Do you take your coffee seriously? Well, for the true coffee lovers out there, we have found the best specialty coffee roasters in Munich just for you.
By “specialty” we mean the whole cycle: from farm to cup using single origin coffee beans produced in special micro-climates. The soil from these climates gives the beans a unique flavor. As for “roasting“, this is the process which gives coffee that characteristic flavor. Some coffee drinkers are even roasting coffee at home as a hobby. You don´t have to experiment though. Why?
We went on the hunt for some truly taste worthy coffee beans and found an assortment of flavors that I hope most of you will enjoy. Here are some cool spots where you can hit PAUSE and enjoy your roast before going on with your day.
Coffee Roasters in Munich
Man versus Machine Coffee Roasters
Transforming raw coffee beans from some of the best farms into your cup of joe, Man v Machine is one of Munich´s favorite specialty roasters. With its cool vibe, knowledgeable staff and homemade selection of pastries, this is a great stop for you coffee lovers. Tea lovers, don´t despair! They also have an assortment of high-quality teas. If you don´t quite have the time to sit and enjoy, you can even take some freshly roasted beans with you to brew at home or shop online.
“We roast coffee to get it from dull to exciting.” – Man vs. Machine
Location: Müllerstraße 23
Hours: Mon – Fri 8.00 – 18.00 & Sat 9:00 – 19:00
Gang und Gäbe
Sit back and relax while savoring the perfect “cup of joe”, all in good conscious. This cozy little shop not only offers some of the best tasting coffee in Munich, but the mixed vintage decor and piped in jazz music can easily transport you to your very own happy place. Furthermore, gangundgäbe believes in a sustainable and transparent coffee trade.
“The raw coffee comes from the coffee importers Quijote Kaffee, who buy the coffee directly from the local cooperatives – without detours and middlemen. This makes it possible for farmers in the country of origin to receive a fairer price for the valuable natural product.” – gangundgäbe
Location: Kapuzinerstraße 12
Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs 8:00– 17:00 & Tues, Fri 12:00 –17:00
Have you seen the line of people waiting? I can assure you, it is worth the wait. Their special roasted selection of Arabica and Robusta beans create a coffee with no bitter aftertaste, which goes down smooth. Especially when accompanied by their amazing hand-made Florentiner´s. The staff is always having fun, even as they work non-stop.
Hours: Mon-Sat from 8:00 – 18:00
Tierras Volcanicas (CLOSED)
This wonderful coffee shop takes great pride in their product and approach to business. The specific micro-climate with fertile volcanic soil produces a unique coffee bean (100% Arabica) specific to this region. The farm is located on steep slopes at an altitude of 1300m.
The single farm, single origin concept was chosen due to the stability and eco-farming standards of Costa Rica: no chemicals, no exploitation of rainforest, fair pay and support of cooperatives; all in the name of sustainability. I´m in!
Try their Naranjo special.
Location: Blumenstraße 1 (near Viktualienmarkt) Hours: Mon – Fri from 7:30 – 21:00 & Sat from 9:00 – 21:00
Vits der Kaffee
Hours: Mon- Fri from 08:00 – 19:00 & Sat from 10:00 – 18:00
Hours: Mon-Sat from 8.30 – 17.00
In 1933 the Dallmyar coffee brand was born to Munich’s already established and famous delicatessen. Rich in history and reputation, one can experience an incredible cup of coffee, all while indulging on a delectable sweet treat. Don’t forget to purchase your favorite bean along with something extra yummy on your way out!
“The secret of the distinctive character of Dallmayr coffee lies in the green coffee.” – Dallmayr
Location: Dienerstraße 14/15
Hours: Mon-Sat from 09:30 – 19:00
One of the new kids on the block, this wonderful coffee shop is located on Munich’s east side. Opened in the Autumn of 2016, VogelMaier slow roasts specialty beans sourced only from sustainable small farms and cooperatives. With a laid-back atmosphere and Wi-Fi, this cafe is a great place to do some work or catch up on some reading. A favorite of ours in the summer, with a lovely cold brew on the rocks or a refreshing juice or soda, VogelMaier has something for everyone!
“We find that coffee tastes even better when we pay a fair price for the beans and the coffee farmers can thus finance a worthy life.” – VogelMaier
Location: Einsteinstrasse 125
Hours: Tues -Fri from 8:00 – 18:00 & Samstag from 9:00 – 14:00