i-smell coffee at Koffie & Ik Utrecht

Having an extra dagkaart during the weekend always be a good excuse to try a new espresso-bar I know in the Netherlands. So my destination was Utrecht. I knew this place from a leaflet I found at University’s espresso-bar. I’m not so familiar with southern part of  Utrecht. I walked from the station towards Lombok Neighbourhood and after 20 minutes I found the place. Actually it should be faster than that as Google map said it’s only about 12 minutes from the station. But a new place always attracts my curiosity. Lombok Neighbourhood is a multicultural area with the Turkish, Morocans and Iranian foodstores.

From the other side of the street, right in a corner, is Koffie & Ik; a fancy espresso-bar with big windows’ frame where I can see a Scandinavian interior-touch. Two barista were quite busy at that moment so I had more time to look around. A coffee machine from Kees Mirage, paper cups, several tools for slow coffee, grinders. Perfect! Some games, some magazines, books, and leaflets (I love leaflets!) are arranged close by the window.

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They use the beans from het koffie lab. This is new for me.  So first I tried cappuccino with guatemala beans, namely La esperanza. It came with a perfect art latte! For me it tasted like chocolate.  I was satisfied with the cappuccino, so for my second cup, I took an espresso from Nyungwe that contains blue berry rwanda espresso. Coming with a thick crema, I found the  espresso was juicy, fruity taste without any bitterness. It had bold and round taste as well. I could say this had more fruity-taste than the coffee taste.

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A nice atmosphere with a light music… with some nice people around.. and of course a good coffee… what a nice Sunday!

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Koffie & Ik  http://www.koffieenik.nl/

de Vleutenseweg 169, 3532 HC Utrecht, Netherlands

monfri 8.00 – 17.00,  sat  9.00 – 17:00 and sun 10.00 – 17.00

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