Welcome to coffee nerd - specialty coffee in Heidelberg

Hi, my name is Thomas and I am the owner of coffee nerd in Heidelberg.

Inspired by the early coffee scene in Berlin 2008 and my passion for lightly roasted coffee I opened coffee nerd in 2012 in Heidelberg. Since the very first day we have a straight and simple concept, our main goal is to prepare the possibly best cup of coffee we can and share our passion for coffee with our guests in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

On our menu you will find coffee, roasted by very well known international roasters, like La Cabra, Coffee Collective, Drop Coffee, Friedhats, Manhattan Coffee. We change our coffee menu every 2-3 weeks, so you can always expect something new.

We would love to welcome you at our two Cafés in Heidelberg:

coffee nerd - specialty coffee
Rohrbacher Str. 9

This is our original Café located very central in Heidelberg with a laid back atmosphere, perfectly to meet your friends and hang out for nice cup of coffee.

coffee nerd - specialty coffee
Fischmarkt 4

This is our new Café opened in 2023, a very minimalistic place located in the old town of Heidelberg. Here we have a very modern coffee bar and offer a variety of world class coffees from the best roasters around Europe!

Coffee Collective

Creating the best coffee experiences in the world while helping farmers achieve more value is what drives us. At The Coffee Collective, we roast daily and focus on sustainability from seed to cup. With several competition awards in the bag, including gold in both the World Barista Championship and World Cup Tasting championships, we continue to explore exciting coffee experiences.

La Cabra

Taste – and almost exclusively, taste – has informed La Cabra’s roasting style ever since. There’s a purity that I look for when I say brightness – a purity of taste. I don’t want to drink a coffee without brightness; brightness drives sweetness.


In order to accentuate the expressive character of a coffee, an in-depth understanding of the raw material is required. We partner with progressive growers and producers who ensure each coffee cherry is nurtured and the quality of its seed preserved. By sourcing and roasting soon after harvest, our offering is resolutely seasonal and pays homage to the distinct nature of each coffee.

DAK Coffee

We select our coffees based on their unique tasting profiles and of course that are 100% fully traceable. We partner with importers that share our values and we roast each one of our coffees carefully to bring the best flavours they have to offer.

Sumo Coffee Roasters

Sumo Coffee Roasters mission is to create a transparent and ethical coffee business, which highlights and celebrates from the producers and farmers who put their heart and sweat into the craft to the baristas who will produce the finished product and everyone in between.

Sumo coffee roasters was founded in the summer of 2020 by World Cup Taster Champion 2019, Daniel Horbat.


We only want to sell coffee that tastes great, consistently and with transparency and honesty. We buy coffees directly from the producers and from trusted importers Europe-wide. We want our packaging to be reused, refilled and at the very least recycled.