Ferran Adria joined the staff of elBulli in 1984 and rapidly progressed to become head chef. Famous for his pioneering culinary techniques, he has been applauded - and imitated - around the world, and won three Michelin stars for elBulli, along with many other accolades. Since elBulli's closure in 2011, Ferran has been lecturing around the world and developing the elBullifoundation, a culinary academy and think tank, on the site of the former restaurant.
The journey that we set out on together with Lavazza over 20 years ago has led me to push the boundaries of experimentation, enough to be able to include coffee in the Sapiens methodology. I was intrigued by the idea of being able to take coffee beyond the conceptions that have become deeply entrenched over centuries. It is a philosophy similar to the one created through the elBulli experience [...] and shows how coffee can also be utterly original and surprising, pushing research towards borders that we cannot yet imagine. - Ferran Adria Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical. - Jonathon Swift