Bali and coffee culture from Jakarta
Coffee becomes an exclusive club: Ace Hotel in London and New York and Soho House in Toronto
The offer? From espresso to French press, from Chemex to Aeropress. In the wake of the Ace Hotel and then the work of Stumptown Coffee Roaster, a real nouvelle vague of coffee was born, which reached its peak in the Roost Apartment House in Philadelphia, where guests can find in the room everything they need to toast the beans and prepare a properly filtered coffee. The Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, London, is also no exception. Here the offer is curated by Bulldog Edition in partnership with Square Mile Coffee Roasters. Driving this exclusive coffee, the World Barista Champion with Annette Moldvaer, World Cup Tasters Champion. The result is an obsessive attention to detail, in a continuous search for the world's best toasted roasted products.
Not surprisingly, given Navarro's tight routine: from emails, brainstorming with the whole team to exchanges with other managers around the world, everything revolves around the perfect blend and the novelty is always welcome. It seems almost a constant of hotels and restaurants of high level to offer a coffee if not bad, at least mediocre. This is not the case with Soho House: here coffee is considered an integral part of everyone's routine. Starting a busy day with good coffee can make the difference, even if most people see it as an irrelevant detail. In short, a true cult that is nourished every day and that in every grain infuses commitment and passion.
Foodies hotels: the case of Belcampo, Belize and Hacienda de San Antonio, Mexico
This is a real foodies hotel: in the 3000 hectares of an eco-sustainable farm, guests can take part in workshops and classes ranging from chocolate to coffee, rum and spices. All raw materials are produced locally and therefore sustainably. In addition, you can join the chef and snorkel, go in search of the catch to cook for dinner. Another case of a new type of hôtellerie that no longer declines into sumptuous interiors and livery on each floor is the Hacienda de San Antonio in Mexico. A hacienda dating back to the nineteenth century with pale pink facades that can only be accessed with a private jet. The property is located at the foot of an active volcano and has a 5000 hectare farm. Among the activities proposed, there is a tour in the coffee plantation, to learn to know the plants to appreciate the mixture. Not only tennis lessons and listless swimming in the pool. The Hacienda de San Antonio makes your stay a real adventure, all in the shade of the Volcán de Fuego de Colima, which puffs, grumbles and chisels. Here dinner is never served twice in the same place. In short, if you're a foodie, these are the places that make for you and show how the hôtellerie is evolving.
Coffee is an accessible beverage that - precisely because it is within everyone's reach - can offer a unique experience, from the very first lights of the day and give the day a whole new meaning.