While the typical coffee in Barcelona are an over-roasted, cheap, espresso based drinks, there are now some great places to get great craft coffee in the beautiful city. Here are a few of my favorite places:
When I am buying beans to use to brew at home, my favorite place to get them is at SlowMov in the Gràcia area of Barcelona. When I visit their cafe I usually will order a Chemex. They don’t have an expansive food menu, but they do offer a few tasty options.
As I am a big fan of nitro coffee, Nømad is my favorite place to drink coffee in Barcelona because they almost always have nitro on tap. They have a very limited food menu, but they are consistently trying out new things with their drink menu (especially at their coffee lab location). One of their tastier drinks blends nitro coffee with artisanal gelato with delicious results. Their roasts are used by many cafes in the city of Barcelona (and in many other cities around the world). They have a few different locations in the city (Nømad Coffee Lab, Nømad Everyday, Nømad Roaster’s Home).
Satan’s Coffee Co.-
Said to be one of, if not the, original craft coffee spot in Barcelona, Satan’s Coffee Co is tucked away in the old Jewish quarter of Barcelona. They have also opened up a spot inside a hotel near Plaza de Tetuán. The beans they use are roasted by Right Side Roasters in Castelldefels just outside of Barcelona. They also offer good, unique food that is like a Japanese-brunch food hybrid.
Cafés El Magnífico-
Having roasted in Barcelona since 1919, Cafés El Magníco is one of the most historic coffee locations in the city. However, they also keep up with the times and new methods. They serve their coffee with a variety of different methods such as V60 and syphon. They offer coffee beans from all around the coffee-growing world that are roasted on site. They have an entire book-sized menu of coffee beans to choose from to roast at home.
Three Marks Coffee-
Three Marks Coffee is another place I’ve had nitro coffee at every time I’ve been. With their upstairs seating area, they offer slightly more seating than some of the other spots on the list, and they offer a few great food options as well.
Others worth a mention:
Hidden Cafe is a nice coffee spot in the Les Corts area. Departure Coffee Co serves excellent filter coffee and they also offer some good food. Tostadores Bon Mercat offers good coffee at good prices (their beans to take home offer good value for the money).
Bond Cafe serves up great filter coffee is a place decked out with James Bond quotes and photos. Bermont Coffee and Onna Coffee are both great coffee places in the Gràcia area. Skye Coffee serves their coffee out of a van inside a warehouse that is often used for different coffee related events. Dalston Coffee doesn’t really have a seating area, but it’s a nice place to get coffee to go. Wer-Haus was an excellent place to get coffee and food, but it has closed down (although it might be opening back up again). I would also like to try the coffee at Caravelle, Morrow Coffee, and Ruma’s Coffee and Chocolate when I get a chance.
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