Coffee lovers guide: The 6 best places to get coffee in Medellin
Famous for its coffee production, Colombia exports 13.5 million bags of coffee (over 800,000 tonnes!) every year. However, there is a noticeable limit in Medellin in the number of places where you can get your perfectly balanced and brewed flat white or creamy latte… we went on a mission to find the best ones!
Pergamino, Parque Lleras
How could we write a blog about the must visit cafes in Medellin without mentioning Pergamino?! This is a hugely popular spot on the tree-lined street of Parque Lleras in El Poblado. The street terrace offers a great hangout spot with a cool local vibe and is often the workplace of choice for many digital nomads with MacBook in town.
The coffee itself has the edge over a lot of cafes in Medellin as they grow and roast coffee locally from their coffee farm in Medellin.
Browse their merchandise from SnapBacks to mugs to really feel part of the Pergamino family! If you are local, great, as they offer delivery service of their local grown coffee. Winner.
If you’re in Laureles, be sure to check out the quirky café, Algarabia. Set on the corner of the leafy Primer Parque de Laureles, they offer great coffee and tasty snacks. The café is light with lots of indoor plants, creating a cool working environment. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy the colourful wall art and novelty teapot ceiling lights!
Café Aroma de Barrio, Comuna 13
An essential cultural trip on anyone’s visit to Medellin is a tour of Comuna 13. It is truly inspiring to see the commissioned street art and social projects they are introducing to the neighbourhood, plus the views of Medellin are pretty amazing! Make sure you stop off at Aroma di Comuna along your tour for a coffee and browse the local handmade clothing and artwork on offer. It may not be the best coffee you have on this trip, but with all profits going back into local initiatives it is definitely worth checking out. Keep an eye out for their next Coffee and Hip Hop event… as fun as it sounds!
Probably the most Instagrammable café in the whole of Medellin! Hanging plants form the ceiling with industrial style décor, all set in an indoor / outdoor style seating area, AltaGrazia is an essential stop off for any hipster worth-his-salt! Take a stroll along Carrera 35 in Parque Lleras for the cool boutique shops and pop in for your daily coffee hit!
Buenavida, Parque Lleras
Buenavida provides the perfect mix of a light and open aired terrace, a simple tasty menu and great coffee… perfect for coffee lovers and digital nomads alike! Situated above the cool Blend Shop Primavera, the terrace provides a lovely view of the trendy Parque Lleras, great if you’re escaping the hot weather or a quick downpour. The light and colourful décor present the perfect artisan coffee shop aesthetic, filled with local art and the great smell of fresh ground coffee. Sit back, relax and soak in the true feel of modern day Medellin…. A coffee lovers nirvana.
Hija Mia, Manila, Poblado– If any nationality of ownership gives a café a stamp of approval, it is has to be a New Zealand one! This little café is slightly off the beaten track in the up and coming area of Manila, but the coffee is sourced locally and brewed with an Antipodean flavour and is 4 easily among the best you will find in the city, well worth a visit!
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