Recipe of the month – Coffee and chocolate

Espresso – an Italian invention between Swiss railway tracks and La Dolce Vita

Did you know that espresso was invented in the course of industrialisation and because of the railway? Since there was little time to change trains between two connections, it was invented: the espresso – coffee that can be drunk quickly.

Coffee tasting at Latrace

Baking recipe for chocolate fans: chocolate cake “Nathalie” inspired by Trish Desine

For 6-8 people
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Baking time: 22 minutes

The cake can be eaten immediately after cooling, but is also delicious if baked the day before.


200g dark chocolate – best quality (I always use “Cru Sauvage” from Sprüngli)
200g butter
250g sugar
5 fresh eggs (room temperature)
1 tablespoon flour

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees bottom/upper heat.
Melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave or in a bain-marie. [I always do this in a bain-marie.] Add the sugar, stir well and leave to cool slightly. Stirring with a wooden spoon, add the eggs one by one, stirring thoroughly after each egg so that it is well combined with the mixture.
Finally, add the flour and stir until smooth. Pour the batter into a 20 cm diameter springform pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 22 minutes. The cake should still give slightly in the middle when pressed with your finger. Remove from the oven, immediately remove from the tin and leave to cool.

Room recipe: Practice for psychiatry and psychotherapy. Focus on psychooncology

Latrace project: Room recipe: Aroma walls made of cocoa beans and coffee grounds

In the entrance and waiting area of the Zurich practice, we deliberately used intensive colours, high-quality plaster and the aroma of cocoa beans to increase inner peace and wellbeing. As soon as you arrive at the practice, your body relaxes and can fully adjust to the consultation.