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Coffee Tour w/ an expert -Brussels Kanal

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 37 reviews.Bruxelles, Belgium

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Experience hosted by Thomas

3.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Now is an exciting time for specialty coffee in Brussels, with new cafés emerging and initiatives like the Brussels Coffee Week, it's definitely time to explore what the capital city of Europe has to offer.

I would like to take you to a tour of some of the best places in downtown Brussels and enjoy the city in a caffeinated and unusual way. The coffee scene is small, but definitively worth it! Where to find the best cafés, good practice and what does it mean.

During this tour, we will discover the very heart of Brussels around the Kanal area. Sightseeing through Specialty cafés is always a great idea to enjoy the local vibes.
I will take advantage of us walking through the old district to introduce a little history of the city.

We will have a chat on various topics such as: taste, quality, specialty, labels, roast styles, recipes etc… you will also be able to understand informations from labels on coffee bags and buy coffee more accurately. I’m here to help and hope to bridge the gap between amateurs and professionals.

In order to challenge your taste buds, I will provide one specific sample drink per location at my expense. In the last location, we will tour a micro roastery!
Now is an exciting time for specialty coffee in Brussels, with new cafés emerging and initiatives like the Brussels Coffee Week, it's definitely time to explore what the capital city of Europe has to offer.

I would like to take you to a tour of some of the best places in downtown Brussels and enjoy the city in a caffeinated and unusual way. The coffee scene is small, but definitively worth it! Where to find the best cafés, good practi…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    SPECIFIC SAMPLE DRINKS INCLUDED.
    Any additional drink or food will be...
From $60
/ person
Sat, Nov 21
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
This time is popular
$60 per person
$60 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Thomas

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 37 Reviews
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I am the founder of OK Coffee Tips - THE web platform dedicated to Specialty Coffee in French-speaking Belgium - and one of the few experts in Specialty Coffee in that area.

I operate as consultant, sales, columnist, activist and educator certified by the Specialty Coffee Association (2018-2021). After having been trained in France, Poland and Estonia, I started my career with the best in Belgium, then migrated for almost 2 years to New York where I worked as an adviser and educator.

I decided to come back to my hometown end of 2019 to share my passion with locals and tourists.

Beyond teaching, I collaborate with committed Belgian roasters, on the recognition of Specialty Coffee in Belgium and work for a better world "one bean at a time".
I am the founder of OK Coffee Tips - THE web platform dedicated to Specialty Coffee in French-speaking Belgium - and one of the few experts in Specialty Coffee in that area.

I operate as consultant, sales, columnist, activist and educator certified by the Specialty Coffee Association (2018-2021). After having been trained in France, Poland and Estonia, I started my career with the best in Belgium, then migrated for almost 2 years to New York where I worked as an adviser and educator.…
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Where you'll be

We’ll do the tour in downtown Brussels, around the Dansaert/Sainte-Catherine/Kanal area, known as the fashion district but also including a lot of historical markers. We will visit three great cafés and one micro roastery!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

Laura
October 2020
Great experience! The tour exceeded my expectations. Thomas knows how to transmit his passion for coffee. His tour is well structured, with a lot of information and powerful statements that put in value the importance of the quality of the coffee and its origin. I really enjoyed walking around with Thomas and discovering the best places to drink specialty coffee downtown Brussels.
Great experience! The tour exceeded my expectations. Thomas knows how to transmit his passion for coffee. His tour is well structured, with a lot of information and powerful statem…
Nina
October 2020
Une visite de Bruxelles inédite, pour apprendre 1000 choses sur le café de spécialité, mais aussi découvrir de chouettes lieux à Bruxelles, le tout guidé par Thomas, passionné et passionnant. Je recommande chaudement !
Matt
October 2020
Very informative, and with a very passionate host. Really someone with expertise and passion, something you don't come across every day. The locations we visited were carefully selected, and very authentic.
Roberta
September 2020
I could not recommend this tour enough. From the very beginning you can feel that Thomas is extremely passionate about coffee and loves sharing his knowledge with other people. He is very enthusiastic, communicative, friendly and made everyone feel welcome. I enjoyed it a lot and feel like I now know more about coffee!
I could not recommend this tour enough. From the very beginning you can feel that Thomas is extremely passionate about coffee and loves sharing his knowledge with other people. He…
Saskia
September 2020
Thomas is a great coffee guide and connoisseur without the pince-nez attitude! Bruxelles is becoming a leading scene in speciality coffee and this is the tour that will tell you (and have you taste) all about it.
Aurélie & Anthony
August 2020
Super chouette expérience au coeur de Bruxelles. Thomas partage sa passion du café et nous transporte dans son univers au travers de 4 établissements qu’il sélectionne avec soin. A faire et à refaire !

Choose from available dates

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  • Sat, Nov 21
    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $60 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We will walk from one place to another, along the Dansaert street. Bring comfortable shoes, MASK, WARM clothes and an umbrella in case of rain. Have breakfast before the tour as we wont take time to eat.
Sometimes the tour might last a little longer depending on attendees enthusiasm & questions

What to bring

Bring an umbrella and comfy shoes!! Brussels is quite rainy ;)

Mask and gel of course