Our “place to be” for the breaks

Coffee is a quick pick-me-up, coffee is lifestyle, and above all coffee is pleasure! A study has shown that the Germans drink more coffee than water or beer. No wonder they’re so choosy when it comes to coffee beans or coffee machines. Some people go as far as to claim: “You have to pamper coffee machines like pets”. Well, that may be a bit over the top, but people will do almost anything for a really good cup of coffee. Which is precisely what you get from our beloved Café Dallucci at the heart of Krones AG in Neutraubling. Our staff all know the “place to be” for the breaks, but for everyone else I should like to spotlight the staff café.

Does this sound familiar? It’s nine o’clock in the morning, and you’ve been sitting in the office for two hours already. You had to get up much too early today. Tiredness is dragging you down, and concentration levels could do with some support. In our team we have a solution: when after two hours of work we need a minor caffeine boost, someone will say: “Well then, anyone feel like Dallucci?“ “Count me in!” And even when the weather’s cold and drizzly, we set off to enjoy the plant’s best coffee. Fortunately it’s not a long walk through Krones’ halls. And then we’ve arrived. As soon as we enter, we can smell the fresh coffee beans. At last we’ll be getting our longed-for, eagerly anticipated coffee. It’s even still steaming, that’s how hot it is.

From black coffee as the classic choice and perennial best-seller, then cappuccino and latte macchiato, all the way through to chai latte (our favourite, by the way), the choice is endless. For those of us with a sweet tooth, there’s a choice of different syrup flavours, like the universally popular vanilla syrup, but also hazelnut or coconut.

However, the Dallucci scores highly not only with its coffee variations, but also with sandwiches, snacks and cakes. After all, a small snack with your coffee can’t hurt, can it? And afterwards: back to work! All the more alert – and thanks to the friendly staff at Dallucci in a really good mood as well.

Shortly before noon, my stomach provides an acoustic starvation alert. So after a brief exchange of glances with my colleagues, off we go to the long-awaited lunch break. Today, we’ve decided not to go to the canteen, because the lunch menu in Dallucci sounded irresistible.

Every day there’s a new lunch menu. Delicacies like braised venison in a plum sauce with broccoli florets and cranberry dumplings are nothing out of the ordinary – as you can see, we could do far worse. Most of the prices lie between 3 and 6 euros, so you can afford to treat yourself. But careful, there’s a proviso: subject to availability!

Today we can look forward to a pumpkin soup with chilli and ginger. Delicious! But when we arrive, we see an enormous queue. It would appear we’re not the only ones to have been persuaded by the soup. We join the queue, which is moving quite fast. Good, it’s not going to take as long as we feared! After the first spoonful, it’s clear: all that queuing was worth it. The pumpkin soup tastes simply fantastic. We eat it up, clear away our plates, and (as always) get ourselves a coffee to go. Then the break is over again and back we go to our workplaces.

Does it sound as if we have a minor coffee addiction? Perhaps. But what could be better? And a coffee or two over the course of the day surely can’t hurt, can it 😉