Satan's Coffee Corner

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© Maria Dias
Satan's Coffee Corner
El Gòtic

It's probably not a shocker to hear that the devil lives in the Raval. Setting up a coffee shop in the window of a stationery and gift store was the brain child of Marcos Bartolomé, who was born into a La Rioja coffee family, and wanted to carry on the tradition he grew up with. Later he moved from one little window to another, in the nearby bicycle shop, Vicious Cycle, where there's a bit more room.

In this takeaway coffee shop, nothing is left to chance. Bartolomé, first a barman, creates his own blends, which change with the seasons. He christens each one with the name of a rock star, such as Blondie's Debbie Harry or Poison Ivy from The Cramps, and the newest star will be Divine. The idea is that customers will easily remember their favourite mix and be able to ask for it by name.

With coffee selected from El Magnífico de Barcelona, you can sample brews from Guatemala and Sumatra. The mystery is in the blending, which is why Bartolomé humbly claims he makes the best coffee in town.

Venue name: Satan's Coffee Corner
Address: Arc de Sant Ramon del Call, 11

Opening hours: Wed-Sat 10.15am-6pm.
Transport: Jaume I (L4)
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