Have you ever been standing line at your cafe to pick up some coffee and though, hey, I really need some new underwear, but I have no time to go to another store? You haven’t? Well I haven’t either, but if I had, I would have been lucky that Tchibo exists.
Tchibo is a German coffee shop/random stuff store that you can find all over the place, often in city centers and train stations. It is seriously the weirdest place with the most random assortment of goods. You walk in and there is a regular coffee bar, and the one I was at had a cluster of standing tables and a little standing bar (it isn’t uncommon in Germany for coffee or snack places to have no chairs).
They also sell coffee machines – specifically of the single serve variety.
But then you turn around and there is underwear hanging on the wall.
They also have various household goods, like bathroom supplies, tableware, and essential oils/other smelly things.
Household wares and clothes are pretty much always there, but they bring in seasonal goods as well. Right now you can buy a radio that you can recharge with a crank and a pop-up two person tent. Just in case you forgot about your impending camping trip on your way to grab a cup of joe!
Tchibo will also have displays in supermarkets where they sell their store brand coffee as well as some of their clothes and household goods – so if you don’t want to go to the coffee shop to get your coffee brand bras, you can still find them in other stores and online.