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Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival

A BIG SHOUT OUT! to the coffee community, coffee roasters, baristas and fans that came down during Barcelona´s Independent Coffee Festival. Wonderful to see all your faces, share some laughs and taste some of the greatest COFFEE GEMS going around town.

Legends @familiaosorio.coffee and @nomadcoffee bringing there top game on espresso! WOW. Throwing down some intense grapefruit and strawberry notes that will make you doubt your own senses. Great filters too! No better place to dial into some great coffees and share with the creators themselves.

Our "3 Easy and Affordable Ways to Prepare Coffee At Home” workshop killed it and SOLD OUT! So we were obviously, take your t-shirt, pants and socks off happy to see @florgaeta sharing her own experiences home brewing on a budget and working together with the people.

For us a great milestone, time to learn, reminisce and prepare for 2019!

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FLOW KING CONTEST! by Dalla Corte

August 17, 2018

Florencia takes the crown at Dalla Corte´s Flow King Contest! Not only that, we got to sip on as many espressos as we wanted and enter the world of espresso profiling using the Mina Smart Bar.

A real learning experience. The challenge for baristas was to craft the best espresso possible using their own knowledge and skills, whilst using Digital Flow Regulation technology to change the flow of water during 5 different phases of extraction. Although not always the case, regulating the flow of water during different phases of extraction (specially pre-infusion) did help some of our espressos, taking us to the lead by taming acidity and increasing body.

Its always a hell of a day when sharing with people passionate about coffee and playing with new toys. Also a good reminder of how complex the world of expresso can be. Changes in parameters like flow can open new doors and help us understand some more the true potential of the product we love.

Thanks to Dalla Corte, Kim Barista and La Sosta Specialty Coffee for the organisation and clever judging.

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VERMUT SOLIDARIO in Montjuic

July 25, 2018

Always nice to hit the streets. This time testing a new coffee bar option and new products to market - cold brew and hand printed tote bags - it was bound to be an interesting day.

By 6pm we where fully protected by bubble wrap and ready to bang out espressos for the afternoon shift, through some crazy weather. The vibes where good, people fun and the event booming as always.

Happy to see volunteers from all parts of the city attend the event and support the cause. This year VERMUT SOLIDARIO raised funds for two causes: more support for children´s hospitals in the region together with Pallapupas and environmental protection supporting the "Playas sin plástico" cause together with the Posidonia Green Festival Association and Surfrider Foundation Europe.