Coffee-Guide Zürich

Coffee-Guide Zurich · Guide to Zürich · created over 3 years ago

Here you find places where you drink above average espressi in Zürich. For more detailed descriptions of the places (in german only) go to http://coffeeguidezurich.wordpress.com

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    Espresso at Bovelli in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Henauer "Fazenda Dona Nenem" (Brasil) and others -Machine: Dalla Corte Evolution -This extremly central location near famous Bahnhofstrasse has just been taken over by the people behind coffeebar "Grande". Three coffees are on offer and the well trained baristas pull great shots. Definitely the place to go when shopping in the area.

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    Coffee at Central in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Stoll "Fazenda Nossa Senhora" (Brasil) -Machine: Bialetti Moka Pot -Probably the only place in Zurich that serves coffee out of the popular stovetop moka pots known from home use. As this was developed in collaboration with the former Swiss barista champion, you can expect more than stale italian coffee. Well worth a try!

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    Espresso at Visitor in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Stoll "Amaro Gayo" (Ethiopia) -Machine: LaMarzocco Linea PB -Primary a surfer style themed clothing store. But they have an espresso machine that spits out some of the finer coffee available these days in Zurich. Well worth becoming a "visitor"!

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    Espresso at Dinghy in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Black&Blaze "India Delight" (Eastern Ghats, India) -Machine: LaMarzocco GB/5 -Slightly off the beaten track in the banking district of Zürich, but with outside seating right by the creek "Schanzengraben", this bar serves a single-origin espresso from super ethical beans. The beans are grown after biodynamic agriculture principles, and the local community profits from various financial benefits. Oh, and they taste pretty good too.

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    Filter Coffee at Benzin & Koffein in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Gipfelstürmer "Changaimina" (Ecuador) -Machine: Chemex -This place serves coffee and sells bike accessories, and is still one of the very few places in town that offers filter coffee. This one is very neutral tasting with a hint of bergamot as it cools down.

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    Cold Brew Coffee at St.Adelhof in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Coffee Circle "Yirgacheffe" (Ethiopia) -Small food outlet with sandwiches and toasts that sells cold brew in bottles. Great for on the go or at home!

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    Filter Coffee at Bear Brothers & Cow in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: The Barn "Kochere" (Ethiopia) -Machine: Hario V60 -The first true third wave coffee shop in Zürich which does only one thing but does it well: coffee. Espresso, Filter, Coldbrew, you name it, and you'll be satisfied.

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    Espresso at Bear Brothers & Cow in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Bonanza Coffee Roastesr "Bonanza Naturals" -Machine: La Marzocco Strada EP -The first true third wave coffee shop in Zürich which does only one thing but does it well: coffee. Espresso, Filter, Coldbrew, you name it, and you'll be satisfied.

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    Espresso at Chez Toi - Bar à Crêpes & Take Away in Zurich, ZH

    -Beans: Kaffeepur "Custom Blend" -Machine: Dalla Corte Evolution -Formerly a Finnish café frequented by Zurich's in-crowd, now a crêpe bar with good espresso if you like it dark and strong.

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    Espresso at Kleine Freiheit in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Black&Blaze "Premium Blend" -Machine: Franke LaSpaziale S9 -What used to be a small park with hardly ever used benches now hosts a pop-up bar over the summer months which is said to stay some years. The Espresso is way better than anyone would expect in such a setting!

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    Espresso at Conditorei Péclard im Schober Zürich in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: FreshCoffee "Selection No.1" -Machine: Dalla Corte Evolution -Very traditional café with a long history and known for pastry which finally upped its coffee-game

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    Espresso at Babu's Bakery & Coffeehouse in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Badilatti Kaffeeklatsch Davos House Espresso -Machine: Brasilia Opus Sublima -Nice place that has something to offer for every time of the day (besides late nights), including a noteworthy coffee selection that will especially satisfy lovers of milk-creations. The espresso is well extracted and rounds off the experience.

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    Espresso at H. + B. Schwarzenbach, TeeCafé in Zürich District, ZH

    -Beans: Self roasted -Machine: Dalla Corte Evolution -Above average espresso, but here you'll also get single-origins like Jamaica Blue Mountain, all freshly roasted in one of Zürich's oldest roasteries.

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    Espresso at Café Noir in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Self roasted -Machine: Dalla Corte Evolution -Neighborhood type of café with the perfect and freshly roasted espresso and single-origins as "espresso of the month"

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    Espresso at Henrici AG in Zürich District, ZH

    -Beans: Rast "Barista Espresso" -Machine: Dalla Corte Evolution -Constantly good quality, probably the place to go in Zürich if you're serious about coffee and want choice (not the Starbucks type of choice...).

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    Espresso at Grande in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Single-Origin from Boyaca (Columbia) -Machine: La Marzocco GB/5 -This place reopened under new owners and is a must for coffee lovers in the area. probably the first place in town that serves a single-origin as their standard espresso drink. thumbs up!

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    Espresso at Café Lang in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Blaser Café -Machine: La Marzocco GB/5 -New venue that replaced the popular 'El Greco' held in a Vienna Coffeehouse style. Espressos are served in appropriate sizes in the brownish cups you may know from the 'La Stanza'

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    Espresso at tibits im NZZ bistro in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Moka Efti Miscela F & Sublime -Machine: LaCimbali M39 Dosatron GT -This vegetarian restaurant offers a smooth and relatively mild espresso that should please the masses. Meat eaters are welcome, too, of course.

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    Espresso at Palmhof in Zürich, ZH

    Beans: Rast Barista Espresso & Wiener, plus a changing single-origin from changing roasters -Machine: Rancilio -Close to the University of Zurich, probably the best espresso in the neighborhood. In addition, the young staff provides a refreshing eating experience.

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    Espresso at Kafi Dihei in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Henauer Azzurro - Machine: LaCimbali M39 Dosatron -"Dihei" means "at home" in Swiss German, and this is how you are supposed to feel in there. Don't mind the fact that wooden furniture is not as comfortable as your couch at home, but enjoy an above-average coffee and from what it looks like delicious meal.

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    Espresso at Plüsch in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Henauer Bacio d'Amore -Machine: Faema E92 Elite -This place just got a makeover and added some new toys for making espresso, but the quality of the extraction still needs some improvement. Judge for yourself.

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    Espresso at Oh La La in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Rast Barista Espresso & Yirga Cheffe, Stoll Espresso do Brasil -Machine: Dalla Corte Evolution -This so called "gourmet" take away and bar surprises with a nice selection of coffees and well pulled shots. Definitely worth a stop while shopping at the Sihlcity mall.

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    Espresso at Restaurant Bar Si o No in Zurich, ZH

    -Beans: Rast Milano & Wiener -Machine: Euro2000 Firenze -Coffeebar with dark interior, crazy floor patterns, and a decent italian style espresso. Expect a strong but not bitter brew.

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    Espresso at Restaurant Gleis 9 in Zürich District

    -Beans: Kaffeepur Black Power & Assemblage No.5 -Machine: La Cimbali M29 Selectron -In my opinion, the roastery offers some of the finest beans in town and this is only one of two places that serve it. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the baristas that work in this place, but the espresso still turns our quite decent.

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    Espresso at Sport Bar Cafeteria in Zürich, Zürich

    -Beans: Henauer Tosca -Machine: La Marzocco Strada EP -Not much of a SPORT bar, but the more of a coffee bar! Here you can see a very futuristic coffeemachine in action and the brew is worth the trip as well.

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    Espresso at Tisch Bank Stuhl in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Caffè Carlito "Brasil" -Machine: Faema E61 -Actually a furniture store, but twice a week (Tue & Fri morning) they turn on their nostalgic espressomachine. Right next to the foodmarket that takes place simultaneously, which makes it an interesting stop.

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    Espresso at Miyuko in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Café Noir "Espresso" -Machine: Dalla Corte Evolution -This place offers an above average coffee, a special selection of teas and homemade sweets, such as maccarons, little chocolates and cakes. Their concept is a mix of Japanese and French influences, well combined in a small and cozy atmosphere.

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    Espresso at Sphères GmbH in Zürich District, ZH

    -Beans: Italian Roast & Special Blend by Schwarzenbach -Machine: La Cimbali M32 Dosatron -Coffeebar with its own little bookshop. One of the few good espressi in the area (besides for example in the viadukt), if you're lucky enough to have it prepared by one of the better baristi.

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    Espresso at Le Puy in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Le Puy Espresso by Kaffeepur -Machine: La Pavoni -This cute french style bistro offers an espresso that will blow your mind quite literally, because the high gourmet-robusta content of the blend makes it pretty strong. It's one of those hate it or love it things, but if you don't like the coffee, you'll definitely like something from their big cheese selection.

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    Espresso at Z am Park in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Café Noir "Espresso" -Machine: Dalla Corte Evolution -This bean/machine combo is almost bound to satisfy coffee lovers, given the barista does his or her job properly, and on my visit they sure did!

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    Espresso at Dini Mueter in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Moka Efti "Sublime" -Machine: Dalla Corte Evolution -The name of the bar means "your mom", not because they want to offend you, but because you should feel comfortable like at home with your mom. The espresso is prepared with care, but for my taste a bit on the weak side.

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    Espresso at Bistro Bar da Ciro in Zürich District, ZH

    -Beans: Pavin Caffe "Super Swiss" -Machine: Elektra Modern Maxi T-S -Also often high rated in espresso tests, it is above average, but cannot quite compete with the best. If you're in the area, why not?

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    Espresso at Café Schurter in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Hemmi & Baur "Italia Uno" -Machine: La Cimbali M39 Dosatron -Nice little café with an average espresso, almost next to a Starbucks, which honestly makes me think twice about which door to take...

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    Espresso at Bar 3000 in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Quarta Caffe "Superiore" -Machine: La Cimbali M29 Basic -Not really a coffee place, but lots of people seem to like Quarta Caffe. Has been voted among the best espressi in the city before, but average for my taste.

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    Espresso at Saltinbocca Panini and Espresso Bar in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Regenwaldkaffee "Espresso 2.0" -Machine: Faema E61 -Well hidden bar in the Markthalle of the Viadukt. Coffee is imported from Berlin, Germany, but quite recommendable.

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    Espresso at Belcafe AG in Zürich District, ZH

    -Beans: Illycafe Napoli -Machine: La Cimbali M39 Dosatron -Located at a public transportation hotspot, accordingly crowded at rush hour. Yet much better than your average "train station joint"!

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    Espresso at Bar Restaurant Markthalle in Zürich, ZH

    -Beans: Cafe Noir "Espresso" -Machine: Dalla Corte DC Pro -Here the espresso is served in a little glass. Looks nice, but a bit awkward to hold because the glass gets hot. The machine/bean combo is the same as in the "Kafi Für Dich", and of best quality.

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    Espresso at Piadina-Bar in Zürich District, ZH

    -Beans: Hausbrandt -Machine: Faema E61 -Here espresso is not the primary item of sale, and not always prepared very carefully, yet it was surprisingly good.

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    Espresso at Bar Infinito in Zürich District, ZH

    -Beans: Lucaffé, Segafredo, Caffè Molinari, Musetti, Tricaffè and Caffè Mokarabia -Machine: Dalla Corte Evolution -Italian style espresso bar with a selection of different brands and of above average quality, but rather dull clientele

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    Espresso at Bäckerei Caredda GmbH in Zürich District, ZH

    -Beans: Houseblend of unknown origin -Machine: S.V. Italia SAB Standard Elettronica E96 -THE italian bakery in Zürich, but also quite the espresso!

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    Espresso at Ambrosi AG in Zürich District, ZH

    -Beans: Cafe L'Exclusive "Espresso" -Machine: Elektra Belle Epoque P1 -The ambience and the machine are almost nicer than the actual espresso, but it's still above average and a nice place to stop if nearby.

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    Espresso at Cakefriends AG in Zürich

    -Beans: Rast "Barista Espresso" -Machine: Dalla Corte Evolution -Not only the cakes, but also the espresso is good here, same bean/machine combo as in the "Henrici"

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    Espresso at Kaffeepur AG in Zürich District, Switzerland

    -Beans: Self roasted -Machine: Dalla Corte Mini -Not an actual café but the store of a roaster. You can try the currently promoted espresso for a very small charge and chat with one of the experts in the field while doing so. Best single-origins in Zürich!

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    Espresso at Kafi und Pension "fürDich" in Zürich District, Switzerland

    -Beans: Cafe Noir "Espresso" -Machine: Dalla Corte DC Pro -Roomy place where people like to work on their laptops, the espresso is very good because it is a) from a local roastery, and b) because they have one of the most advanced and nicest espresso machines out there!

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    Espresso at Bar La Stanza in Zürich District, ZH

    -Beans: Blaser -Machine: Faema E61 -Italian style espresso-bar with a mindblowing espresso, if you're into sweet-sour flavor profiles

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