposite Notre Dame, there is a new kind of temple, la Caféothèque. In this boutique salon, you can learn how to savour the drink of kings.
Having a coffee is an everyday affair these days, and we rarely pay attention to its origin or quality by taking the time to savour it. For lovers of the drink and those who want to know more, la Caféothèque offers and a unique, complete experience in the world of coffee.
The brainchild of coffee sommelier Gloria Montenegro, this unique venue stands out from typical cafés thanks to its roasting area and coffee-ology school which offers barista training. In the salon, visitors can enjoy a rich cultural programme which includes artwork, music recitals and also themed evenings.
People come to la Caféothèque to discover the key stages of the production process and traditional roasting methods, or to embark upon a journey of the senses by tasting great coffee vintages from the four corners of the earth: Brazil, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, the Congo…
There is something for everyone: those who wish to may also order hot chocolate or tea… and there are a lot of fans! Proof of the success of the idea came with the tenth birthday of la Caféothèque, which has also expanded its premises.
52 Rue de l’Hôtel de ville