Dos Mundos Coffee Roastery

A flat white, made with a San Rafael from Honduras, one of two daily single-origins on espresso at Dos Mundos in Prague. Served in a glass, it's presented on a wooden tray with a glass of water on the side.Monday’s Coffee Spot takes us back to last summer in Prague, when I found so many great coffee shops that I’m still writing about them! Today is the turn of Dos Mondus, another well-established player, which has had a coffee shop/roastery in Vinohrady, east of the centre, since 2013, with a second café opening across the river in Holešovice in 2017.

Typically, I visit places in reverse order, but this time I got it the right way around, trying the original coffee shop/roastery on Korunní first. Occupying a pair of adjoining rooms, the seating is all on the right, while the left-hand side holds both the counter and the roastery, with the roaster, a lovely-looking 6kg Giesen, taking pride of place in the window.

All the coffee is roasted on-site on Mondays and Thursdays, with two options on espresso and one on batch brew. The specific options change daily, drawn from a seasonal selection of up to 10 single-origins from around the world (Dos Mundos had seven single-origins on offer during my visit), all of which are available through V60, Aeropress or Chemex. Naturally, all the beans are available to buy as well, along with a selection of coffee-making kit.

You can read more of my thoughts after the gallery.

  • The ornate, white façade of Dos Mundos on the northern side of Korunní in Vinohrady.
  • The sign symbolises the two worlds of coffee coming together in a single bean.
  • The front walls, meanwhile, hold blackboards. This one is, I think, advertising capsules.
  • The windows, meanwhile, have some lovely flower boxes.
  • Let's go in, shall we?
  • Dos Mundos occupies two rooms. You enter on the right, where you'll find the seating.
  • To the left, where the party wall used to be, is the counter...
  • ... and at the front of the counter, in the window, is the 6kg Giesen roaster.
  • The view from the back of the coffee shop side of Dos Mundos.
  • The door is in the middle of the wall on this side, with retail shelves and seating...
  • ... arranged around a central, six-person communal table. There's a short two-seat bar...
  • ... on the right, while here's the communal table. Beyond this, in the right-hand corner...
  • ... is a small, round, four-person table.
  • Finally, there are a pair of stools against the counter on the left.
  • These are of a rather different character to the others in Dos Mundos!
  • There are retail shelves everywhere. Coffee-making equipment lines the right-hand wall...
  • ... with more just to the left of the door.
  • This has espresso accessories on the bottom shelf...
  • ... and grinders on the top shelf.
  • Finally, at the back, are the all-important coffee beans.
  • All of Dos Mundos' range is for sale: these are from Ecudor and Peru...
  • ... while this shelf includes the African coffees and a Mexican decaf.
  • To business. The counter separates the two sides of Dos Mundos: coffee shop & roastery.
  • You order at the till at the left-hand end...
  • ... while the day's espresso and batch brew choices are at the other end...
  • ... by the espresso machine.
  • Pour-over is at the back, underneath the large menu board on the wall behind the counter.
  • There's a concise espresso-based menu, plus various filter options...
  • ... while the seasonal single-origins are listed to the left.
  • I went with the Honduran San Rafael, one of two choices for espresso, which I had...
  • ... in a flat white, served in a glass on a wooden tray, glass of water by the side.
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Dos Mundos is on the northern side of Korunní, near the top of the hill to the east of the Church of Saint Ludmila. It’s a fairly small space, with an ornate white façade. There’s a single window to the left, with the door to the right, both openings surmounted by arches. The empty wall space along the front is occupied by two large menu boards, written in chalk. Inside, Dos Mundos occupies a pair of rooms, the party wall having been knocked through and replaced by a broad, low arch. The counter runs under the arch, separating the two spaces.

The door leads you into the right-hand room, the coffee shop side, which is dominated by a large, six-person communal table in the centre, seating provided by high, square-topped stools. This is directly ahead of you as you enter, while to your right is a short, two-person bar. Alternatively, there are two round stools on the left by the counter. Finally, in the back right-hand corner, a small, round table has four low stools.

The remaining space is occupied by retail shelves. There are a pair of standalone equipment shelves against the front wall to the left of the door, while right at the back, just by the counter on the back wall, are three more shelves with bags of coffee for sale. Finally, three shelves run high up on the right-hand wall, lined with pour-over equipment.

The second room has the roastery at the front, with the Giesen taking pride of place in the window. The remaining two-thirds of the space belongs to the counter, a large, uncluttered affair with till at the front and espresso machine at the far end, the beans of the day written up on a small sign in front of it. A more extensive menu, which includes all the current single-origins, is chalked up on a blackboard which runs the full width of the wall behind the counter. Finally, the pour-over station is on the workspace under the menus.

Dos Mundos, which is Spanish for “two worlds”, gains its name from the two worlds of coffee, the world of coffee farms (green beans), and the world of roasters/coffee shops (brown beans). The owners chose to name it in Spanish because that’s the language spoken in many coffee-growing countries.

Dos Mondus specialises in lighter roasts and has a range of coffee from around the world. It’s the ideal place to come if you want to try a variety of coffees: you could come every day of the week and have a different one! It’s also idea if you want to watch the roaster at work, although sadly for me, I visited on a Friday afternoon.

During my visit Dos Mundos had three African coffees, three Central American coffees and one from South America. The concise espresso-based menu has two daily options: mine were a Kenya Karagoto (which was also on batch brew) and a Honduran San Rafael. Although tempted to try the Kenya both ways, it was the end of a long day and I was already over-caffeinated, so I took the Honduran in a flat white, which was lovely, very different from the typical sweet, chocolatey flat whites that I’m used to, although I couldn’t put my finger on the precise difference.

KORUNNÍ 968 • 120 00 VINOHRADY • PRAGUE • CZECHIA
www.dos-mundos.cz +420 736 454 762
Monday 08:00 – 19:00 Roaster Dos Mundos (espresso + filter)
Tuesday 08:00 – 19:00 Seating Tables, Counter
Wednesday 08:00 – 19:00 Food N/A
Thursday 08:00 – 19:00 Service Order at Counter
Friday 08:00 – 19:00 Payment Cards + Cash
Saturday 12:00 – 17:00 Wifi Free (with code)
Sunday 12:00 – 17:00 Power Yes
Chain Local Visits 21st June 2019

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