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årgang

Add: somewhere on Changle Road
Wechat: SYSH_100_4
Weibo: 實驗上海-Annie
Hours: reservation only via Wechat / Weibo
Price: drinks 35-40 RMB
Visited: Jul 2018

To discover årgang, you would have to wander down a residential alleyway on Changle Road and push open that half-closed white door at the very end. You would know that you are at the right place as soon as you hear jazz notes floating in the air, followed by that glorious, glorious small of freshly brewed coffee.

順著長樂路某個看似無奇的巷弄走到底,推開右手邊那半掩著的白色鐵門。首先注意到的是空氣中漂浮著的輕快爵士樂,接著,撲鼻而來的濃郁咖啡香氣。踏入這小空間時突然有種感覺:這裏的時間,似乎是以特別的流法在流著。

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The owners of this tiny cafe are Annie and Ray, a young couple known for their obsession with Nordic designs. The space is certainly true to its name “årgang” (which means vintage in Danish) as it’s filled 60’s and 70’s Scandinavian designs, from table to chairs to coffee cups to flower vases…

Note: it just so happens that the “a” and “r” in “årgang” also corresponds to Annie and Ray, while “gang” literally means together. A lovely coincidence indeed.

這是剛剛開幕的北歐小咖啡館 årgang。主理人是一對瘋狂著迷于北歐設計的年輕夫妻 – Annie 負責咖啡,Ray 負責音樂,空間由兩人共同設計,將北歐的元素自然而然地融入在每個角落。

注:由于喜歡古董 / 二手家具,Annie 和 Ray 將咖啡館取名爲 “årgang”,在丹麥語裏是 “vintage” 的意思。正好 a = Annie,r = Ray,gang = “一起” ,是個美好的巧合。

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If you pay attention to what Annie’s wearing on a daily basis, you will notice that she’s often donned in marimekko from head to toe. She only tones it down when she comes to the cafe as the space is already filled with bright colors…

曾在雜志上看過 Annie 和 Ray 家裏的照片,那北歐風格貫徹得相當極致。Annie 平時連穿衣服也是從頭到腳 marimekko,不過因爲 årgang 已經很多缤紛的顔色,所以在店裏時她會刻意打扮得素一些。

shanghai årgang 上海

But she still manages to sneak in some colors here and there.

不過在一些小細節上還是花俏的。總之,是個很可愛的人,簡直和店融爲一體了。

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Yes, colors. At årgang, you will find red coffee cups, orange window panes, yellow wall paint, green plants, blue floor tiles…a bright, cheery place it is.

北歐人喜歡用豐富的色彩讓漫長難熬的灰暗冬天好過一些。在 årgang 就可以看到紅色的咖啡杯、橙色的玻璃窗、黃色的牆面,綠色的植物、藍色的水磨地板 – 五彩缤紛、活潑地恰到好處。

shanghai årgang 上海

shanghai årgang 上海

shanghai årgang 上海

As for Ray, though his full time job is in the IT industry, he also doubles as a DJ at Dada on certain evenings. He has arranged for a vintage record player and Braun speakers at årgang to make sure that there’s good music to brighten up the (already very bright) space.

順帶一提,Ray 多重身份的其中一個是 DJ,時不時會在 Dada 放音樂。他在 årgang 擺了一台黑膠唱片機以及 Braun 音響,當天選擇了 Jim Hall sextet 的 Concierto,由六位優秀的爵士樂家(包括大家可能比較熟悉的 Chet Baker 和 Paul Desmond)合作而成。

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What I love about årgang is that, as it’s reservation only, it’s never too crowded. Think relaxing ambience, charming music, and good coffee…

由于是預約制的關系,店裏不會出現人滿爲患的情況。聽聽音樂,喝喝咖啡,悠閑的氣氛令人著迷。

shanghai årgang 上海

shanghai årgang 上海

shanghai årgang 上海

Annie is still relatively new to her role as a barista and is especially shy about her latte art, but not to worry, whether you are looking for a latte, a pour over, or cold brew, she’s got it. Most of the coffee beans are carried  back from their frequent visits to Europe, so it seems like there’s always going to be something interesting to try here.

Annie 雖謙虛地說自己還是咖啡新手(“哎呀,我的拉花還做的不行”),不過其實已經很好了。這裏可以喝到意式、手沖、冷萃,不少咖啡豆是 Annie 和 Ray 在歐洲旅行時帶回來的(比如最近剛從柏林提回的 The Barn)。

shanghai årgang 上海

shanghai årgang 上海

shanghai årgang 上海

The coffee cups are collected from their travels too, and there are some very lovely vintage marimekko, iittala, and Arabia to choose from.

咖啡杯也都是 Annie 和 Ray 從北歐搜集而來的好物 – marimekko、iittala、Arabia – 讓顧客按自己喜好挑選。我用的這個是 Arabia 和藝術家合作的手繪咖啡杯,據說是現在已非常難找到的稀品。

shanghai årgang 上海

shanghai årgang 上海

shanghai årgang 上海

shanghai årgang 上海

shanghai årgang 上海

If you are not into coffee, årgang also has a lovely peach soda, made with peach jam that Annie slow cooks herself every evening. It’s only slightly sweetened and very refreshing, perfect for the summer.

若不想喝咖啡,årgang 也有其它選擇,比如名字可愛又可口的 “桃氣”。Annie 用新鮮桃子加上少許冰糖慢熬成果醬,在享用前加上蘇打水和冰塊,微甜,清爽,太適合夏天了。炖煮過的桃子仍保有一點原本的口感,好想拿著勺子大口大口吃。

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There has been a bloom of coffee shops in Shanghai, but årgang is one of the few that catches the eye. As mentioned before this place is by reservation only, you may contact Annie via Wechat “SYSH_100_4” or Weibo “實驗上海-Annie” to reserve a time slot.

上海咖啡館一家接著一家開,但 årgang 是其中爲數不多能讓人眼睛一亮的。由于空間小經不起太多人同時湧入,所以采取完全預約制。詳細地址保密,想去的話可以直接跟 Annie 預約:微信 “SYSH_100_4” or 微博 “實驗上海-Annie” 皆可。

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On another note, Annie and Ray also has a Noric-themed Airbnb, click here for details if interested.

順帶一提,Annie 和 Ray 還有個北歐風格 Airbnb,有興趣的話可以點擊這裡查看喲。

 

årgang

地址:長樂路某巷弄裏
微信:SYSH_100_4
微博:實驗上海-Annie
營業時間:預約制,可通過微信/微博預約
價位:飲品 35-40 RMB
造訪於:2018年7月

 

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