In Bergen, we start our day with frokost (breakfast) at Det Lille Kaffekompaniet (The Little Coffee Company), a tiny and aptly named café close to the popular Fløibanen funicular. Even before the aroma of freshly brewed coffee reaches us, we are charmed by the gentle cobblestone path that leads us to the little café.

As the second largest consumer of coffee in the world (9.9kg per capita, behind only the Finnish), Norwegians are particular about their coffee. Nordic coffee culture was Third Wave long before the rest of the world – good quality espressos and drip coffees are the norm here rather than the exception.

Co-founded by Carl Eugen Johannessen and now owned by Hans Flø, Det Lille Kaffekompaniet uses beans from Solberg & Hansen, Norway’s biggest specialty coffee roastery. We enjoy an Ethiopian brew (made with a French press) that is redolent of blueberries. Perfect to go with that quintessential Norwegian pastry – the skillingsbolle or cinnamon bun.

Det Lille Kaffekompaniet, Bergen

Det Lille Kaffekompaniet, Bergen

Det Lille Kaffekompaniet, Bergen

Det Lille Kaffekompaniet, Bergen

Det Lille Kaffekompaniet, Bergen

Det Lille Kaffekompaniet, Bergen

報道說,挪威人平均每天會喝上近兩杯咖啡,
僅次於芬蘭,排名世界第二;
想當然爾,這裡的好咖啡館應該不少。
在卑爾根著名景點Fløyen 的山腳,
距離纜車站不遠的地方便有著那麼一家,
名叫小咖啡館Det Lille Kaffekompaniet 的咖啡館。

小咖啡館的空間不大,裡頭也沒有過多的裝潢和佈置,
可是來喝咖啡和用餐的人卻不少,
清晨抵達時,館裡頭幾乎都坐滿了可人,
還好戶外還有些的座位。
比起熱鬧的室內,外頭沒什麼人潮,
也許還早,街上靜悄悄的,
微涼的天氣,陽光暖暖灑下,
吸一口沁心的空氣,讓人渾身舒暢。

我們點了一杯卡布和一杯手沖。
香滑順口的卡布,帶有果香的衣索比亞,
配上一份肉桂麵包,
就能讓人元氣滿滿的開始一天的行程。

Det Lille Kaffekompaniet, Bergen

Det Lille Kaffekompaniet, Bergen

Det Lille Kaffekompaniet, Bergen

Det Lille Kaffekompaniet
Nedre Fjellsmauet 2, Bergen, Norway
facebook.com/Det-lille-Kaffekompaniet-323191094121/

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January 11, 2018

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