There is a local coffee roasting company in the City of Bonn (where we live) called “einbrand”.
The Company was founded only last year and the founders chose a goat as the symbol for it.
The decision was made with a well-known Myth in mind. According to legend, Kaldi, an Ethiopian goat herder, discovered the coffee plant when he noticed that after his flock of goats had consumed some cherry like berries of a certain bush, the animals became rather energetic.The tired goat herder then tried some of the berries himself, he felt revitalized and so excited about his discovery that he decided to bring some of the berries to a nearby monastery. But the monks disapproved of the berries and threw them into the fire.
After a while a wonderful aroma wafted through the air, the monks collected the roasted berries, ground them up and the first cup of coffee was made.
I must admit that I am quite enamored with the goat design and that I love the fact that the Company´s goat graces everything from the different sized cups and coffee cans...
For the time being and until the custom made coffee roasting machine will be ready for installation in the Shop (in about three months time), you can buy five different kinds of freshly roasted whole bean or ground coffees that carry such names as “einbrand Blend”, “Amazonas Gold” or “Anden Gold” or the wonderful names that were created with some “local flair” in mind, such as the “Südstadt Gold” (location of the coffee shop ) or the “Rhein Rassig” (which is a nod to the fact that the city of Bonn is located on both sides of the Rhine River).
The Shop is located in a corner house in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood, most of the houses there were built between 1860 and 1915.
The customers can choose to sit at the wooden tables and chairs inside or in front of the lovingly renovated Shop.
And when you order a cup of coffee or tea, the coffee of your choice will be brewed using the Faema E61.
With your coffee, you will also get a slice of homemade cake (such as apricot cake, Linzer torte or marble cake) and a glass of bottled water, on the house!
In addition, there is always a couple of different cakes on the menue as well as juices, mineral water or tea.
"Piaggio Ape 50" meets the goat
The Coffee Shop shares the location with a Wine Shop called “Herr Schlösser – Wein & Genuss” (”Wine & Indulgence”). The Wine Shop has been in the same location for the last four years and has only recently decided to start sharing its location with the coffee roasting company.
The Wine Shop carries a selection of wines from Spain, Italy and Germany as well as assorted grappas, fruit schnaps from Ziegler (www.brennerei-ziegler.de) and different kinds of pesto, chutney and jellies. The owner is always on hand with help and advice for the customers.
So whether you want to enjoy a good cup of coffee with some wonderful cake or buy freshly roasted coffee, ground or whole, or whether you would like to taste and buy some wine or get advice on some of the specialty spirits, or are looking to buy chutneys, jellies or pesto, this Coffee and Wine Shop is the right place to do so!
Wine tasting events for a group of ten to twelve participants also take place on a regular basis. During the events you will get a lot of advice from the owner as well as other wine merchants.
The owner will also happily organize your birthday or office parties in the Shop!
(Coffee Roasting Company „einbrand“)
53115 Bonn (Südstadt)
Phone +49 (0228) 926835-10
Fax +49 (0228) 926835-54
Herr Schlösser - Wein & Genuss
(Wine Merchant „Wine & Indulgence“)
53115 Bonn (Südstadt)
Phone +49 (0228) 6899400
Opening hours for both: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
closed on Sundays