30 Jun '15, 3pm

The Dutch Cookie & Coffee Combo Is Making A Major Comeback

The Dutch Cookie & Coffee Combo Is Making A Major Comeback

“Albeit very small of course, it is a form of hospitality to be served a little cookie when you just ask for coffee,” said Holtkamp. It was, according to him, just “a little gift.” At his home right above the business, the 73-year-old baker took me on a sail back in time. Over candied orange rinds and a mug of Nespresso , he explained how the Netherlands’ maritime climate yielded a wet flour, which made for cookies that were far more brittle than their French counterparts. Holtkamp estimated that the Dutch hospitality industry had been doing het koekje bij de koffie for about 20 years, in the wake of postwar wealth and well-being. How much longer would it prevail, I wondered.

Full article: http://sprudge.com/the-dutch-cookie-coffee-combo-is-makin...

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