Our blends are inspired by the city that Gaudi, Picasso and Dali called home.
Walking down the streets of Barcelona, you can’t help but be inspired by the architecture and vibrant streets. Aixo coffee, although roasted in the UK, is inspired by the city that famous architects and artists called home, including Gaudi, Picasso, and Salvador Dali. Our first three single-origin coffees are named after three famous areas of Barcelona, El Born, Barceloneta, and Tibidabo.
One of the trendiest areas of the city, El Born contains some of the oldest buildings and its narrow medieval streets capture the essence of the city’s unique history. By day, small boutique stores and cafés expand out onto the street but by night, quirky cocktail bars and hangouts pop-up seemingly from nowhere. The architecture is a mixture of modern and Gothic thanks to its close proximity to the Gothic Quarter.
We use the iconic Barcelona rose to represent our El Born single-origin coffee. The rose can be seen everywhere in the city, notably as paving stones beneath your feet.
Coffee beans are from Cerro De Ataco in El Salvador, with flavour notes including orange, almond, and cocoa.
We recommend sipping this particular coffee as either an espresso or black americano to fully appreciate the delicate fruity qualities and aromas.
Barceloneta is probably most famous for its long stretches of beaches close to the centre of the city. The neighbourhood used to house the large fishing community as it’s situated right by the water. You can still see the small remaining community unloading and selling their catch at the local fish market. The buildings themselves are tightly packed together and look almost the same today as they did 200 years ago.
Our Barceloneta single-origin coffee is represented by concentric circles. Again, the design can be found etched into ‘panot’ tiles found around the city.
Coffee beans for Barceloneta are from the Green Land Estate in Myanmar, with flavour notes including caramel, hazel, and nougat.
We recommend sipping Barceloneta with milk or your favourite milk alternative. The nutty characteristics give a well-rounded flavour, but if you prefer your coffee stronger, go for a white americano or flat white instead of a latte.
Whilst strolling around Barcelona you’ve probably looked up to see the famous Mount Tibidabo. At its peak stands the Sagrat Cor church, featuring a statue of Jesus on its spire. You may know Tibidabo for another famous landmark though, adjacent to the church is the Tibidabo amusement park. Opened in 1905, it’s one of the world’s oldest parks still functioning today. The park offers stunning views of the city down the mountain and out towards the sea.
Tibidabo single-origin coffee is represented by another ‘panot’ tile design found throughout Barcelona, but this design links more closely with Tibidabo than others thanks to its Ferris wheel appearance.
Coffee beans for Tibidabo are from Huehuetenango in Guatemala, with flavour notes including chocolate, cherry, and herbal qualities.
This well-rounded coffee is perfect for both espresso, french press, and filter coffee. Perfect by itself, and with milk or milk alternatives.