After years of getting up at three a.m. to keep watch, Greg decided that he needed a change. He had had just too much bad coffee, trying to stay awake. Sailing the Atlantic Ocean had always been his passion but his love for a decent brew was just as strong. So he settled in his favorite port and devoted himself to roasting the perfect coffee. In a former workshop Greg Schuler and his friend Agata Mikulska founded Mistral Specialty Coffee, Palma’s unique open roastery, coffee shop and store all in one.
In no time Mistral became the go-to place for coffee aficionados. It’s always a pleasure to chat with Agata over a cup of specialty coffee. Her cafeine fixes are usually accompanied by a big smile. If you like a sweet to go with your coffee, check the small vitrine for some homemade cake or cookie.
Or simply watch Greg working the Probatone roaster. Precisely recording the machine’s time and temperature, the two most important criteria when it comes to the taste of coffee. And take a pack of your favorite beans home. The fruity flavors are perfect for espresso or americano, if you like your coffee with milk go for a chocolaty or nutty type.
Mistral is located in Palma’s old town. Just follow your nose, the typical roasting aroma will lead you to the narrow side street near Plaça Major. Or check in at one of Palma’s best cafés like La Molienda, La Finca, Mama Carmen’s, Rosevelvet Bakery or Café Riutort that frequently serve Mistral coffee. And since Mistral ships worldwide you can get a taste of Mallorca even on a night shift in the middle of the ocean, now.
Read more about Mistral and their new Coffee House in my more recent article: Coffee shop goes café