Coffee capsules with a specialty eye. What does it mean?
When we opened our first specialty coffee shop in 2016, Steamhouse Cafe quickly grew to become one of Budapest's leading coffee hubs. In 2017 we won the Hungarian Barista and Filter Championships, with specialty coffees from around the world. We are constantly training ourselves, attending workshops, and our life really revolves around quality coffee.
In 2020, when the pandemic forced us to close our cafés, we started to think about how to move forward. Then came the idea: if the guests can't reach us, let's reach the guests. So why not have a specialty coffee shop in the kitchen?
We've tasted a lot of capsules and realised that the problem with them is that almost all manufacturers see the coffee capsule as a convenient, home solution to make some kind of coffee at the touch of a button, but they are focused on serving the masses. We don't look at coffee pods the way the big guys do, but the way coffee should be. For us, it's the end result that counts - the cup, the first sip, the taste of the coffee, the finish.
In the specialty coffee industry, we believe that the highest quality is the most important thing, from roasting to storage and coffee making. So if we produce our coffee pods with the same strict criteria in mind, we can put a smile on many people's faces every morning with that first sip.