Coffee Shops

Coffee culture has been fairly new to arrive to most of the post-Soviet space, but has spread and developed rapidly. Most coffee shops here are local players that are either building chains or, sometimes, which have turned themselves into local cultural institutions.

Explore your coffee options for: Moscow; St. Petersburg; Irkutsk; Vladivostok; Bishkek; Kyiv; and Warsaw.

Coffee in Russia: From the Tsars to the Soviets to Today

The history of coffee in Russia has long reflected the country’s wider history. Originally a western import brought by Peter the Great, coffee culture has risen and fallen with the country’s revolutions and wars, and with its economic developments and collapses. Today, an increasingly thriving coffee culture can be found across Russia as record amounts […]

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