The specialty coffee scene in The Netherlands is growing with a fast pace breaking out of her big city limits and bringing cups of black deliciousness to the surrounding parts of town, the so called suburbs. A place where the sun always seem to shine, cars are being washed in every street and couples ride their kids around in carrier cycles while wearing matching Gaastra wind jackets. If suburbia was a religion then the city of Voorburg would definitely be its Mecca. Two shops opened up in Voorburg in the same week bringing specialty coffee an even shorter bike ride away from their citizens homes.
Located in the old center of Voorburg, Coffee Works could be one of those “bringing new life” to the neighborhood kinda stories. The city center was getting a bit dull and more and more “for sale” signs were seen in the streets. But with its new hot spot the foot traffic has drastically increased. When you walk in the shop everything seems to be already in place with coffee themed knick-knacks all over and a wooden wall giving it a laid-back vibe. It’s a place where you can crash down on one of the comfy chairs and easily forget the time. The owners haven’t been coffee geeks all their lifes but have a design and printing company giving Coffee Works a headstart branding wise. For everything they didn’t knew they weren’t shy in asking help from people which paid off in a well thought out bar and shop lay-out, and making high quality coffees from day one.
Coffee: 50/50 Ethiopia & Brazil blend roasted by Bocca on a La Marzocco Linea
* They told me the plan is to do filter coffee and a different single origin espresso every month in the near future.
CUP: Coffee Unites People
Mobiccino, who normally only makes coffee at events, opened up their own espresso bar. On a corner in a neighborhood a bit away you will find CUP, a new concept that has the ambition to open up in more of these local areas. Their dream is to supply good coffee everywhere instead of just city centers. And with this one they succeeded. With staff that already got years of coffee making experience you wont get disappointed in whatever you order. Besides coffee they have pretty big lunch menu for all your cravings. They support a local roaster called Sprso by selling their beans among other brands giving that happy neighborhood local feeling. It’s a good place for your morning routine on your way to work or might as well stay and crawl behind your laptop because the girls behind the bar are way more fun then your dull co-workers.
Coffee: Their own blend & whatever is on the second grinder on a La Marzocco Linea.
*Filter coffee coming soon