One of the best places in the city to find good coffee is Vandekerckhove, a family business founded in 1854. They have some nice house blends, and Mélange Rimbaud is definitely one to try out; it contains beans from Colombia, Kenya and Ethiopia. If you’re an experienced coffee lover or you just want a challenge, try a coffee from Ethiopia, for me it’s the best.
Louis knows how to perfectly roast the coffee to get the best flavor out of the beans. If you’re at home enjoying the coffee you bought at Vandekerckhove, try to listen to it. Chances are you’ll hear the music he plays on his guitar every time he is roasting coffee.
Pyjamas, the most comfortable outfit for coffee, isn’t something I wear in public. So I need the black gold at home and to just buy my coffee there, but a couple of months now this place is also a coffee bar. The perfectly made cappuccino and inspiring cozy interior can keep me there for hours. Also the huge tea collection is worth the visit.
Oh and if the face on the logo seems familiar, that’s Rimbaud, the French writer, born in the year Vandekerckhove was founded. Later on he moved to Ethiopia to start his own coffee plantation. Can’t be a coincidence that I like Ethiopian coffee the most.