Sourcing slapping and singing coffee beans, Roasted locally with care, Prepared with passion
Chiva Coffee is a project started to bring the coffee beans from my family in Colombia to the Netherlands.
My family has been growing coffee in the town of Gigante for generations. Located in Huila, a region known for great coffee.
As is usual for most coffee producers they would sell their coffee beans on the open market for low gains being tied to the commodity price of coffee.
In 2020 when the world was turned upside down we made the decision to finally bring the coffee to the Netherlands.
We partnered up with the Coffee Quest, who helped us with the logistics of export and import.
Because of a drive to be independent and flexible we bought a small electric coffee roaster to roast the coffee. First roasting in an apartment and selling locally and some dear coffee shops. We then moved the operation to The Hague in a small unit where we roast the coffee using solar power. We opened a pop-up espresso bar in a concept store to gather interest in our coffee while looking for a permanent spot to serve our coffees and snacks.
And now we're finally able to share the fruits of our labour at our own tiny cafe in Scheveningen. Located in the local shopping street the Keizerstraat 148a in a former shoe repair shop. We have a small cozy place to interact and chat while enjoying a cup of coffee and a sweet treat.
Here we offer both espresso drinks and filter coffee, using biological products wherever possible and offering plant milk without "plant tax"
Also look forward to different special and unusual coffees from Colombia and latin America.
Aside from the comfy "house" coffee we will find and share interesting lots of coffee.
In order to show the diversity of coffee, through varietals, cultivars and processing methods.
Aside from coffee we serve matcha, various chai, tea and hot chocolate
Come by for a coffee, freshly baked goods, beans or just a chat
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 ish - 17:00 ish