Was my coffee made by a mad coffee scientist? In this cafe, you’ll feel like your coffee was a result of numerous experiments. At Madness Specialty Coffee you get a sneak peek of how your coffee is made before you receive it in a cup. They have their roastery in store which is basically where the coffee science begins– you’ll see records of previously roasted coffees–origin, varietal, altitude, and fermentation process. The bar also has tubes of coffee hanging from the ceiling.
We got to sample some of their coffee concoctions, we got to try their cold brew and their flat white. The cold brew was a bit too strong for our liking but we loved the flat white. It’s a washed single origin from Caldas, Columbia called Anserma which had notes of chocolate, red fruits, and caramel. The Anserma is great with milk and tastes almost like a dessert.
Madness Specialty Coffee is the only roastery in Alicante City. This Cafe is one of the very few specialty coffee shops in Alicante and their aim has always been to spread the love for third wave coffee to locals and tourists alike. People at Madness are very keen on taking part in every step of the process: from farm to cup with the “fresh-fresh” concept. For the uninitiated, that means seasonal coffees, freshly roasted, served directly to the customer. They call themselves “coffee designers” and so in that spirit, they try to design the perfect coffee and cafe experience.
And they’re definitely on the right track. They’ve created this place with coffee in mind and having roastery on site guarantees the freshness of their beans on bar. They also do a great job of promoting inquiry and curiosity through interiors, integrating chemex drop lights, portafilter sinks and even coffee sack upholstered chairs. If you’re not crazy about coffee yet, this place will lure you into that rabbit hole that is specialty coffee. Soon enough you’ll be part of the madness too.