Mmm, it smells good ...

Take a moment for yourself, close your eyes and breathe in the delicious, sweet smell of coffee with a Slovenian twist. Try some unique coffee blends of artisan Slovenian coffee roasters. Coffee lovers will be sure to visit one of the festivals dedicated to this popular invigorating drink. Slovenians like to meet people for coffee; they make business deals, form friendships, even fall in love over coffee. Coffee has also been a source of fascination to Slovenian artists – you can find it in both paintings and books. So, do you want some coffee – Slovenian style?

It all starts with the coffee bean

Even though Slovenia does not grow coffee, it is home to a number of artisan coffee roasters wanting to give it their own personal touch. By adding local flavours to various types of coffee, they make the coffee-drinking experience even more special.

A cup of coffee in a book ...

The most famous cup of coffee in Slovenia is, without a doubt, the one from the short story written by the great Slovenian author and playwright, Ivan Cankar. It tells the story of how the writer once asked his mother for a cup of black coffee, even though she could barely afford it. When she brought it to him, he rudely dismissed her. It is highly unlikely that you would turn down Cankar's Cup of Coffee, as it contains a unique mix from this local coffee roaster. It goes well with a piece of dark chocolate with the flavour of Vrhnika coffee.

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... and a painting.

The scent of coffee will also lead you to the National Gallery in Ljubljana, exhibiting one of the most famous Slovenian paintings – Kofetarica (Woman Drinking Coffee) by Ivana Kobilca. The image of the sweet elderly lady raising her cup of coffee to you from the canvas has won the hearts of many visitors and can also be seen outside the Gallery walls. If the Slovenian "Mona Lisa" has made an impression on you as well, you can buy a coffee cup with this motif in the gallery's gift shop.

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Flavours to discover in Slovenia

When you're having coffee, thinking about what you should try while you're in Slovenia, a few tips might come in handy. You can try everything from various types of cheese and wine, honey, salt and herbs, to olive oil and chocolate. What are you in the mood for?

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Honey for sweet moments and well-being

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Experience the salty luxury of Piran

Listen to the stories of the salt pan workers and experience the “salty” side of Piran.

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Wine holidays in Slovenia

In wine-growing Slovenia, there are plentiful opportunities to offer a toast with good wine in all seasons. Also visit our typical wine-related festivals.

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Discover the diverse flavours and experiences of Slovenian beer

Perhaps your favourite beer contains hops from Slovenia. When exploring Slovenia, don’t forget to try the local beer made by brewers large and small.

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Learn about the story of Slovenian olive oil

Follow the production of world-class Slovenian olive oils from the olive grove to the bottle.

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Slovenian chocolate fantasy

Experience wonderful chocolate moments in Slovenia.

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Get to know the best herb stories from Slovenia

Follow the pleasant scent of herbs – which will lead you from herb farms and gardens to pampering; stay and experience in an herbal embrace.

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