Coffee temple in Paris: La Caféothèque

Published by Clotilde B. · Published on 13 April 2020 at 15h52
Plural and multipurpose place, La Caféothèque is the temple of terroir coffee in Paris. Roaster, barista school, art gallery, store… Coffee purists (and those who want to be one) are expected every day throughout the week on 52 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville.

Those coming to La Caféothèque don’t only enjoy coffee, they love real good coffee. Here, you can enjoy it as a fine wine you can track, from the coffee bush to the cup. On 52 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, in Paris city center, you can meet skilled purists (and budding ones) everyday during the week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and this since 2005.

You only have to wander around a few minutes in Paris to see that the city is full of little places where you can order an espresso like cozy cafés we’ve listed for you… Places are nice, cozy but the coffee served isn’t always of the best quality. La Caféothèque is THE friendly place where you can enjoy exceptional coffee-based drinks, but not only! This is a genuine temple of coffee where you can meet roasters, barista students, artists and coffee-addicts.

Cafeology school

Since 2009, the Ecole de la Caféothèque provides a professional training to become a craft roaster and/or barista in fine coffee. Over 500 “Caféoth’Ex” have graduated from this school with meaningful projects and have settled in the whole world to highlight terroir coffees.

As for the others, curious people, the place invites you to take part in an initiatory journey of two hours to get the coffee science basics. In group of 14 people (online booking), food professionals or passionate amateurs, 2 hours of discoveries and 5 tastingsWorkshops  are thrown on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sunday mornings for €60 per person on €100 for two.

From the tree to the cup

Do you know the journey ground coffee complete before making it to your cup? At La Caféothèque, each step is taken into account, complied strictly and fitted to the customs of the original country of the coffee you’re served. Did you know that the perfect coffee has been roasted for 20 minutes? And for an espresso, the water temperature shouldn’t be over 92°C? Did you know that coffee offers up to 850 different flavors? In other words, if you thought you knew everything about your daily drink, you’ll be surprised. And your long black will never taste the same.

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Café aka artists’ muse

Many artists have found inspiration in cafés, these places of life, meetings and surprises. There’s nothing surprising in the fact that La Caféothèque organizes exhibitions, especially when you know it teams up with Coffeexhibits, a group that since 2011 has been including arts in Parisian cafés.

In other words, if you think coffee, dream coffee, if you want to talk coffee and drink genuine terroir coffee, meet La Caféothèque.. I bet that before you go, you’ll give a go to the store to bring back genuine Burundi, Cameroun or Guatemalan coffee freshly grounded…

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 15 September 2005



    52 Rue de l'Hôtel de ville
    75004 Paris 4

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