“Coffee – the favorite drink of the civilized world.” – Thomas Jefferson
According to the TV documentary Madwarna, coffee was first introduced to Europe in the island of Malta in the 16th century, through slavery. Turkish Muslim slaves had been imprisoned there by the Knights of St John in 1565 where they used to make their own traditional beverage. These prisoners were described as industrious, and manage to earn some money by preparing coffee, thus coffee became the beverage of choice amongst the wealthy Maltese.
As for Europe, a vibrant trade between the Republic of Venice and the Muslims of North Africa, brought coffee to this leading European port, where merchants introduced coffee to the wealthy Venice community. Although many coffee shops was operational in Malta by then, the first coffee house was then opened in Venice is 1645.
Coffee drinking has hugely evolve and refined over the years but the experience and joy of this freshly roasted drink, has changed little from when it was first mentioned in history in the 15 hundreds.
Coffee roasting has become an art, and it calls for an experienced Barista to prepare the perfect cup. At Vintage Amber we believe that one should take some time out to enjoy our premium coffee – Our Artisan Coffee, freshly roasted Arabica beans, is especially roasted for us in the Cradle Region.
Come on in, sit and relax in our tranquil little shop and enjoy a cup of coffee you deserve – The best!
We bake daily fresh Croissants for the coffee shop and prepare our own quiches in our kitchen. Our divine, mouth-watering cakes is a must have – From our signature Mozart Cake, our baked cheese cakes and scrumptious carrot cake. Some days you might be in luck to find some eclairs or pasteis de nata and we might just have some Hummingbird cake on offer. Here, you are greeted by the friendliest staff ever to sit down for a while for a scrumptious breakfast or a light lunch.