SlowMov started as (and still is) a blog whose aim is to provide information about the food chain, the entire journey between a producer and what ends up in your cup and plates. And it is after a random meeting in Paris between one of its founders (Barcelona-born Carmen) and Antoine Netien from Coutume roasters that the idea of a physical space emerged. In May 2015 the SlowMov shop opened its doors in a quiet street Gràcia. More than a coffee shop, it revolves around a concept: to have a better understanding of where products come from and who is behind them. SlowMov promotes the consumption of locally produced and organic goods, and establish a contact between the consumers and the farmer or creator of the final product.

To suit that purpose, SlowMov is organised as a large and airy space where meetings are made easy by welcoming and friendly owners Francois and Carmen. Everything here such as infusions, honey or jam originates from less than 250km from Barcelona and coffee is roasted on-site on a Giesen W6 under the standards of renowned Parisian roaster Coutume, who only work with direct-trade coffees. Micro-roastery and food shop, SlowMov also showcase a few items by local independent designers. A cozy garden and a large communal table put an extra charm to this like-no-other place, where locals and coffee-geeks can enjoy espresso made on a Kees Van Der Westen and experience a single origin filter brewed with Aeropress, Chemex or batch brew, just besides the roasting machine. Coffee is therefore always very fresh and roasted in small batches, allowing SlowMov to offer a rotating variety of origins to choose from (beans from Burundi and Rwanda recently), creating an entertaining and educative coffee space.

Address : Carrer Luis Antunez 18

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photo credits : Albert Eritja