VIDEO: Ferran Adrià on Coffee

Ferran Adrià has been across the globe with his new elBulli 2005-2011 tome, but like all of us he has to occasionally stop for a cup of coffee.

Ferran Adrià has been across the globe with his new elBulli 2005-2011 tome, but like all of us he has to occasionally stop for a cup of coffee.

Luckily for him, if he wants his coffee in a particular style he can just work to change the process. For the last decade Adria has partnered with Lavazza on their work in studying everything from decoding the coffee bean to perfecting cappuccino machines.

Along the way Adria has begun to view coffee differently. “We should see coffee more like a condiment not just as a drink,” he says. “People always see it as a drink, but for culinary professionals we see it more as a condiment or a spice, but more than just a beverage.”

It’s enough to change your views on something as routine as coffee. Watch the video above for the full interview.

Interested in learning more about the current state of coffee in New York? You can read Liz Clayton’s story “Killer Coffee Is Becoming the New Normal” in our current issue.

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Ali Rosen is the Founder and Host of Potluck Video, a site for food, drink and travel videos. Prior to Potluck Video, Ali created The Daily Meal Video Network for TheDailyMeal.com. In this role she hosted, shot and edited over 900 videos including the series 'At the Chef's Table,' featuring in-depth interviews with chefs including Thomas Keller, Alain Ducasse and Rene Redzepi. Prior to The Daily Meal, Ali was an on-air reporter for NY1 and worked in production at NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams. She is originally from Charleston, SC but now calls New York home with her husband Daniel and dog Phoebe.