Latvia is the home to the various emerging coffee roasters and cafes across the country. You will notice the cities featuring numerous cupping sessions, coffee roasting, and cafes after every few miles. The coffee scene in Latvia has embraced by the locals who are fond of specialty coffee. The culture is certainly grown over past few years and that can be proven by the numbers of independent coffee roasters and micro coffee roasteries opening up around the country. If you are traveling to Latvia, there is so many coffee shops to explore but here are a few places where you should stop by first.
Andrito Coffee Roastery
The place is all about coffee. The cafe focus on finding the perfect coffee for everyone. For that, they pay attention to every detail from coffee selections to grinding. The cafe focuses on maintaining quality and choosing the right grinding process. Also, Andrito Coffee has wide selections in coffee, brewing tools, seminars, and classes for training. You can buy their products and equipment on their sites as well.
Visit them: Mūkusalas iela 73, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1004, Latvia.
The cafe ‘s name is inspired by a dried coffee fruit pulp. However here you get more than just pulp tea brewing. Cascara offers variations in the preparation method for coffee. They have all kinds of pour-overs, espressos, traditional ibrik, Aeropress, vacuum siphon, etc. They have a small team who is knowledgeable and eager to share their experiences. Here you get Blazercafe, its a coffee roasted from Switzerland. But you are free to explore!
Visit them: Baznīcas iela 13, Centra Rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia.
Everything here is inspired by the 60s and 70S, even their magazines and board games. The cafe carries a little bit of bohemian style and serving for more than 40 years. The place is a combination of history with a great bar. The bar is opened by the young devoted people inspired by Soviet buffets. The place is calm and soothing, perfect to spend some time away from the city’s craziness.
Visit them: Stabu iela 32, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1011, Latvia.
Rocket Bean Roastery
Rocket bean roastery is one of the famous specialty cafes in Latvia and also the reason behind the trend spreads so fast. The cafe offers an open roastery along with an espresso bar. Here you get customized La Marzocco Strada, various brewing options like V60, Chemex and Aeropress brews. The cafe also includes its own laboratory and training center. With coffee, they combine delicious food as well.
Visit them: Dzirnavu iela 39, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia.
Mute offers everything starting from amazing food, snacks, cocktails to coffee. The name of the cafe means Mouth in Latvian, an entry point of flavor sensations. Mute is filled with natural lights, greenery, and minimalistic interior design approach. At mute, the professional is supervise the coffee and its only one place where you find this setting. They source their roasted coffee from the Rocket bean roastery.
Visit them: Tērbatas iela 63, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1001, Latvia.
The cafe means Ray of light in Latvian, it’s a coffee and micro-roastery center in Riga. They offer onsite roastery along with cakes, coffees, and other baked sweets. They sell espressos and filters. If you are here then don’t forget to try their delicious food too. The cafe serves smoothie bowls, porridge, sweet toasts omelets, and toast as well.
Visit them: Aleksandra Čaka iela 41, Centra Rajons, Rīga, LV-1011, Latvia.