Barcelona buzzing specialty coffee scene has been growing rapidly in the last few months and I am very happy and proud to have written the first official Map & Guide dedicated to specialty coffee in the Catalan capital! It was designed and edited in collaboration with two partners: All Those (@all_those), a local collective organising events including the successful @ibcoffeefestival (the first Barcelona Coffee Festival) and several food / craft / drinks markets, and Madrid-based Walk With Me (@walkwithme_maps, walkwithme.es) whose work includes fantastic “alternative” maps of Barcelona and Madrid’s best neighbourhood, or the BCN Craft Beer Map released in 2015, the latter made with All Those too.
So what’s this all about? Well we have been chasing, drinking, tasting, talking coffee around the city for weeks, and handpicked the best places to satisfy our demanding palates, always in search of a damn good caffeine fix. Each place has its address/phone number/Instagram on the map, and more information is given about what coffee they use, a short description of their site, brewing methods, retail beans offering…The guide includes 26 coffee venues (!) and also features a “roasters and bonuses” section to learm more about the local speciality coffee roasteries and more projects like specialty coffee vans, showroom, pop-up coffee corners…all of them being part of our coffee scene! Last but not least, the guide is also an introduction to the third-wave coffee culture with short yet precise sections dedicated to cupping and to the “coffee journey” (what happens between the tree and the cup?), aiming to educate and inform the crowd about what specialty coffee is and how to enjoy it best.
Very soon our map will be available to purchase on walkwithme.es, selected bookshops & gift-shops in Barcelona and Madrid, and most importantly in all the coffee shops featured on the guide! Starting with Caravelle (carrer del Pintor Fortuny 31 in El Raval – @caravellecoffee) and many more sales points to come this month. Launched at the IBCF (@ibcoffeefestival), the map/guide will also be available on events throughout the city like the next edition of All Those market (11-12 June), an open-air event gathering street food, craft drinks (beer, sodas…and coffee!), local producers and crafts. More info on Insta @all_those.
I hope you will enjoy using the guide/map as much as I took pleasure doing it, and drink more amazing coffee made by passionate baristas throughout the city!
Any comments or questions please email me: contact.cafeandleche.gmail.com