Walk across the well-trodden dark wooden floorboards towards the old school counter and get a cure for what ails ya. If what ails you is a dearth of caffeine, that is. Cafe Devoción specialises in fine coffee, you see. And we mean fine. Found in the La Porciúncula area in Bogotá, there are 17 varieties on offer at this popular java joint, many of which are deemed to be some of the best in the world when ranked by cultivation standards. Complex, fruity, deep, rich; you could spend a fair while sipping and savouring the brews Cafe Devoción serves up and never run out of adjectives.
There are five different ways you can have your beans prepared into a delectable drink: espresso, pour over drip, French press, siphon, and Kyoto cold slow drip. So whether you’re devoted (appropriate for the cafe) to one particular method, or you’re happy to try something new, you’ll be well served at Cafe Devoción. And a cup or two is a real taste of place, with Colombia’s beans appearing front and centre, with a true farm-to-table attitude at the heart of the enterprise. Years have been spent in cultivating not just the beans themselves, but the relationships with the farmers that allow for the beans to make their way to Bogotá to be dry-milled and then either sent over to Cafe Devoción, or to its sister cafes in Williamsburg and Brooklyn in New York City.
Much like its US-based sister cafes, Cafe Devoción is as stylish as it is serious about coffee. Here, the space evokes a pharmacy circa the 1890s (with some chic 21st century accents), all gleaming mirrors and white tile, dark wood, drop lights and bistro-style seating. And, happily, to complete the experience, there’s a curated selection of light bites to have alongside your cup.