Latest Buzz in the Paris Coffee Scene

Another Cut & Paste Café in the Haut Marais

Boot Café, a shoebox sized coffee shop inside of a former cobbler, opened its doors last month on 19 rue du Pont aux Choux. The newest quality coffee purveyor is one of many excellent but quite similar establishments that are selling the same coffee, beans and baked goods, all within a stone’s through from each other. Don’t get us wrong, we’re happy that Fragments, Fondation Café, The Broken ArmLoustic, and this new kid are all here, but has anyone considered opening outside of the 75003?

Belleville Beans in Bordeaux, Berlin and Online

One solution, for those who don’t live within walking distance, is to order the same beans online. Belleville Brûlerie, who supplies the aforementioned shops, is now selling coffee making equipment and beans through an online store. You can purchase 3 or 6 month subscriptions and have two bags of freshly roasted Belleville beans (ground to your specifications) shipped to your door for the low, low price of 78€. Gulp. For those who want a more personal experience, their tiny roastery is open and welcoming visitors every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For 20€, curious coffee cupping newbies are invited to a tasting each week that includes a bag of coffee to take home.

Farther afield, Belleville’s beans can also now be found outside of Paris at the newly opened Black List in Bordeaux and Companion Coffee in Berlin.

Coutume in the 10th and in Japan

Coutume celebrated their 3rd birthday by making moves both into a new micro-roastery in the 10th arrondissement and to Japan.
Anna Brones reports that Coutume Aoyama is now open in Tokyo at 5-8-10 Minamiaoyama. The plan is to create an interactive coffee experience similar to the one in Paris for Japanese consumers who aren’t used to seeing the production process on display. A small suburban roastery to supply beans will soon follow. Of note to Parisian customers, the shop will be flying baristas in Japan and Paris back and forth once a month for educational exchanges.
Coutume has also opened a new roastery in Paris. Since they opened in 2011, the café has been supplying their multiple locations, dozens of clients within the city and far flung locations throughout France simply from the antique machine in their back room. It’s about time they expanded their roasting capabilities. The new “Atelier” at 8 rue Martel, 75010, just north of the Marais near the Canal, will increase production and feature events & tastings.

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