Specialty coffeeshops in Mexico City
We recommend the Japanese trap: a sweet drink and very light texture. Bread is brought in daily from the ovens of La Puerta Abierta, tea is an exclusive selection of Tomás Casa Editora de Té, and ice cream comes with Amor Casero’s signature. It’s called affogato! The best of two worlds in a cup: a ball of ice cream with espresso.
Try the iced coffee extraction, a graceful distillate. The method consists in straining the grain with a slow drip (about one drop per second) to get an extraction in eight to 12 hours. The result is a wonderful cup of low acidity or bitterness, with an inconceivable sweetness. It's alchemy!
This coffeehouse is one of the biggest supporters of the third wave of coffee (a movement that leaves promptness aside in order to offer the best sip). Order culto al café (a tribute to coffee), three cups of coffee from the dripper. Our favorite is gibraltar, a beverage similar to a cortado, and one of the best kept secrets of baristas worldwide.
One of the best coffee shops in town is also one of its best kept secrets, hidden inside Mercado Lázaro Cárdenas. Some of their recipes are patented, like alelis berries coffee, a mix of red berries, dark chocolate and coffee. Passmar has won three national barista awards and the world sub-championship of latte art.