Kronotrop is a small coffee shop where they take coffee seriously. Because they respect what coffee can offer, they opened Istanbul’s first micro roaster and brewery.
It is a place for gourmet coffee lovers in a side street of Istiklal Caddesi where they prepare and serve the best coffee in terms of flavor and freshness.
Back to Basics
The founder of the shop Çağatay Gülabioğlu is a successful independent entrepreneur who comes from Turkey’s capital, Ankara. He has searched and learnt about growing, roasting, grinding, brewing and enjoying coffee for years. Based on his research he notes that Turkey is a tea country and Turks do not have the real coffee culture.
This is why he opened Kronotrop just over half a year ago. He stands out with his rather universal attitude and targets foreigner customers rather than locals.
Only the Best Is Good Enough
- Single-Origin Beans — At Kronotrop they offer coffee based on single-origin beans because every bean brings a different flavor and experience. They select and import the beans from coffee-cultivating countries all over the world, such as Bolivia, Brasil, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Ruanda… The reason why you can choose from over 30 different coffee varieties.
- Freshness — Besides the origin of the bean, maybe the most important factor is their freshness. That’s why they roast the beans in-house using a micro 1 kg capacity roaster and only ground the beans the moment the customer orders the coffee. I don’t think there is a better way to get fresh coffee, yet it requires some patience deservedly.
- State-Of-The-Art Equipment — Another magical touch for gratifying coffee experience is using award-winning equipment. First there is the special grinder that pulverizes the beans without overheating them. Then there is the Nuova Simonella espresso coffee machine, the official choice of the World Barista Championship. For iced coffees they use the Japanese cold brew method to preserve the quality.
Take Away Coffee Shop
The shop is cozy, with exposed brick walls, a large blackboard above the counter listing all the possible beverages, and only four stools in front of it. Because the shop is so small, a lot of people order their coffee to go, which also makes it Istanbul’s first ‘take away’ coffee shop.
To get there, walk halfway through Istiklal Caddesi until the Galatasary High School, run down the side street and then find the shop on your left. You can’t miss really; just follow the smells of excellent freshly brewed coffee.
Address: Yeniçarşı Cad. No:5/B Beyoğlu, Taksim
Telephone: +90 212 249 92 71