26 Feb '16, 2pm
Rocket Bean Riga: a #coffee star rises in Latvia via @sprudge
, in its “up-and-coming” hip-as-all-hell neighborhood of Miera Iela, scattered with bearded men and avant-garde fashion, opened up last year on a must-watch street in the north of the city center, opposite the famous Laima chocolate factory. But to be fair, Rocket Bean was there way before any of the “cool kid” shops and galleries arrived. “We are being called the ‘most trendy’ location in Riga, but in truth, we just put all our hearts in the creation of it,” says owner Mārtiņš Dzenis. He thinks that people love the idea of an open roaster where they feel part of the production process. But they also have that Michelin star chef dishing up all kinds of wonder, which doesn’t hurt either.