Begun by husband/wife team of Lukaš and Adéla Zugar, coffee roastery Dos Mundos is a company that above all, values relationships. Of course there’s the relationship with the customer and the desire to serve the best possible product, but there’s also the relationship with the farmers and importers who nurture the coffee trees, cherries, and beans all the way from the plantation to the roastery. I had a chance to sit down with Lukaš at their Vinohrady location and talk about Dos Mundos’ dedication to the entire coffee making process.
“It started just as a hobby,” Lukaš tells me. “Our friends and family really liked the coffees we were roasting ourselves at home and told us we should open a cafe.” What began as a hobby, eventually led the Zugar’s to leave their corporate jobs and open Dos Mundos in 2014. First, they completely renovated the space in Vinohrady, then came the task of finding and roasting the perfect beans.
“Coffee trees grow in very specific conditions,” Lukaš tells me. “You can’t be too high in altitude or too low, and it can’t be too wet or too dry.” Hence, the best coffees in the world tend to grow in a strip that follows the equator. Dos Mundos’ longest running cooperation is with a French owned Ecuadorean farm that strives for their trees to grow in the most natural conditions. The combination of the perfect climate and the natural surroundings produce a top-quality bean year after year. “One day we hope to buy our own small farm.” Lukaš says. “Mostly to experiment for our own enjoyment, but more so to better understand the challenges our farmers face.”
Dos Mundos is currently roasting 300 kilos of beans per week from farms in Columbia, Guatemala, Cost Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, and Ethiopia, providing their signature roasts in locations throughout the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. And, since 2017 Dos Mundos cafes in Vinohrady and Letná have offered homemade cakes and cookies from their private bakery. “The coffee competition in Prague and Brno is fierce, but it pushes us in quality,” says Lukaš. “It’s important for us to have a knowledgable staff, positive relationships with our farmers and community, and what we hope is the best coffee in the country.”
To find out more: dos-mundos.cz
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