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.
... 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.
Visit one of the festivals celebrating coffee
If you are a die-hard coffee fan, a variety of coffee aromas will lead you to one of the Slovenian festivals dedicated to this invigorating drink. Discover your favourite coffee flavour.
Celje Coffee Festival
Spring is a time of awakening. Let a visit to the Celje Coffee Festival awaken your spirit. You will see both the biggest names in the coffee industry and micro roasters whose innovations are opening...More
Coffee stories from Ptuj
Did you know that what is now the Mitra Hotel in Ptuj was one of the first coffeehouses that started roasting coffee all the way back in 1785? Today, the oldest Slovenian town is keeping its coffee cu...More
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?