On our trip through Vienna, finding cafes that offer pour over coffee was a bit of a struggle. One of the we found in theis city full of old school coffee houses: Caffècouture.
The cafe is located quite central in Vienna, and is right in the middle of a beautiful little mall, the Palais Ferstel Passage. It is also near the completely overcrowded Cafe Central. A must-see on the sightseeing list, but maybe not so much on the coffee enthusiast’s list.
Caffècouture is a relatively small cafe, but including some seating outside (inside the mall itself), has plenty space. Retired La Marzoccos serve as coffee tables – a nice detail.
Our pour-over was prepared as it should be. Filter and dripper were properly rinsed to erase residual taste and also heat it up. The beans were given plenty time to bloom and release all CO2, and the pour itself was calm and focused, as well as assisted by a scale.
The result was a cup of Chelekele that was fresh and crisp, but most of all full of black tea notes.
Caffècouture is a place worth stopping by, and definitely a great alternative to standing in line for an hour at the old coffee houses.