Specialty coffee is not only making progress in Lisbon, the capital of Portgual – also Porto is getting more and more attention. One of the forces behind this: Fábrica Coffee Roasters.
When we visited in late September 2018 the place had been open only for a short while. It was the first outlet by Fábrica in this city, whereas they already had a few in Lisbin. The cafe extends deep into the building and ends with a small outside area.
Plenty of space, simple design and materials, but the result is quite beautiful. It could be anywhere in the world – which is bad and good at the same time.
All coffees are roasted in-house (not actually on-site though) and there is a rotating selection of different beans available.
For preparation we could choose between Aerorpress and V60, and went for the latter. The process was as it should be: all components were rinsed with hot water and the pour came in right at the 3 minute mark.
The result were two great cups: the Ethiopian as well as the Burundi cup were really crisp. Especially the one from Burundi had the rhubarb notes as promised.
Overall a good spot to caffeine up and relax a little, and if you feel like some banana bread then they can help out, too!