'Traditional cafés have their own sparkle, but this café is the new way. It's a more creative, more challenging environment to me as an artist. Tradition doesn't challenge me.'
- Head Barista Zaneseni Umetnik
'I'm most passionate about new ways to make coffee. The Syphon, Aeropress, Chemex, V60 dripper. . .these methods are now becoming more and more popular in Belgrade.'
'We now have opened 7 shops since 2014. This is the future, but it will take time.'
Words and images by Fred Shively and Paul Kelly, the Balkan Caffeinators.
What is Balkan Caffeination?
Our mission is to explore why coffee and cafés are central to the Balkan way of life.