The coffee theme has snowballed on this blog. I am not as obsessed with coffee as all these coffee centric posts may suggest. However, that a diverse city like Barcelona might be missing a trick is intriguing to me. Is it that all the expats that come to Barcelona are only here for the sun and lifestyle and they don’t work? Is opening a place up here prohibitive in some way (doubtful given the density of independent shops)? Or is the Cafe con Leche too ingrained to try anything new (I mean Parisians seem to be fine with that stuff they call coffee over there).
I haven’t figured it out. But through word of mouth, I have a handful of places that take the stuff seriously and make a good cup. (I’ve rounded them up all in one place on the Best Eats in Barcelona page). The Skye Coffee Truck is one such place. Since it’s a truck, an iconic 1972 citroen HY, I initially assumed that it travels around Barcelona but from what I have seen, it is to be found in the fantastic open spaced studios of Castel Veciana Architects from 9:00 to 13:30 on weekdays.
They also do events but the gal there seemed harried that day and didn’t expand much. Still, 4.5 hours of guaranteed great coffee in a space large enough to put my house into is ok with me. And this warehouse living in Poblenou merits further investigation. I am sure those original spaces will spawn further interesting concepts. I’m looking forward to it.
Skye Coffee Co
C/ Pamplona 88
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/skyecoffeeco