Hey! Brew Bar – Mexico City (MX)

Mexico City’s first dedicated coffee brew bar shines the light on local Mexican growers and the most popular brew methods in the hip Colonia Napoles

  • opening times:
    Mon - Fri: 8 - 22, Sat - Sun: 10 - 20
  • wifi:
    Yes
  • urls:
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  • price check:
    Espresso: $32 / Flat White: $35
  • machine:
    Victoria Arduino Black Eagle
  • coffees on offer:
    various espresso and filter roasts
  • milk:
    Bové

In the up and coming Colonia Napoles, just off the World Trade Center in the heart of Mexico City, there is a beautiful little coffee bar that offers a complete departure from what most local coffee drinkers are used to. It’s – wait for it – yes. It’s a brew bar (with espresso).

Barista at work

Barista at work

For a country, that despite being the 7th biggest coffee producer in the world but is only recently waking up to its own potential coffee greatness, Mexico, for the longest time, didn’t know anything other than Nescafé and Starbucks. Thank god for visionary and daring entrepreneurs like Hey! Brew Bar owner Rodrigo Moreno!

The brew bar

The brew bar

The interior is modernist in its heavy use of white and neon letters, but also highly functional. Next to the Victoria Arduino Black Eagle used for pulling espresso shots, there is an elaborate brew bar that truly lives up the coffee shop’s name. A total of four Acaia Pearl scales are built into the counter and used in combination with daily rotating slow brew methods.

Outside

Outside

Rodrigo explained: ‘The idea here is that we highlight a different brew method every day, using one of our three different single origins, thereby allowing our customers to discover three different taste sensations at a time. Right now we’re focusing on the V60.’

Nayarit coffee

Nayarit coffee

Before I knew it, I had a steaming cup of Hey! Brew Bar’s Nayarit coffee in front of me, waiting to be savoured. Barista Bruno Hergenreder explained: The beans from Nayarit are of the Typica variety and to make this cup we used 20.5g of coffee with 340g of water, blooming it with 25g of water for 25 sec.’

View of the bar

View of the bar

What struck me was the incredible passion and dedication with which every coffee was presented, brewed and explained. Like most other specialty coffee bars in Mexico City, Hey! Brew Bar work only with Mexican coffee growers and Café Sublime in Guadalajara who roast the coffees for them. It’s heartwarming, both philosophically and physically, to see the local coffee scene blossom as it has over the past two to three years. My prediction is that Mexico City will soon be a new coffee Mekka, but until this happens, let’s enjoy this coffee boom quietly.


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