Mexico City's Cafe Avellaneda Has a Small-Batch Roasting Method

By: Rebecca Byers - May 25, 2016
References: sprudge
Cafe Avellaneda in Mexico City is an innovative and charming coffee bar considered to be at the forefront of Mexico's own third-wave coffee movement. The charismatic coffee shop boasts an unassuming hand-painted sign and features an exterior framed by blue and white tiled. The cafe has a small roasting strategy that involves plenty of experimentation and that only yields one-kilogram of coffee beans at a time. The charming cafe is a must-try if you find yourself in Mexico City.

Cafe Avellaneda also has an altruistic element, with the owner Carlos de la Torre donating proceeds from every cup of coffee sold to benefit a program aimed at curbing the issue of lead rusting on Mexican coffee plantations. The issue, which plagues coffee producers worldwide, requires farmers to acquire specialized equipment in order to thrive.