Caffeinated Copenhagen - the home of Scandi style coffee
In the land of good food and wine, coffee completes the gastronomic trinity in Copenhagen.
The phenomenon of 'Aftenkaffe' is very common among Danes. It taps into the Danish story of 'hygge' creating busy hours at the Copenhagen coffee bars in the late afternoons.
Drinking coffee after dinner is very normal in Danish homes. We call it ‘aftenkaffe’: evening coffee. Some people take pride in being able to slam a few cups and then head straight to bed. And just as heading out for a drink or a beer after work is very common in many countries, meeting up with a friend for a cup of coffee on your way home is a weekly thing for a lot of Copenhageners.
This quote from Klaus Thomsen of Coffee Collective describe the Danish love of evening coffee quite well:
Many coffee bars and cafés have extraordinarily long opening hours. These places are perfect to go for a 'aftenkaffe' and experience the atmosphere around the phenomena.
Open till late. We know that the world’s best restaurant for 2022 (Source: San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best) isn’t exactly a place to go only for coffee. But, if you find yourself at the end of a meal at Geranium, make sure to order their espresso, which they brew table side on a Flair Espresso hand-lever machine.