Bucharest is a hub of evolved specialty coffee shops for quite along. It attracts a lot of coffee enthusiasts around the world to experience their coffee scene. Not to mention, it is one of the most significant parts of the European coffee scene. If you are traveling to Bucharest, here are the following best coffee brands you must try.
Origo was opened in 2013 where it was the first specialty coffee shop in the Bucharest coffee scene. This was the coffee company that inspired a lot of newcomers around. They roast their own coffee beans on a Loring smart coffee roasters. The brand also offers various great single-origin espresso blends. The cafe Origo has an amazing terrace with open seating systems and panoramic views of the city. More on that, the place turns into a boutique cocktail bar in the evening when the darkness falls.
Visit them: Strada Lipscani 9, București 050971, Romania.
The Dose may be a relatively small coffee shop founded by Alex Frosin and Alex Raduca. They were the former sailors who discovered the specialty coffee at their long journeys around the world. Dose founders noticed that Romania wasn’t very forward and advanced in the coffee industry as compared to other countries at that time. They offer a cold brew in the summer months which you must try.
Visit them: Calea Dorobanți 56, București, Romania.
Guido is a homegrown Romanian coffee roastery started by two people from different backgrounds. Adrian Simion, a business guru, and Floriana Vlaicu, first Romanian world finalist in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship. They aimed to provide a high-quality and transparent roastery brand with some theatrical flair. Guido also organizes public coffee cupping sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays heavily attended at the place. They are so packed that require advance booking. They offer one of the best coffee in Romania.
Visit them: Strada Mihai Eminescu 182, București 030167, Romania.
M60 seems to be very subtle about their interior or approach towards the specialty coffee. If you are all new to the scene and feel not much comfortable in grand specialty coffee environments, this is the place to begin. They believe that everyone starts from somewhere. No judgments or pressure will be exerted to you from their baristas. You can freely ask for sugar or more milk in your black gold coffee. They bring coffee at M60 from Guido where they make coffee on La Marzocco Linea Classic espresso machine along with Nuova Simonelli Mythos One Grinder.
Visit them: Strada D. I. Mendeleev 2, București 030167, Romania.
Two best friends Vlad Buda and Dan Ursan who were equally passionate about the coffee started their career in Berlin. They were earlier working for the best coffee shops of the city including Chapter One and Rostatte Berlin. It all happened before they started their own coffee shop with their own spin on it. They chose Bucharest evolved coffee scene to start their experimenting. Their approach was more like a purist, only limited to single-origin coffee for espresso and filter.
Visit them: Strada Uruguay 22, București, Romania.