Name: Dritan Alsela
Age: 40 Jahre
Studied Profession: Engineer
Social: Facebook • Instagram • Youtube
As we sit down with Dritan and sip a few selections of his masterpieces we learn that with passion, determination and mere enjoyment anything is possible. With spending almost half of his time abroad this year attending coffee events across the world, Dritan is a man with a busy schedule. He envisages continuing to influence a community of people who just like himself wake up, make coffee, drink coffee and make more coffee (#baristalife). You can follow Dritan on his Facebook and Instagram.
Good Morning- Where do you drink your morning coffee? To wake up? At home in my kitchen.
For a healthy and fresh lunch you go to? I normally eat at work.
Your go-to place/route to unwind, walk and clear your mind? Granfenberger Wald (Forest).
Three places in Duesseldorf that one must see? Altstadt (Old City), Medienhafen (Media Harbour) and Rheinufer (River Rhine Promenade).
For coffee and cake one must go to? No time for coffee/cake and I don’t eat cake.
Where is your favourite place to entertain friends / family for a nice evening? I prefer to entertain at home.
Which restaurant to you represents the typical flavour of Duesseldorf? Bar Olio
Your favorite Altbier? Uerige
Your favorite bar or favorite bartender? Riva in the Media Harbour (MedienHafen) and my favourite bartender Pllumb Tafili, beyond exceptional.
A special, memorable night you’ve had in Duesseldorf? Fortunas movement into the first division league in the Altstadt.
Where and when to you feel like a typical „Duesseldorfer“? Going for a run along the Rhine.
What do you miss most from the city, when you are not in Duesseldorf? Good food, good coffee and of course the altbier.
If Duesseldorf could eat, what would it taste like? Currywurst after a game of football.
What to you love most about Duesseldorf? The elderly, the real Altbier drinkers, they are laid-back and humorous
Your Top 3 Shopping-stores in Duesseldorf? I rarely go shopping, if so only at Anson’s; as they have everything a man needs..
Is there a Duesseldorfer Designer or Artist , who you particularly appreciate, if so who and why? I appreciate Jürgen D. Floh, a talented, hardworking, fun, good-looking artist over 70. He is the one to take credit for the world map design in the Barista School.
What are the rules for your personal style? What do you find good? What do you find not so good? My only rules when styling are: dress warmly in winter and in summer wear light comfortable clothing, as my mother taught me when I was a child.
Describe the typical Duesseldorfer-Style in three words: Luckily I can spot this quite well being a football follower and owning a cafe in Flingern.
simple – sporty – timeless
What is your favourite food? Steak.
Where is your favorite place to relax? Either jogging or playing football
Your favorite travel destination? Recently I travelled to Israel and loved it. I was also in Bali a few months ago and am now obsessed with it.
What book currently lies on your table? Coffee Books
What film did you last see? The Intouchables
Your All-Time-Favorite-Movie? Hangover I
What’s currently on your playlist or record-player? I don’t have a record-player or a playlist at the moment.
Your All-Time-Favorite-Song? Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd
Which team do you follow? F95
Text & Interview: Alex Grentree
Fotos: Sabrina Weniger
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