INSIDR RECENTLY MET WITH TERRES DE CAFÉ OWNER, CHRISTOPHE, TO LEARN MORE OF HIS EXTRAORDINARY ROLE IN REVOLUTIONISING THE FRENCH COFFEE SCENE

Long dominated by expats in Paris, the “troisième vague” (third wave) coffee movement has introduced specialty coffee firmly onto the Parisian gastronomy scene. There is, however, one individual by the name of Christophe Servell who, along with his team of coffee enthusiasts, is flying the French flag in a revolutionary attempt to put France on the international map for specialty coffee.

Christophe began his revolutionising mission modestly back in 2009 when he opened his first coffee joint, Terres de Café. The glowing reputation this coffee boutique quickly earned meant it soon outgrew its miniature shop-front, with queues of caffeine-eager punters outside becoming a permanent fixture. Today, Terres de Café has grown to consist of four coffee boutiques as well as an online store selling a vast range of their purest, highest quality expresso capsules, coffee machines and coffee. Christophe is also spreading his coffee expertise by partnering with local Parisian restaurants and bistro’s, equipping them with their own unique blend of Terres de café coffee, each one customised to work harmoniously with the restaurants menu and individual style. INSIDR took a trip to meet Christophe and discover their most recent boutique to open, located just a stone throws away from the original, found in the trendy 4th arrondissement of Paris.

 

Walk through the tastefully understated entrance, you are instantly greeted with the welcoming aroma of rich, freshly brewed coffee. A quick glance around the sleek interior, you will notice the lack of coffee tables; This is quite intentional. Terres de Café is not a café in the traditional sense, rather it is a “coffee bar”, and by its very definition should be enjoyed as one would enjoy a session of wine tasting at a quality wine bar. This coffee joint is a place to taste, discuss, buy and savour quality coffee by expertly trained barista’s. If you are lucky, you may even be served by Mikaël, a finalist in the French coffee art championships, so whilst you may not be able to order your skinny Melbourne macchiato or double mocha latte, you will be served with a picture perfect, quality coffee.  


WANT MORE FREE
TOP PARIS TIP?


          Christophe Servell, owner and founder of Terres de Café

          Christophe Servell, owner and founder of Terres de Café

 

A short discussion with Christophe and you can immediately sense his passion for coffee. Only recently returned from Brazil after one of his many excursions to personally source the Terres de Café coffee beans, Christophe becomes animated talking about his coffee production process; from the bean sourcing to expert roasting, Christophe relishes in rediscovering old techniques and pioneering in the new to perfect the perfect cup of coffee. This passion is translated into the quality of the coffee he produces, in 2015 he was awarded best coffee roaster in France for his Ethiopie H3 BIO blend. Balancing a delicate mix of coffee beans from 3 micro-plantations in Ethiopia, once made into an expresso, this coffee is a divine aromatic blend of spicey and chocolatey tones. 

 

The new boutique is the epitome of Christophe’s coffee vision; combining quality coffee, a shop front for their expertly produced products, a range of coffee machines for sale, and above all a friendly atmosphere for people to relish an excellent coffee, or three. 

Check out Mikaël Instagram: @mikmika99

Check out Mikaël Instagram: @mikmika99

Blancs Manteaux

Open Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am- 7:15pm
Sunday 1-6pm 

40 rue des Blancs Manteaux
75004 

Rambuteau

Open Monday 9am- 6pm Saturday 9am-7:15pm
Sunday 10am- 7pm

14 rue Rambuteau
75003

 

 

 


DON'T LET THE TOP TIPS STOP THERE! 

Check out the INSIDR smartphone, a digital guidebook which will not only keep you connected during your Paris adventure, but give you all the information you need with one click so you can experience Paris like a true Parisian.