The idea of setting up a cool café in a window was an invention of Marcos Bartolomé, a native of La Rioja from a family of coffee-makers and who wanted to continue what he'd learnt from childhood, but in his own way. First he set up in the Raval area, in the window of a stationer's, creatiang Barcelona's smallest coffee shop, and then they moved to a bike shop. Now they've settled in the Barri Gòtic, in their very own premises, chosen by Bartolomé as a fine spot for expanding his business. Apart from amazing coffee, made using blends of El Magnífico and Right Side Coffee – the best in the city – Satan has a wider range of eats, including steamed muscles, excellent sandwiches, dishes of the day and cured meats.
Bartolomé creates his own blends, which change every season. And if you like, you can take them home. He gives each one the name of a rock star, such as Debbie Harry and Poison Ivy (the singer of The Cramps) and Divine. The idea is that customers will easily remember their favourite mix and be able to ask for it by name. The mystery is in the blending, which is why Bartolomé humbly claims he makes the best coffee in town.