Around the World: GoodNews Coffee, Barcelona

Thursday, 11 May, 2023

I was recently gifted a bag of coffee from a friend's travels to Barcelona. It was described as having notes of tangerine and red berries and I kid you not, when paired with milk in my morning moka pot I got a mix of the strawberry and orange Quality Street chocs! Delicious!

She was delighted to find this spot as she and her team trekked the pavements in search of the latest fashions.

She described it as having an uplifting energy and attractive minimalist design that caught her eye, so we did a little digging on the story behind GoodNews.

"Entire countries were closing their borders and their cities were being confined. Neighborhoods and streets were shutting down. Sadness began to dominate the world.

But as has always been the case in the harshest episodes of human history, there was still hope.

And between chaos and hope, a group of friends from Barcelona decided to undertake the mission of filling the neighborhoods with good vibes again, reminding people that, in the worst moments of Humanity, good things still happen to us and it is worth being happy.

And to achieve this, this group of young people transformed a newsstand in the city of Barcelona, called it "GoodNews", and began to serve discounted coffees in exchange for customers telling them something good that had happened to them in the last few days.

And little by little, that newsstand began to create a small chain of good news and good vibes in the neighborhood.

For an instant, that GoodNews made people forget about all the bad things that were happening in the world."

So if you're ever in Barcelona, keep your eyes out for that face smiling back at you (they've got 13 locations in the city alone!) and share a little GoodNews.

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