Vienna is famous for coffee, so today I have a very special report for you guys, which is all about coffee.
More specifically, this post is about a quite amazing little place all the way out at the very end of the U4 line, which does some very amazing coffee. It’s called Baristarie, and is a little walk away from the subway stop on Linzerstrasse. As you can see from the picture, it’s open on Fridays and on Saturdays.
So yesterday, we made our way to Linzerstrasse 403 and through the little corridor here, to have some syphon coffee which is the cat’s pajamas these days, as it were. Syphon Coffee, according to Wikipedia, is described as such: A vacuum coffee maker brews coffee using two chambers where vapor pressure and vacuum produce coffee. The type of coffee maker that they use out there is also known as vac pot, siphon or syphon coffee maker, and was invented by Loeff of Berlin in the 1830s. These devices have since been used for more than a century in many parts of the world.
In this video you can see some of part one, where the hot water is being pushed out of the bottom pot because of the temperature. A vacuum coffee maker operates as a siphon, where heating and cooling the lower vessel changes the vapor pressure of water in the lower, first pushing the water up into the upper vessel, then allowing the water to fall back down into the lower vessel.
Heating up, adding coffee, and then letting the water filter back down.Watching the whole process was like watching a science experiment. You sense that something great is about to happen, but you don’t fully understand what it is. Just that the result will surely be awesome, just because of the way that it looks.
While waiting, we had a look at the extensive list of coffees that they have to offer. I’m not sure that this is the complete list, but in any case it’s a good read. All the places in the world where they make coffee… A fair few of these produce BIO coffee, and you can buy beans from Baristarie as well as come here to drink it! Check out their website to find out what they are about in terms of beans.
To highten the sensation of having coffees from all around the world at your fingertips, the decor is quite… appropriate. There are old and interesting maps all over the place, in the form of lanterns, table coverage, and other travel artifacts are also around the place. It makes you want to be an explorer in the 1920s, somehow…
Just look at all those sacks of coffee coming in from exciting places around the globe!!
After looking around, we (or rather, my friends) could settle down and sip a delicious cup of coffee, which tastes quite differently from ‘normal’ coffee. The flavour is taken care of, and you can taste the uniqueness of the beans. Each coffee has it’s distinct aroma and flavour, and this does not get lost when made in a vacuum pot.
Hope you all had a good weekend!!