Port, as the sea gate of Tallinn, has always been an important place for the town.
Through centuries there has been much activity in the port.
The warehouse complex on Lootsi Street is a remainder of the good times of Tallinn trading port – the second half of the 19th century.
The warehouses that were built between the 1870s and I World War are known as Girard and Koch Storehouses, named after their original owners, Baron Girard de Soucanton and large merchant Koch.
The old buildings, retaining the history of the previous century, have been renovated to a modern tavern, coffee shop and shopping and service centre.
At the heart of tavern “Kochi Aidad” there is a small brewery, which uses the best German and Czech equipment chosen by the most acclaimed Estonian brewer master, Enn Kärblane. Lagering and serving tanks used have been prepared by Czech, and kettles by German masters. The chosen control automation is the best by Allen-Bradley Compact Logix. Of course, these best technological solutions, knowledge and equipment enable to brew the best beer at Koch brewery!
The visitors of the tavern may follow the whole beer brewing process from start to finish.
If so required, one may take a personal brewing course to acquire a Koch brewer diploma.
Koch Coffee Room offers its visitors fresh pies and cakes baked at the tavern. To compliment the pastries of Koch bakers, we offer different coffee drinks and a rich selection of wines that can be enjoyed while viewing the gallery exhibition at the café. On the second floor of Koch Coffee Room, there is Koch Wine Room, where one may get to know and enjoy exclusive wines that our sommeliers have selected for you from all over the world.