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Pairing in a different way in photo no. 19: Single Origin flight tasted at @saintfrankcoffee with a split shot of a Bolivia Cafรฉ Oro - Espresso and Macchiato, iced coffee โ˜•๏ธ with beans from Burundi and a batch brew with beans from Bolivia as well.
This is a little series of my food photography attempts as well as coffee & sweet treat pairings or just the treats, because I totally have that sweet tooth. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฎ โ˜•๏ธ
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โ˜•๏ธ #melscoffeetravels #flavors #singleorigin #specialtycoffee #coffeelineup

New kid on the #coldbrew block - @karachocoldbrew! Already tried their Latte and this 'original' version - so far so tasty! ๐Ÿ˜‹โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป other flavors are: coconut and lime. Excited to try those! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ โ˜•๏ธ
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He was selling his #specialtycoffee all over Europe already - @jbkaffee -, only in #munich, where he's from, coffee drinkers didn't really know his โ˜•๏ธ @standl20, opened in spring 2015, now is the place to go, located at Elisabethmarkt, market stand no. 20. โ˜•๏ธ
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@publiccoffeeroasters is serving #thirdwavecoffee in Hamburg for about 2,5 years now, great addition to the local โ˜•๏ธ market! โค๏ธ the style of their baristas, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ˜•๏ธ
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Variety, variety... โ˜•๏ธ from different continents, countries and regions is showcased at @nordcoastcoffee. Sniffing allowed! ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ˜•๏ธ
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#hamburgharbor area. It's nice to stroll around, watch people and take a little rest while #cafehopping. โ˜•๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜€๏ธ โ˜•๏ธ
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5th photo in the series again shows a place in Manhattan - @hi_collar! A coffee โ˜•๏ธ place during the day and a sake bar at night! ๐ŸŒƒ
Loved the location because of the Japanese ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต touch to it and the shelves in the back that are being slide to one side or the other and showcase either coffee gear & utensils or all sorts of sake bottles and glasses. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฅƒ
This is another little series of my coffee travels around the ๐ŸŒŽ, photos of coffee places - cafes, coffee shops and roasteries - that impressed me because of its location! ๐Ÿ˜ โ˜•๏ธ
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This is another little series of my coffee travels around the ๐ŸŒŽ, photos of coffee places - cafes, coffee shops and roasteries - that impressed me because of its location! ๐Ÿ˜
First photo was taken at @lacolombecoffee's Fishtown location in Philly! I would love to show you more pictures - this place is amazing! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป โ˜•๏ธ
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Just so you know! ๐Ÿ˜œโ˜•๏ธ where are my light roast (filter) coffee fans? Hands up! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ yep, me too! Love me some juicy and fruity Ethiopian and Kenyan coffees, but also some from Colombia and Costa Rica. ๐Ÿ’โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ โ˜•๏ธ
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When I decided for myself to get out of the 9-5 almost two years ago (I didn't do the 'jump' until May 2016, though) and to make a living of my passion - #specialtycoffee - I went from one idea ๐Ÿ’ก to another. I looked at them from this and that angle, turned them around and dismissed them again... I started with the idea of having an own #thirdwavecafe, over to a coffee cart and a roastery, on to cake & coffee pairings and caterings as well as food photography... and finally to the business I'm in now, which is Simel.Coffee.
For a long time, I asked myself, why I have to decide for one of those ideas and why it isn't possible to do everything? Because all of this is me and expresses my love for specialty coffee โ˜•๏ธ right?
Now I know, I don't have to decide! I'm Melanie, the Coffeepreneur, in the first place. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ˜•๏ธ Then the consultant, the networker, the freelance journalist, the blogger, the photographer and all... And, most of all, I can decide for myself, if some of my interests and hobbies remain those interests and hobbies or if I'm turning them into a business... For now, cooking & baking, pairing food & coffee as well as photographing sweet treats and coffee is just a hobby... but who knows what I'm up to in the future! ๐Ÿ˜‰
It feels so good, though, to understand, that I don't have to decide for only one thing, but be that woman with the many ideas, talents and interests... โค๏ธ Who can relate? โ˜•๏ธ
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Craving some chocolate truffles? I got your back! ๐Ÿ˜‰
I made this recipe by one of my favorite food blogs @cashewkitchen for the first time and couldn't resist doing some coffee โ˜•๏ธ and sweet treat pairing! ๐Ÿ˜‹ - Oh, and of course, I did a photo shoot! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Watch out for more photos here on my account! โ˜•๏ธ
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This place is such an amazing location - @prachtwerkberlin!
It's a #coffeeshop โ˜•๏ธ, a bar ๐Ÿน๐Ÿธ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅƒ, a #coworking space ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป, an events venue, where you can attend workshops during the day ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ and see musicians and bands perform ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ at night... Do you know of any place like this where you live? โ˜•๏ธ
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Since I moved to Berlin a couple weeks ago, I tend to break out of my routine - if there's even such thing for me... haha ๐Ÿ˜‚- and head to one of the larger coffee and coworking spaces, like @prachtwerkberlin!
Watch out for more photos in the next few days... I'm having a #flatwhite here with beans roasted by Berlin roaster @fiveelephant ๐Ÿ˜
Oh, and yes, that's a stage in the background! ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ˜•๏ธ
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This is so cute! ๐Ÿ˜ I received this little treat - it's an elephant ๐Ÿ˜- together with a Brazilian batch brew yesterday as a gift ๐ŸŽ for my bday at @fiveelephant! โ˜บ๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Do you know of any other cute mascots of coffee roasters you know? โ˜•๏ธ
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It's my birthday today! ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน I'm gonna try and only do wonderful, relaxing and nourishing things today. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Œ
Already treated me with some Yoga and a deliciously healthy breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‹ and coffee โ˜•๏ธ of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Let's see, what this day has all in store for me. Shall we?

Follow my Instagram stories, if you're curious! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Oh, btw. this close up is shot with my iPhone! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ“ฑ โ˜•๏ธ
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I'm a walking person. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ Not only because I just prefer it over cycling or taking the car... but also, because I tend to see way more things and cute little shops like the one I passed yesterday!
I'm my own master while walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I can make a stop whenever I want and where I want to!
I can decide to take a left or a right, go back - to see Tempelhofer Feld - or to take a stroll along this street that led me to one of the most interesting little farmers market that nestled around a church ground, I've visited over the past few weeks and months! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
If you've seen my Instagram stories you might have noticed the little stand selling Japanese Gyoza and Tako-yaki as well as handmade Japanese lollipops ๐Ÿญ You can even watch the lady making them in front of your eyes... ๐Ÿ‘€

This only happens, though, if you walk off the known paths and go for what your gut tells you in that very moment... Mine told me, although it was freaking windy and super cold for late April, to walk around this neighborhood before stopping by one of my favorite coffee places @islacoffeeberlin, where I finished some more work on my blog! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปCheck it out here ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป www.melscoffeetravels.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป Oh, and I had some ๐Ÿฐ and coffee! ๐Ÿ˜œ โ˜•๏ธ
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This is why I love โค๏ธ spending time at #specialtycoffee places:
I love to watch people! ๐Ÿ‘€
I love to talk coffee with like minded #coffeepeople, be it baristas or managers or owners. ๐Ÿ—ฃ
I love to work at cafes and coffee shops, writing, blogging ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป check out www.melscoffeetravels.com, if you're curious! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love to meet friends ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ at coffee places and, of course, I love to drink coffee โ˜•๏ธ also! ๐Ÿ˜‹ โ˜•๏ธ
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This was a special day for me today! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
I not only am an official Berlin resident now! - Yay! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ I also been to @commonground.bln for the first time - amazing cafe location serving delish Avocado ๐Ÿฅ‘ toast! ๐Ÿ˜‹

I also met another wonderful coffee blogger - Resi from @waytocoffee! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Thanks for squeezing me into your lunch break! It was great talking coffee & blogging together and being nerdy about photographing our coffees! โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚ Oh, and just listened to the rough cut of another amazing podcast episode I did together with Liz @rightsandwrongs and Brandon @gbepting from @irvingfarm a few weeks ago!
Watch out for it next week on simel.coffee! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽง โ˜•๏ธ
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This line of bricks and those words and digits - Berlin Wall 1961 - 1989 - resonate a lot with me... I grew up in the former GDR (German democratic republic) and was about 9 years old, when the wall came down... #interestingfacts about me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my generation the separated Germany is not really a topic anymore, but crossing this line in my new home base Berlin now, reminds me of my own past a lot! โ˜•๏ธ
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@gordon_berlin is not only a place to drink coffee โ˜•๏ธ from @thebarnberlin or eat delicious homemade food, but also to listen ๐ŸŽง to and buy records! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป When I visited the cafe a couple days ago, I was in the middle of some new music ๐ŸŽถ entering their broad collection... They have tons of more records in the back of the location.
If you're a fan of vinyl, go check it out! โ˜•๏ธ
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@gordon_berlin is a #specialtycafe serving coffee by @thebarnberlin and tea by @manuteefaktur as well as delicious homemade food from their home country Israel!
I've only tried their version of Sahleb, I've yet to try their pita breads, hummus plates and shakshuka dishes... ๐Ÿ˜‹ โ˜•๏ธ
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This is a close-up of a so called 'White Gordon' that I tried at @gordon_berlin the other day! I had it before only last spring, when I visited Berlin and already knew it would be delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‹

What is it? Well, it's Gordon cafe and records very own #signaturedrink - you can add an espresso, if you like. โ˜•๏ธ Then it's close to a Mocha as I was told.
I stuck with the original version which has milk as its base, though.

Salep or Sahlab, that's the original name of the beverage, comes from the Middle East and received its name from the flour that is used for thickening the milk and comes from the tubers of the orchid genus! Wow! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

It's mainly a winter beverage and used to be made with water instead of now hot milk. Usually it's topped with a lot of spices like Cinnamon, grated coconut, ground pistachios and more.
Have you tried it, yet? โ˜•๏ธ
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Happy Easter ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฃ ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒทโ˜€๏ธ Do something fun this weekend! And eat some cake ๐ŸŽ‚ and drink some coffee โ˜•๏ธ or a 'White Gordon' as shown here โ˜๐Ÿป What is a 'White Gordon'?, you're asking? Well, watch out for my next post! ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ˜•๏ธ
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Love ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’™ my new neighborhood Neukรถlln in Berlin! So many beautiful old buildings with colorful balconies! ๐Ÿ˜ โ˜•๏ธ
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Amazing how this location is a new place whenever you go - @islacoffeeberlin in Berlin district Neukรถlln! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
The first 2 photos have been shot this past weekend, the other 2 about 7 months ago!
Love this 'work in progress' approach! ๐Ÿ˜ Pete and his team are really doing a great job!
Have you've visited them, yet? โ˜•๏ธ
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Who's still in this weekend mood with great food and coffee? โ˜•๏ธ I know that I am ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ with this delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ croissant bread pudding, served with lemon ๐Ÿ‹curd, candied orange ๐ŸŠ and white chocolate. ๐Ÿคค OMG!
What @islacoffeeberlin is serving for their brunch on weekends is just heaven! ๐Ÿ’•I paired it with a batch brew of a #filtercoffee named 'Propeller' (Brazil) roasted by Berlin roaster @fiveelephant and served in the new cappuccino cup invented and made by @kaffeeform.

Enjoy your Monday and join me in my food dreams! ๐Ÿ˜œ โ˜•๏ธ
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