Hamburg's Coffee Mile19 May 2007
Today's Abendblatt has an article on Hamburg's Coffee Mile on Grindelalle near the University, where 18 coffee shops are located on a 700 meter stretch. None of them are Starbucks. (None of them is a McCafé, either.)
The largest shop seems to be Balzac Coffee, which has 15 coffee shops in Hamburg, and according the Abendblatt they are planning on opening 15 more this year. Vanessa Kullmann, the founder of Balzac, has just written a book "Keine große Sache" telling how she started up. MamaMaus received it as a gift as an inspiration for her new business.