City Coffee Guide: Barcelona

The city of Barcelona brings with it a charm like no other. Considered to be Spain’s second city, the capital of Catalonia is a must-visit for any lover of the arts, with works by Gaudi and a plethora of museums just all over the city. Barcelona also happens to be one of Spain’s great specialty coffee cities, with some of the finest roasters and baristas in the country. Barcelona carries with it a rich coffee pedigree, and the cafés in the guide should provide a good representation of what the city has to offer, while getting to explore the things which make the city a must-visit.

Day 1: El Raval

Nomad Coffee Everyday

Why: Start your trip off with a trip to the trendy El Raval district and pop in for a coffee at Nømad, one of Barcelona’s finest specialty coffee roasters. Their latest café outpost just behind the Museum of Contemporary Art makes sure to serve up a quick but great cup of coffee if you want to get you on your way to exploring.  Seats are available if you want to take things easy, but Every Day’s lay out tells you that it’s made for the fast-paced Catalan.

What You Should Order: Get your morning caffeine dose with some batch brew coffee that’ll get you on your way to exploring El Raval.

Estimated Caffeine Level: 140mg

Nømad Coffee Every Day

Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 26, 08001 Barcelona

M-S: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

Departure Coffee Co.

Why: Departure Coffee may be one of the newer kids on the block, but it’s already gained quite the following, thanks in part to its welcoming interiors, beautiful artwork, and of course, the great coffee. Tucked in a quieter part of El Raval, Departure proves itself to be a great place to lay back and take a breather after a busy morning, paired of course with your coffee of choice.

What You Should Order: Have a latte either hot or iced depending on the kind of day you’re having, and bask in the art that’s currently on display.

Estimated Caffeine Level: 80mg

Departure Coffee Co.

Carrer de la Verge, 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

M-F: 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Sat: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Day 2: El Born/Gothic Quarters

Cafés El Magnifico

Why: It’s not every day you get to visit a specialty coffee shop whose roots date back 100 years, but that’s exactly what you’ll be getting at Cafés El Magnifico, a family run café that’s currently being run by 3rd generation family member Salvador Sans Velasco. Having a hundred years of coffee experience is probably more than enough to give any café its due, but El Magnifico has made it a point to not just keep up but lead the way in serving some of the very best coffees Barcelona has to offer.

What You Should Order: Enjoy the analysis paralysis inducing selection of coffees, and find the one you’ll want to try as a filter.

Estimated Caffeine Level: 140mg

Cafés El Magnifico

Carrer de l'Argentería, 64, 08003 Barcelona

M-Sat: 10:00AM -8:00PM

Sat: 10:00AM - 5:00PM


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