Cafe Edit: Time Travel with Drip Dept.

Cafe Edit: Time Travel

Introducing Drip Dept’s Cafe Edit, where we embark on a global journey to savor the world's finest coffee experiences, one cafe at a time. Join us as we explore the unique flavors, rich traditions, and captivating stories that brew within the walls of coffeehouses across the globe. Our journey begins with an introduction to three of the oldest coffee shops in the world — where every cup holds a story, and each sip is a link to the past. What better way to celebrate history than delving into the time-honored traditions of some of the most iconic coffee establishments on the planet?


Café de l'Ambre: A Tokyo Time Capsule
In the heart of Tokyo, Japan, stands Café de l'Ambre, a true masterpiece of coffee culture. Established in 1948, it's not just a coffee shop; it's a sanctuary for those seeking an extraordinary experience. What makes Café de l'Ambre truly unique is its devotion to aged coffee beans. These carefully stored and aged beans give rise to a cup of coffee that's unlike any other – a velvety elixir of flavors that transport you to another time. As you step into this coffee haven, you're transported to a bygone era, where wooden décor, dim lighting, and dedicated baristas evoke a sense of tranquility that's rare in the modern world. Café de l'Ambre beautifully blends tradition with modernity, inviting a diverse clientele.

Caffè Florian: Sip Like the Greats in Venice
Now, let's whisk ourselves away to the romantic city of Venice, Italy, where every corner holds a piece of history, and the canals weave tales of centuries past. Among the wonders of this enchanting city, there's Caffè Florian, a beacon of elegance and tradition since 1720. More than a coffee shop, Caffè Florian is a living museum of coffee culture, where the sophistication of the 18th century blends seamlessly with the scent of freshly brewed coffee. Its legacy reads like a novel, with poets, artists, and thinkers like Goethe, Byron, and Proust finding inspiration within its walls.

Café Procope: Where Enlightenment Meets Espresso in Paris
Our journey takes us next to the heart of Paris, where Café Procope has stood as a testament to enlightenment since 1686. Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, and even Benjamin Franklin were once regulars in this historical haven. Stepping into Café Procope is like stepping into a Parisian time capsule, where the intricate decor, the vintage ambiance, and the lingering sense of historical significance make it a treasure trove for history buffs and coffee aficionados alike.


As we bid farewell to this voyage through the oldest coffee shops in the world, we're reminded that these establishments are more than just places to grab a cup of coffee. They're guardians of culture, keepers of stories, and sources of inspiration. The legacy of Café de l'Ambre, Caffè Florian, and Café Procope serves as a reminder that coffee can bridge time, connect souls, and offer a taste of the past, present, and future all in one sip.


At Dript Dept, we honor these traditions, and our commitment to crafting exceptional coffee experiences is a nod to the enduring magic of coffee. 


Explore the Single Origin collection, embarking on a caffeinated adventure around the world where our beans were hand selected for your pleasure. 


As we raise our cups to the timeless elegance of these iconic coffee shops, let's also raise a toast to the stories, the connections, and the countless moments that coffee continues to create.

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