Go into any ordinary coffee shop in Sevilla and the chances are pretty high that your cafe con leche will be made with Catunambu, the regional coffee brand of Andalucia. If you are looking for something different and are eager to try a variety of coffee, then your search ends here – Virgin Coffee is your place! It was the first specialty coffee shop to open in Sevilla in April 2015 by pioneer Pedro, who is roasting six different types of coffee beans sourced from all over the world on a 1kg micro roaster. Really, one is spoiled for choice here.
The cafe is located right by the Metropol Parasol, where you must climb up during sunset hour as this is a giant playground for photographers and/or the hopelessly romantic (but you will enjoy this even if you are neither of those). It also marks the beginning of Calle Regina, a haven for vintage clothing, alternative cafes and anything else the hipster heart is craving for.
Calle Regina 1, local 6
In the Nervión neighbourhood of Sevilla, a 10-minute walk from the main train station Sevilla Santa Justa, the artisanal bakery and café Lalita has introduced specialty coffee into their repertoire. The owner Carlos has been inspired by a visit to Blue Bottle in New York City and started working with local roasters such as Puchero and Don Gallo six months after the opening two years ago. His determination to learn more about specialty coffee motivated him to take part in the national Barista Championship and the Brewers Cup this year. As Carlos is especially passionate about filter coffee, he’ll just focus on the Brewers Cup for the coming year. Ask him for a V60 and you’ll see his face light up!
Calle José Luis de Casso, 38