If you love coffee and you love books, you will love Democratic Coffee. (And who wouldn’t, really? Books and coffee go together like Kirk and Spock, like Batman and Robin.)
Hidden away inside the Copenhagen public library in Krystalgade, Democratic Coffee is founded by former marketer Oliver Oxfeldt. He stumbled onto his new vocation thanks to a disdain for the lousy coffee that used to be served in the library café!
Why “Democratic”, you might wonder? Well, is there a more democratic space than a public library that everyone can access. That, and good coffee too. Well, once Oliver arrived, anyway.
Today, Democratic Coffee is beloved by Danish coffee lovers who make a pilgrimage to the café for both the coffee as well as Oliver’s freshly baked croissants (he apparently learned how to make them from YouTube videos, proving once again, where there’s a will, there’s a way).
Oliver uses beans by Stockholm’s Drop Coffee Roasters – one of our favourite roasters in the world – and serves coffee both as espresso/milk-based as well as V60 brews. Read a book or magazine while having a sip and grabbing a bite, with a good dose of people-watching too, thanks to the large windows.
Books and coffee: you really can’t go wrong with this perfect combination.
Krystalgade 15, 1172 København, Denmark
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm / Sat 9am-4pm / Sun closed