Undisputable proof that Poland had nosed its way onto the world’s specialty coffee scene arrived when Agnieszka Rojewska claimed top spot at the 2018 World Barista Championship. However, a more accurate barometer of the nation’s coffee revolution has been the rapid development of the overall scene – not just in Warsaw, but the nation as a whole. That much is evidenced via the publication of Coffee Spots Polska, a veritable bible detailing every specialty café in the country. Co-authored by Krzysiek Rzyman, a business journalist and the owner of Stor café, and Agnieszka Bukowska, the expansion manager of Coffeedesk, this extraordinary bi-lingual tome (aided and abetted by Vitali Gudkov, also of Stor), leaves no doubt as to how far alternative coffee culture has infiltrated the country: from a Brooklyn-style spot in the dark heart of Silesia to a converted hut in the Bieszczady mountains. Meticulously researched, lovingly written and expertly photographed, this delicious magnum opus is the material embodiment of the spirit of the times.
Coffe Spots For more info, see: coffeespots.pl