CORALLO: Coffee and chocolate, here it never gets old

“Bettina & Niccolò Corallo” (earlier known as Claudio Corallo) is probably the place, which we have one of the longest relationships with. I still remember going there to buy artisanal chocolate way back when they still had their store in one of the side streets of Rua Escola Politécnica. It wasn’t however until they moved to…

FÁBRICA COFFEE ROASTERS: Time for a Portuguese coffee revolution?

Since we saw the sign “Best Beans. Great Coffee.” on the outside of a house in one of Lisbon’s most touristic streets, we have been critically eyeing the setting up and furnishing of Fábrica Coffee Roasters. Today, while we were on the way to Lisbon’s best ice cream shop Mú (review coming soon…) we saw that they had finally opened. Already the menu was exciting to us – we could not only choose between a factory blend (70% Brazil and 30% Ethiopia) and single origin coffee but they are also offering filter coffee like V60 and Aeropress. While the factory blend did not impress us immensely, the single origin coffee from both Ethiopia and Columbia with its complex flavours can keep up with international coffee breweries like Berlin’s The Barn.