Like many folks, I’ve had to forego any travel plans this summer and kickback at home for the duration of the pandemic. That doesn’t mean that I’ve not indulged my travel dreams on lockdown. If you visit TBTP on a regular basis, you are aware that my travel itineraries always include local coffee roasteries and coffee shops wherever I go. Although it’s been a minute since I’ve been in Copenhagen, it’s one of my favorite Nordic cities. So, I was intrigued to learn about the city’s fine roaster Coffee Collective’s brilliant new shop.
Housed in a 19th century baroque phonebooth Coffee Collective has created a miniature specialty coffee shop.These telefonkiosken were built between 1896 and 1910. They were designed by architect Fritz Koch to house the first public telephones. An operator would run the booth and for 10 Danish Øre (1 Øre is 0.01 kroner) you could make a call. They were open from 7:00 in the morning to 11:00 in the evening. In 1896 four of them were put up and seven more followed. The booths were an excellent representation of the national romanticism of that time, with its attention to crafted details.
They are hexagon shaped, nine meters tall with a copper roof and granite base. There’s wood carvings with different motifs and at the very top a clock to show the time. The Coffee Collective’s newly renovated kiosk Convenient is located right next to Denmark’s busiest station, Nørreport.
I know where my first stop will be on my next visit to Copenhagen.