The original “Kaffeemühle” was built by Moritz Meier in 1699. His first mill had to give way to a fortification (the Doventorswall), and his subsequent new building did not last very long either. The complaints of competitors (yes, even back then…) were the reason that, soon, he had to build again, this time on the Junkers-Bastion along the ramparts (where the Olbers Planetarium was erected in 1850). However, this precursor of today’s building did not last long either. The wind conditions were so poor that he picked a windier place and moved to the location where today you drink your coffee, enjoy your cocktail or eat your meal in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.