Hamburg has a long tradition of trading and refining coffee. And every coffee lover knows that the taste is best when the beans are freshly roasted and ground to get the full complexity in every cup. Here you can find a list of Hamburg’s coffee roasters’ shops where you can try out and equip yourself with endless varieties of freshly roasted beans.
Becking Kaffeemanufaktur (Bahrenfeld)
For almost 100 years, the artisan coffee roasters at Becking have been refining coffee beans in their warehouse. Besides an excellent choice of coffee and espresso beans, you can get coffee liquors, coffee soaps and herbs and spices. Shoppers can even watch the roasters go about their work. Sample different roasts by taking part in one of the weekly coffee tasting seminars.
Location: Leverkusenstraße 31, 22761 Hamburg (Bahrenfeld)
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Established in 1923, Burg’s traditional coffee roasters’ shop is a Hamburg institution. Customers can choose from 24 roasts of coffee, 45 aromatic blends and six types of espresso. The shop is decorated with antique cabinets, vintage coffee grinders and tin cans – a warm atmosphere of a century gone by. Apart from everything you need to know about coffee and its production and trade, the Burg family regularly offers roasting and barista seminars as well as guided tours of their coffee museum.
Location: Eppendorfer Weg 252, 20251 Hamburg (Hoheluft)
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Carroux Kaffeerösterei (Blankenese)
In this snug, cozy roasters’ shop in Blankenese, the espresso is roasted and tasted on a daily routine, so you can experience the production of coffee from start to end. The café also sells rare specialty coffees, such as Maragogype and Java Jampit, and French chocolate delicacies by Grand Crux. Carroux coffee is also served and sold in many cafés, restaurants and delicatessen shops around Hamburg.
Location: Elbchaussee 583, 22587 Hamburg (Blankenese)
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 8.30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Die Rösterei (Altstadt)
This roasters’ shop in the city centre’s historical Altstadt offers not only freshly roasted coffee blends and single-variety coffee and espresso beans but also real rarities, such as wild coffee or Kopi Luwak – the world-famous civet coffee. Located conveniently in Steinstraße, it’s also a great opportunity to grab a tasty high-quality gift along the way to or from the main station.
Location: Steinstraße 19b, 20095 Hamburg (Altstadt)
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Elbgold (Sternschanze, Winterhude, Eppendorf, City Centre)
In this crafty roasters’ shop located in Schanzenhöfe, the coffee beans are refined by hand using traditional methods for the best taste. Both here and at any of the other branches (Winterhude, Eppendorf and city centre) you can obtain freshly and sustainably produced fair-trade coffees as well as try them on the spot via one of the many brewing methods, such as filter coffee, AeroPress or French press – or as a classic espresso variety with fresh local dairy-based milk or plant-based substitutes. One of the must-sips on every visit to Hamburg.
Location: Sternschanze: Lagerstraße 34c, 20357 Hamburg;
City: Schauenburgerstraße 50, 20095 Hamburg
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Sternschanze, City)
Location: Winterhude: Mühlenkamp 59, 22303 Hamburg;
Eppendorf: Eppendorfer Baum 26, 20249 Hamburg
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
kopiba Coffee Roasters (St. Pauli)
Right at Neuer Pferdemarkt where Sternschanze and St. Pauli meet, kopiba welcomes guests and keeps them perky with their house-roasted coffee specialties. They are most famously known for their ‘St. Pauli Deathpresso’ blend. Visitors can sample and take home their favourite coffees, enjoy fresh home-baked cakes and pastries and equip themselves with coffee-making devices and souvenirs. How about a new bag made from coffee sacks? It’s all here.
Location: Beim Grünen Jäger 24, 20359 Hamburg (St. Pauli)
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Nord Coast Coffee Roastery (Old City, Eppendorf)
Founded in Hamburg’s historic city centre in 2015, the coffee at Nord Coast is destined to be sold within three to five days of grinding. This is important to the shop owners Jörn Gorzolla and Paula Mendes, two young roasters enthusiastic about third-wave cafés and high-quality coffees. The latter can be tried and taken home at their two shops in Deichstraße (Altstadt) and Isestraße (Eppendorf).
Location: Altstadt: Deichstraße 9, 20459 Hamburg
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
Location: Eppendorf: Eppendorfer Baum 20 (entry through Isestraße)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Eppendorf)
Playground Coffee (St. Pauli)
The name says it all: what started out as a fun project in the back of a burger bar is now one of the premium spots for playful and experimental coffee variations in the heart of St. Pauli. The Playground shop owners love to try out new coffee creations with rich flavours of citrus, berries or chocolate – without losing sight of a high-quality end result. Try a Skywalker Espresso or Mr. Lawa Lawa at the coffee shop, or just take a bag of beans home to enjoy every day.
Location: Detlev-Bremer-Straße 21, 20359 Hamburg (St. Pauli)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Public Coffee Roasters (Winterhude, City Centre)
For centuries, coffee has been shipped to the port of Hamburg. It just seems natural that Public Coffee Roasters took a former customs house in the harbour and transformed it into their own roastery. Now they run three cafés where everyone is invited to taste their wide range of coffee roasts. The owners do everything to unleash the full potential of their aromatic products, so stop by, take your time and enjoy the flavour.
Location: City Centre: Wexstraße 28, 20355 Hamburg
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Location: Winterhude: Goldbekplatz 1, 22303 Hamburg
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat and Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: HafenCity: Brandstwiete 3, 20457 Hamburg
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat and Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Speicherstadt Kaffeerösterei (HafenCity)
Both factory and café, this traditional location offers more than 40 varieties of coffee and espresso, which visitors can enjoy with a piece of cake and a lovely panoramic view of the Fleet canal in the industrial atmosphere of a former warehouse. Right in the centre of the hall stands the coffee roaster, which is used daily, so interested guests may have the lucky chance to watch the coffee being roasted while sipping on a cup themselves.
Location: Kehrwieder 5, 20457 Hamburg (HafenCity)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Surf Shop Roastery (Eimsbüttel)
Surf Shop Roastery started out as an original idea to improve people’s everyday coffee drinking habits, both on consumer and farmer level. After roaming Hamburg’s port area with a seasonal coffee stand, they finally settled in Eimsbüttel and today run what is equal parts shop, café and community get-together, providing customers with excellent coffees, matcha green teas and a relaxed, positive vibe. Tip: the shop owners love a good chat about your coffee experience in English!
Location: Lappenbergsallee 43, 20257 Hamburg
Opening hours: Sat and Sun 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Torrefaktum (Ottensen, City Centre)
The roasters at Torrefaktum specialise in manufacturing certified organic coffee, working only with partners that act in socially responsible, fair and sustainable ways. Apart from their café and shop in Ottensen, they run a café in the historic old town together with the well-known weekly ZEIT newspaper, and another one in HafenCity. In cooperation with the Helmut Schmidt Foundation they created a special coffee roast, which the former German chancellor would certainly have loved.
Location: Ottensen: Bahrenfelder Straße 237, 22765 Hamburg
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Altstadt: Helmut Schmidt Haus, Speersort 1, 20095 Hamburg.
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: HafenCity: Yokohamastraße 10, 20457 Hamburg
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat and Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.