What does good coffee mean to you? Is it your daily 1€ espresso straight from the coffee machine at the brasserie before work? Is it your filter coffee at your local French café using the cheapest coffee that can be found?
Personally, I want to know exactly what I am drinking. I want my cup of coffee to be a complete mind-body experience. An experience that feels right on multiple levels: coffee which is rich in flavour, fresh in ingredients and full of soul.
Enjoying 'speciality coffee' is one way that I have attained this experience. It is coffee which encompasses the entire process and ethics behind each bean, beginning with its extraction, origin, brewing, roasting process and its fair trade arrangements with unknown or small-scale coffee growers.
In Paris, a vibrant and creative city, lies Belleville Brûlerie, a roastery set up by three experienced roasters; David Flynn, Thomas Lehoux and Anselme Blayney. They have created the perfect coffee, which is the epitome of specialty coffee. Not only is the coffee fair trade and high quality, but it is locally roasted with super fresh coffee beans and sourced from small scale coffee growers in Latin America who handpick their own beans. Belleville Brûlerie’s idea is to change the future of coffee in France by promoting this locally roasted, high quality coffee and to show that coffee can be enjoyed and presented in a range of different ways.
My love for quality coffee, along with Belleville Brûlerie sparked the inspiration for this post. I encourage you to explore the exciting, new coffee culture in Paris.
Here are my top 5 for you to indulge in carefully crafted coffee, prepared with love by experienced baristas from around the world.
Be good to yourself, drink good coffee.
1. Fondation Café
Where: 16 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003, Paris
When: Mon – Sun 8am – 6pm
What: Flat white & a slice of their homemade cake of the day
2. 10 Belles
Where: 10 Rue de la Grange aux Belles, 75010, Paris
When: Mon-Fri 8am – 6pm/ Sat & Sun 9am – 7pm
What: Allonge cafe & a sandwich herbivore (if you pick the right day!)
Where: 73 Rue D’Aboukir, 75002, Paris
When: Mon- Sat 8am – 2am
What: Flat white and their fruit and museli breakfast
Where: 174 Rue de la Roquette, 75011, Paris
When: Tue – Fri 8:30am – midnight/ Sat – 10am – midnight/ Sun 11am – 6pm
What: Café filtre & the figue and almond granola
5. KB CaféShop (Kooka Boora)
Where: 53 Avenue Trudaine, 75009, Paris
When: Mon – Fri 7:30am -6:30pm/ Sat & Sun 9am – 6:30pm
What: Cappucino & the organic KB home made granola
LISA ELIAS is devoted to traveling, passionate about food and infatuated with people. She spends her time exploring the world, sharing her passions with others and socialising in and around Paris. As an ambassador for a social media platform in sharing experiences, she is always in the know of the latest trends and is currently building her social network in Paris. Follow her here: www.instagram.com/lisajelias