Sunday, February 26, 2023

Ritter Sport ratings Spring 2023

Not much that's new under the sun! Three varieties this season: "Buenos Dias" Weisse Mango Maracuja from Spring 2020 (7.5/10), "Hi There" Salted Caramel from Spring 2022 (8/10), and a new one.

"Hola Amigos" Crispy Banana: 8/10

It's crispy and it tastes like banana! Like real banana, it starts to get a bit monotonous if you eat too much of it in one sitting. But that's just a good reason not to eat too much of it in one sitting.

Bring on some new new varieties!

Monday, February 06, 2023

Konstanz Working Cafés #9: Heimathafen

 New year, new café: Heimathafen in Fürstenberg.


  • Good coffee. ‘Nuff said.
  • Functioning wifi. Non-trivial.
  • Plug sockets next to tables.
  • Nice ambience. It’s in a modern, grey, nondescript concrete building, but the interior is quirky and welcoming, with mismatched old furniture and hipster lighting.
  • Very nice food, including options with egg, which are not that easy to find in Konstanz. Below is the avocado toast I had. (Don’t @ me, I’m a millennial, and anyway I already bought a flat.)
Avocado toast sandwich with egg, parmesan and cherry tomatoes, along with a big coffee.


  • Annoying music. We literally had Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley a bit ago, as well as a cover of Toploader’s Dancing In The Moonlight.
  • In the middle of nowhere. It is hard to overstate just how far this place is from civilization, nestled as it is between the industrial part of town and a yawn-inducingly tedious residential area. It takes two buses to get to it either from where I live or from the university. You’d hardly stumble upon it by accident – though it is worth the trip, if you plan to spend a decent amount of time there. (And it’s within spitting distance of Konstanz Fürstenberg railway station, for all the use that is.)
  • Closed on Tuesdays. (But my Tuesdays are full of meetings on campus anyway, so I don’t care.)
Price of a regular black coffee: €2.80.

Overall rating: ☕️☕️☕️ (3/5). Honestly, it’d be well above 4, were it not for the bad location.