Best Coffee in Copenhagen, Denmark


This week, Aaron’s post on FrshGrnd reminded me that I never wrote about my trip to Copenhagen back in September—more specifically my trip to The Coffee Collective. This coffee bar, tucked down a pleasant residential street in the Nørrebro district, was one of my favorite stops. It’s also close to the sprawling Assistens Cemetery that’s used more like a city park than a final resting place by local residents.

My favorite aspect of The Coffee Collective is the open design of their bar. There is no barrier or counter between the customer and the barista—everything, including a prototype of the sexy new La Marzocco Strada espresso machine, is displayed for all to see. There was a never-ending line that flowed out the door during my hour visit, but more than enough seating at the large wooden tables out front.

I started out with an AeroPress of Hacienda La Esmerelda, known by some as the best coffee in the world. The flavors were not as clear and pronounced as the cup I had at Tim Wendelboe, but still unmistakably sweet and fruity. I followed up with a really sweet, but extremely bright shot of espresso and ended with a deliciously tart cup of Kenya Gatina. The quality of the coffee, along with the relaxed atmosphere of the café and its neighborhood, make this a top destination for any coffee lover traveling to Copenhagen.

Check out FreshGrnd’s post about The Coffee Collective for more great photos of the interior and surrounding neighborhood.

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  • Reply Aaron 03/09/2011 at 7:19 am

    Too bad we didn’t get a chance to meet up, I was in Paris while you were in the area. Did you get to try any other shops in Copenhagen or Malmö?

    • Reply bwj 03/09/2011 at 9:44 am

      The only place I got to stop in Malmö was Lilla Kafferosteriet, which I really enjoyed. I loved Copenhagen, and plan on coming back soon. Aside from Coffee Collective, I also stopped by Ricco’s, Laundromat Cafe, and Sweet Treat. None of them were worth writing about in terms of coffee though. I will most likely be back again this spring. If you’re still around we should definitely have a cup.

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