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Lviv Lures Coffee Lovers

20. September 2010 by Michelle 0 Comments

If you love java, you gotta visit some Lviv ladies! Known as western Ukraine’s capital city, Lviv is home to nearly 700 java joints and coffee cafes. It was also the home of Yuriy Kulchytsky, founder of the first coffeehouse in Europe.


The beverage became so central to the life and culture of this city that residents now regard coffeehouses as more than just places to perk up; they are popular locations to see and be seen, conduct business deals, or just gather with friends.


This weekend, the fourth annual coffee festival expects to draw in drinkers from all over Ukraine. Baristas battle for the best brew as tasters vote for the finest recipes. They also select their favorite coffeehouse. Last year’s winner was Svit Kavy, or World of Coffee, which sits near the Latin Cathedral at Katedralna Ploshcha Square. With over 30 blends and a delightful display of vintage grinders, this traditional coffee place is popular with locals and tourists.


The festival also entertains into the evenings with film showings, jazz concerts, and theatrical performances. In addition to freshly brewed coffees, tasty teas and sugary desserts are also served.


If you're keen on coffee, or kava as Ukrainians call it, plan a tour of these famous symbols of Lviv with your favorite Ukrainian bride!



Photos: www.coffeefest.lviv.ua