If coffee is a religion, Zurich’s COFFEE (Grüngasse 4) is a house of worship and owner Thomas Leuenberger a high-priest.

His motto “Make Coffee Great Again” sounds somewhat familiar but in this case, something I would definitely vote for.

So typical of many chain cafés today: the frontal aromatic assault of spices, infusions, and other ingredients, which in my opinion, don’t even belong in coffee. Not to mention ridiculously long product names and combinations, which a Texan cattle auctioneer would have trouble rambling off. The kind of place where they sell coffee in SLURPEE cup size. But to each his own.

COFFEE is a purist’s dream and the menu board supports this: four articles to choose from.
Count them, 1-2-3-4! Espresso and filter coffee. Two types of each. C’est tout!

When Thomas – a 5-star chef with years of experience in some of Switzerland’s best kitchens – decided to put his career in the kitchen on-hold, for what he calls “time to re-generate and get inspired all over again”, he decided he wanted to make Zurich’s best coffee. And he’s been at it since September 2016.

COFFEE’S philosophy is very simple:
– Single-lot coffees (no blends)
– Only the best international coffee beans available
– 100% Arabica
– Slow roast at low temperatures

Never have I experienced so many nuances and variety of aromas in a coffee cup (tasted pure: no sugar, no milk). On the palate: fruity elegance, balance, bright flavours, crisp, and pleasant.

In the beginning the fruitiness was somewhat of an acquired taste but after the 2nd and 3rd sip I literally had to keep going back to taste and re-taste. Truly an experience.

COFFEE, definitely one reason to get up in the morning.

Contact information:

Grüngasse 4
8004 Zurich
Opening Hours:

MO-FR 8.00 – 18.00
SA 9.00 – 17.00
Closed on Sundays

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