Czarny Deszcz: The #1 coffee manufacture in Wroclaw.
Some days, the only thing you need to get you out of bed is a good coffee. However, we often swap excellent products for something more convenient. In this article, I will talk about the coffee Czarny Deszcz, a local brand which provides quality beverages, for low prices.
What is Czarny Deszcz?
Czarny Deszcz (en. Black Rain) is a Wroclaw coffee project that sells espresso coffee and alternatives. They also offer barista training and specialty accessory distribution. Founded in 2014, this company has its main headquarters on Stanislawa Pilata street. Czarny Deszcz distributes their products in more than 10 locations in town. This brand’s esteemed values are quality, freshness and responsibility.
What products do they offer?
This manufacture provides a wide variety of products. Their single specialty beans, designed for espresso coffees, are roasted and smoked with different unique flavors. The beans are imported from Brazil, as well as Nicaragua and Ethiopia. All the blends can be ordered from the brand’swebsite or picked up from the following distributors in Wroclaw: Concept Stu Mostów, Cocofli, Natural Bazaar, Cerubinowy Wedrowiec, Piekarnia Kumin.
But what places serve this coffee?
If you’re a student who spends their entire day on the run, you most likely don’t have the time or means to press and brew your own coffee beans. Luckily, you can find these caffeinated beverages in more than 10 different locations in Wrocław, listed bellow:
Cofee Shops & bakeries
Restaurants & breweries
Browar Stu Mostow
Therefore, next time you’re on the lookout for a good cup of coffee in Wrocław, maybe you’ll be more inclined to give this local brand a try and let their amazing coffee make your day better.
Tons of food goes to the trash! What to do to avoid a huge waste of food? Food sharing is one of the answers!
Data shows that about 9 million tons of food is wasted annually in Poland. The value of this food is probably about PLN 50 for each Pole every month. 35% of the food go for disposal. That’s why we should try food sharing.
Sharing is a new trend.
Economics based on sharing is a relatively new trend in the economy and society. It involves the direct exchange of goods and services between consumers who mainly communicate via special websites or social media. With the help of this term, the entire spectrum of online businesses have the potential to revolutionize the global market for the exchange of goods and services. Also it can be both non-profit and profitable. However is about exchanging between one man and another. In this Expats in Wroclaw article. I want to focused on NON PROFIT form.
How does it starts? The first Food Sharing point was opened in May 2016 in Warsaw. Therefore Torun, Cracow, Wroclaw and Poznan followed the idea. Other cities followed them consequently. Social refrigerators in Wroclaw are mostly grow due to the idea of the group WeźPomóż.pl, which promotes the idea of sharing food in Lower Silesia. Anyone who wants can bring food to the fridge. Food will be available in the fridge for those in need. Food sharing points are for everyone – the material status of people who visit it is not checked here. The whole system finally works freely.
What can you put in a shared fridge? The basic rule: bring what you would eat by yourself. Home products such as cake or soup must be packed in disposable, sealed containers with the exact date of preparation and description on packaging. Furthermore you can put dry products on special shelf.
What can you not bring?
Products that contain raw meat, raw eggs, unpainted milk products (unless they are vacuum-packed and have a valid shelf-life) can not be accepted; open canned food or jars with preserves; products that have exceeded the shelf-life date; products with signs of breakage. The rules for products are posted on the front door of the refrigerator too.
Volunteers, companies and food rescuers
All sharing food points function because of volunteers. They are usually young people who, using social media – mainly Facebook – are trying to buy refrigerators, shelves, social signs and also make sure that the place is working properly. In addition volunteers check in this points cleanliness standards, wash it, if there’s a need, bring food or throw out expired products.
Where are the Refrigerators in Wroclaw? We have seven of them in Wroclaw!
ul. Ludwika Rydygiera 25a (Nadodrze)
ul. Osobowicka 129 (Osobowice) – A point at the church of St. Teresa of the Baby Jesus
ul. Zachodnia 1 (Szczepin) – Point at the Council of the Szczepin
ul. Okulickiego 2 (Zakrzów) Point next to Stanisław Jabłonka’s Friendly Home Foundation and with the help of Take Pom Pom)
ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 31-33 (Old Town)
ul. Grabiszyńska 56 (Grabiszyn) next to coffeehouse Neighborly
ul. Gajowicka 96a
In addition, this type of idea strengthens mutual trust, fills a need for convenience and it gives meaning of belonging to community. It seems like it has positive impact on the environment.
If you want to find more food sharing places in Poland, check this link
If you’re a fan of plants I invite you for non-obvious trip.
There is nothing more inseparable from humanity than nature. Nowadays, plants are becoming a very strong trend in fashion and indoor design; but today I want to pull you out of couch and make you go outside. I’d like to show you some places in Wroclav, where you can admire different kinds of plants.
First point on our tour map is Botanical Garden with Green House inside. The object is open between 2nd of April and 12th of November. During a few months, we can observe plants and flowers daily. And a ticket for student cost 10 PLN. Garden is located near well-known, historical Ostrów Tumski.
In Wroclav’s Garden you can admire cacti and other succulents in a historic Cactus House, as well as in two greenhouses where succulents of Africa and of Mexico are presented. Under the greenhouse’s roofs there is an impressive collection of exotic plants originating from warmer climatic zones. This is the best place to make “tropical” photos and breathe fresh air in the middle of the city.
Leaving the Garden, we go to the newly opened place on the map of Wroclav. rośliny. is a modern and minimalistic store. Here, the plants are in the spotlight. We can gain knowledge of how to take care about different types of plants and buy a beautiful seedling, too. I also recomand you to find them on Instagram. They’re amazing. rośliny.
Next place we’re going to visit is a beautiful mural, located near Galeria Dominikańska. It has been painted on one of Wierzbowa Street’s walls, surrounded by modern office buildings. Read more about murals.
Maze at Brochów The last stop on the track is the Labyrinth at Wroclaw Brochów. The labyrinth that you will find in the park, today is a hornbeam labyrinth designed in the 1990s as part of a revitalization project. A walk through the maze is a game; it might give you some adrenalin. Having a long walk in the tunnel, after another turn you may come across a wall and have to turn back.
I hope you will enjoy my tips for spending your “green” day in Wroclaw!
First time in Wrocław? Check how travellers doing it!
Krzysztof Gonciarz is a polish journalist, traveller and books writer. He is also one of the most popular polish vloger. His main channel on Youtube has more than 700 000 subscribers. At November 2016 he Was for the first time in Wrocław and in this article we can reconstruct his path.
At the begining Krzysztof went to the city centre. He visited market square and university buildings. He was really charmed about architecture in Wrocław, especially the old churches and historical monuments like Hala Targowa, National Museum or Public Library.
In Wrocław next to old buildings stands fresh ones like for example National Forum of Music. Krzysztof also noticed this. It’s a consequence of tragic flood in 1997 year which destroyed bigger part of the city. This is why in Wrocław old and new buildings neighbouring.
He didin’t miss cult places like Wrocław’s neons or Ostrów Tumski – historical complex of Christian buildings with traditional lamp which the lightkeeper light up every evening by hand. Unfortunately he was late to bought tickets to see Panorama Racławicka which is the biggest (15 × 114 meter) cycloramic painting in Poland and mandatory object to visit when you are first time in Wrocław.
One thing always attract attention of tourists visiting Wrocław. The Wrocław’s Dwarfs which more than three hundreds are scattered around the city. Try to find each of them and then you can tell you know this city. Maybe some day Krzysztof will accept challenge like this, but he didin’t for his first time in Wrocław. Enjoy the video and necessarily visit Wrocław city!
Osiem Misek is the place, which was created from passion, dreams and young energy. Monika and Adam, pair of friends with a long internship in gastronomy have decided to open their own business.
Three years ago food truck were the best option for the beginning for them and it was the best idea, as it turned out. Because of Adam’s knowlage about asian cuisine their restaurant became in this way. From the beginning flagship dishes are the best pad-thai in Wroclaw, as you know, and pulled pork bao.
After two years they decided to make another big step for their buisness and open a real restaurant in their own chill style. New, bigger menu and other oportunities became more succesfull than they expected.
In place Osiem Misek on Włodkowica 27 you can try their flagship dishes like best pad-thai in Wroclaw and also classics like ramen (in two types), BanaNova dessert and a fev variations about butter bao buns.
Menu is not too big, because everything from the beginning to delivery to your table is prepared by their own hands. Apart from that, of course every dish is prepered with a big accuracy and precision, also looks like little work of art, what you can see on photos.
From three years of activity Osiem Misek became famous in Wrocław, what results in queues, because in Miski place there is no reservation. Also you need to wait above 30 minutes for your meal. But believe me – it’s worth it!
You may ask me what is the secret of the best pad-thai in Wroclaw from osiem misek? I don’t know, but you need to try and maybe you will descover it!
If you’re interesting in asian cuisine there are more and more restaurants in this style. For example you can check:
Meetings for Expats in Wroclaw? What is purpose? Why is worth to be here?
Are you feeling alone in Wroclaw? Not so many people understand from where are you from? Are you feeling depressed by this fact?
If yes – I’m sure you are ready for meet interesting people (expats, citizen of Wroclove) speaking many languages from different countries in one place!
Meetings for Expats in Wroclaw as the best way to practise for FREE your skills and get to know wonderful friends sometimes for the rest of your life!
Here we are!
1. La Serata Italiana
You’re all invited to Italian meeting called “La Serata Italiana” where everybody can practice Italian language in festive atmosphere with many gentle italian language lovers like a pro.
The meeting is for free, we are open-minded, every level of language is welcome, sometimes we mix polish and italian for better understanding 🙂
Come!!! Huge opportunity to drink good quality wine and eat some pasta, pizza, insalata together like in Italy! Don’t be afraid, take your friends and we see each other! Worth to be here!
When? – on Wednesday at 7 pm!
Where? – Deli by Bułka z Masłem! Address: P. Włodkowica 8a, 50-072 Wroclaw
2. French Meeting/Soirée Francophone
Crazy meetings destinated for fracophiles people! All French-speaking and lovers of this language, regardless of their level of familiarity, are welcome to take part in those meetings for expats in Wroclaw! You can easily practise your french skills with open-minded and friendly guys – of course entry for free!
As winter is finally coming, we have also something special for our eastern neighbours lovers! In the city we have more and more emigrants from Ukraine and Russia (not only students from Erasmus project, but also expats looking for a job, better quality of life etc.), so it shows there is huge need to organise and take part in such meetings!
We can discuss every topics, starting from lovely dishes, history, culture, drinking vodka – than even, as shown the past – build successful network related to our future career.
When? on Sunday at 8 pm!
Where? Kocia Kołyska => Address: Rynek 5, 50-102 Wrocław
4. Spanish meeting
Do you speak Spanish? Or do you want to learn this beautiful language? Come to Spanish Meeting! Beautiful opportunity to feel spanish flow, mentality and will to live! Promise – after that meeting nothing won’t be the same in your life! I’m sure even this year you will visit Spain for make some siesta! Unforgettable atmosphere, tasty wine, churros and energy! We are waiting for you!
When? every Friday at 7 pm!
Where? Księgarnia Hiszpańska Wroclaw La Librería Española de Wrocław, Address: Szajnochy 5, 50-076 Wrocław
5. Pilates in English
Event destinated for English language lovers who wanna stay active, wanna spend time with other expats or need just to repair their stressed body and mind after long hours spent in corporation.
Professional Pilates studio located in Krzyki invites for cosy sessions. Come and try – maybe is the best way to put all stress away! Good mood guaranteed!
6. Friday Travel Meeting – best meetings for Expats in Wroclaw!
If you want to start new adventure in your life: meet new people focused on travelling, get to know different cultures, practice soft and languages skills by sharing and showing your travel expertise – we are waiting for you!
The meeting is destinated for travelers, Erasmus students, crazy adventure lovers. We meet to talk about our life experience, travel plans, we are playing games, discussing, laughing . Bring your travel stories and good mood for your future friends!
When? every Friday, start from 9 pm!
Where? Korba Kuchnia Dzień, Address: Świętego Mikołaja 18-20, 50-134 Wrocław
*** Pages to recommend on fb where you can check all updates on incoming events and current topics discussed by our expats :
Language Exchange Club Wroclaw – https://www.facebook.com/groups/lecwroclaw/ – language tandems, daily topics, life in Wrocław from expats point of vue – concerts, events, law, administration, free time
Wroclaw Language Cafe – International Meetings – https://www.facebook.com/WroclawLanguageCafe/ – non-profit project for language and culture exchange nights, meetings for Expats in Wroclaw -tandems, meetings, multiple cultural events
When you are a citizen of Wroclove it will be really easy to warm them up and find the love of your live!
I will show you how to achieve this in 5 simple steps! Are you ready?
The easiest way to find someone is to get out of your house, leave your comfort zone behind and just flirt. In Wroclove people are really open-minded and easy-going so it shouldn’t be a problem for you to find someone special. Now you can use so many opportunites, e.g. cultural events, trainigs on a gym or walking with the dog. Come on and give us a feedback how it was!
Wrocław offers singles meetings in form of speed dating. What is that? Dating for singles in the city center of Wroclaw, great fun and an idea for a nice evening in good company. During these meetings, singles will experience a dozen of 5-minute quick dates during which you can talk to very interesting people. Who knows maybe among them you will find the love of your life?If you want more information you should definitely check this website: http://speed-dates.pl/randki/wroclaw/
Wrocław language Cafe
Recently a great initiative has been created that unites people from all over the world! Wrocław Language Cafe is a non-profit project for language and culture exchange nights. During this event you can meet new people and new cultures, but of course also improve your skills in foreign languages. Visit their Facebook profile and do not waste your chance!
Groups on Facebook
There are a lot of groups on Facebook, where foreigners exchange their experiences about their life in Wroclaw. Why would not you try and find the love of your life right there. Make an appointment and exchange not only experiences!
We do not need to present anyone this application. Tinder also operates in Wrocław and has a mass of engaged users. Perhaps that’s where the love of life awaits you, who knows? If you do not try, you will not find out! With this funny accent, we bustle with you and wish you success in looking for love in your lives. Let us know in the comments how the search is going and whether our advice was helpful. May the force be with you!