Our café in Kárastígur originally opened its doors at the end of 2008 under the name of Kaffismiðja Íslands. In 2013 however, it underwent renovations and its name was changed to Reykjavík Roasters. The building has been in place since 1929 but before housing our café it used to be a small, typical convenience store on one side and a milk shop on the other, where it was possible to buy skyr and milk in bulk as it was customary in those days. Now, everything concerning our coffee production, including roasting, takes place in Kárastigur. We roast there every working day so if you want to see what coffee we are roasting and how just pop in and enjoy the toasty scent of warm coffee beans.
Our second café opened in August 2015 in Brautarholt 2, where Japis and then Rín’s musical instrument store was once located. Here we set up a brew bar where we ambitiously serve an ever-changing variety of coffees and teas which we hand-brew fresh for every order. With our focus being on our pour-overs and teas, we aim to enhance the customer experience by creating the perfect cafe atmosphere, from the time you enter to the last drop in your cup. We further this experience with our wider food menu, and by giving our customers access to the Roots Of Your Coffee poster, a mural that aims to give the customer the correct words to describe their coffee.