This is the beginning of Germany’s sweetest season.
When Franzi thinks about Christmas back home, what stands out is a profuse sense of quiet. “Christmas in Germany is one of a kind,” she says, “It’s a time for reflection,” Yet it’s also a time for community. Friends gather during Advent for kaffeeklatsch, or “coffee chatter”—aka, afternoon coffee and cake. This December, Amber Grain is creating a Jersey version, serving warm conversation, hot coffee from Revolution Coffee Roasters and traditional Christmas cookies.