Simply put, specialty coffee is coffee that has been grown, harvested, and roasted with the utmost care and attention to detail. Specialty coffee beans are grown in ideal climates and soil conditions, are picked at the peak of ripeness, and are carefully roasted to bring out their unique flavors and aromas.
Traceability And Transparency In Specialty Coffee
One of the things that sets specialty coffee apart is the focus on transparency and traceability. Unlike conventional coffee, which is often a blend of beans from multiple sources and regions, specialty coffee is typically sourced from a single origin. This means that you can trace the coffee back to the farm or cooperative where it was grown, and even learn about the specific variety of coffee tree and the conditions in which it was cultivated.
The Unique Flavors Of Specialty Coffee
Specialty coffee is also characterized by its unique and complex flavors. Just as with wine or craft beer, there are a multitude of flavor profiles to explore, from fruity and floral to nutty and chocolatey. Specialty coffee is often described as having a more nuanced and layered taste than conventional coffee, with distinct notes that can be discerned by the discerning palate.
Where Can You Drink Specialty Coffee In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria?
As a remote worker in Gran Canaria, you may be wondering where to find specialty coffee. We listed the coffeeshops all here. If you know of any other (new) places, send a message on Instagram of via Slack!
This café is a go-to spot for coffee lovers. They take their coffee seriously, offering a variety of options like flat whites (best on the island), iced oat lattes, and a great cold brew with a hint of orange. They have different types of plant based milks and serve also great (vegan) food. The café is laptop friendly (with power outlets and fast wifi) and dog friendly.
Destino Cafe is a cozy and cute small coffee shop, near Parque de Santa Catalina. It specializes in quality coffee drinks, made with freshly roasted beans from different origins and prepared by skilled baristas. You can also enjoy a variety of pastries, sandwiches, salads and cakes.
Lambada Records Bar
Lambada Records Bar goes beyond being just a bar — it’s a record store and a cultural space, serving amazing (specialty) coffee, vermut and small dishes. Don’t forget to explore their collection of vinyl records, CDs, books, magazines, and posters for sale, complemented by exhibitions, workshops, and events centered around music and art.
Caracolillo Coffee is a small coffee shop in the historic district of Vegueta. They offer a variety of coffee beans from different origins, roasted in-house and prepared with care by their skilled baristas. They also have a selection of teas, juices, smoothies, and pastries, as well as a warm and inviting atmosphere, plus friendly staff.
Caracolillo is my favourite spot for good coffee, especially the specialty coffee made with their beans from Honduras & Peru.
Cool Beans is a coffee shop located in Vegueta, where you can enjoy a variety of specialty coffee drinks, as well as teas, smoothies, juices and pastries. The cozy and friendly atmosphere, the attentive and helpful staff, and the free Wi-Fi and magazines make it a great spot to relax, work, study or meet with friends. If you love coffee, you should definitely visit Cool Beans! Read more about this cool café & co-working space.
The owner is super friendly and the coffee is very good. The Wi-Fi is good too. In my opinion, they have the best coffee in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
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