Road to Rio: 4 Rio Coffee Shops to Check Out This Summer

July 12, 2016 5

We are all excited for the Summer Olympics happening this summer in sunny Brazil. The incredible talent from all over the world, the energy from the excited fans, and the delicious Brazilian food to be experienced is more than enough reason to find yourself in Brazil this summer. Here’s one more, Brazilian coffee.

As you know, Brazilians love their coffee and are proud of the major role they play in coffee production globally. As you’re experiencing the culture buzz in Brazil, be sure to check out these 4 Rio coffee shops:

1) Kraft Café

Situated in the bustling neighbourhood of Ipanema, this couple run is one of the only Rio cafes to roast it’s own coffee beans. Duncan Hay and his partner Priscilla run this charming café that delights guest from all over the world with lattes, cappuccinos, and vegetarian/vegan dessert options. Be sure to stop by and take lots of instagram pictures to make your friends jealous.

2) Café La Furgoneta

This coffee shop is another one of the finest cafés in the Ipanema neighbourhood. The coffee here comes directly from the local farmers and continually foster local partnerships within the community. Café La Furgoneta first started serving coffee out of a camper van but is currently stationed based in the artistic boutique Q. GUAI.

3) Grao Café

Grao café is famous for their Chemex Coffee, made in the Chemex Coffee makers. The simple maker is made with from borosilicate glass and fastened with a wood collar. Coffee enthusiast interested in the perfect blend and deep filtration will certainly enjoy it here. There are 3 branches of Grao café in Rio, so you don’t have an excuse to stop by and try some great coffee!

4) Gaia Art Cafe

This quaint coffee shop offers art, music, and coffee all under one roof. The coffee at Gaia café is often experienced along delicious organic food and a display of talent from local artists and musicians. Gaia café wants to foster a community through their events where people come together for magical experiences. Treat yourself to an art and coffee filled night after watching an Olympic event!


There’s a common thread between all of these coffee shops. That commonality is community. From establishing great relationships with the local coffee producers to providing the best possible guest experiences, community is at the heart of their missions. Water Wise™ also works to build great relationships with people in coffee producing regions. We believe in a collaborative approach to create long term sustainability and real change in the lives of coffee producers and their communities.


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