Coffee shops and roasters scheduled tastings, lectures, competitions and presentation of a local guide map
First came the trend, with more than 30 cafes and Barcelona postulating about coffee quality and new ways to market and prepare. Now you want to popularize their virtues and principles through the first Independent Coffee Festival of Barcelona, to be held on 6 and 7 May in more than twenty establishments and other acts city, including the presentation of a route illustrated cafes. Tastings, lectures, competitions, films … a world around coffee, and a new approach.
As reported in January NEWSPAPER, cafes new generation are one of the booming businesses in the hospitality sector in recent months. Names like Satan’s Coffee Corner, Nomad Coffee, Right Side Coffee, Coffee Co Skye and All Those, among others, are becoming local references. In essence distinguishes them buy coffee from a local roaster, which usually takes the direct raw material producer of origin, reducing intermediaries. On the one hand the quality premium, there is a commitment to maintain producer prices and supply above inclement weather affecting crops, there is a more personalized shopping … but there is also a desire to give a new treatment product .
Roasters advocate less aggressive techniques, which generate a clearer drink, but allows taste better, although it is slightly more expensive than conventional. “No need to add milk or sugar that has not generated roasted bitterness,” explained from the sector. And finally, the preparation can be both traditional espresso coffee machines as with new filter systems that allow other nuances and properties, defend. The movement that has succeeded in other countries now gaining strength in the Catalan capital, with the union of the above brands to boost divulging festival.
On Friday more than 20 cafes open activities proposed: projections, tasting coffees as designations of origin, based cocktails cafes, conferences on development … in places such as L’Obrador, Werhaus, Oma Bistro, Slowmov and La Esquina. L’Obrador, mecca phenomenon in the Raval, the second coffee with specialized map will be presented.
A day later, the Open Day will Poble Nou central frame assembly of the coffee festival, in space 88, open to the public. Coffee culture is mixed with the food with some chefs and talks sumeliers. As icing on the Garage Beer Co will be a final party, with a special beer that uses coffee beans, and cocktails on the same line.
The festival also hosts the Championship of Spain of Aeropress (a method of processing with machine filter), whose winner will go to the world in Dublin in June.