Hamburg is historically speaking a coffee city. The famous Speicherstadt was used for storing goods, such as spices, tea, cacao... and well of course, coffee! No wonder, that the coffee "geist" has spread to the rest of the city and cool coffee places has popped up in nearly every neighborhood.
One of these places is Playground Coffee with 3 stores and a whole sale beyond. They belong to the so called Third Wave of coffee movement, where coffee comes an artisanal foodthing and focus is on good quality, rather than just a commodity - something to be enjoyed fully, like wine. ;)
During my last trip to Hamburg, I had Playground Coffee right around the hotel, and so the place became my caffeine pusher for 3 days. The name "playground" has been thoughtful incorporated into different aspects of the business, from the coffee packaging with playful names drawn, all the way to the playful decor found in the various coffee places.
And what can I say about the coffee? Simply delicious and made with a great touch of love.