We work closely with a small number of the best roasters around to bring you a changing programme of speciality coffee. The coffees are all roasted to order in small batches, and we always grind to order so your coffee is fresh and full of complex flavour. Changing the coffee on a regular basis gives us the opportunity to bring you some fantastic coffees from different origins, great producers and talented roasters. We offer single origin coffees, from single estates where farmers are working with different varietals and processes, or from cooperatives representing smallholder growers. We have a really exciting time following the harvest seasons and choosing the best of the crop. We always run two coffees at a time and try to provide contrasting flavour profiles so you can choose which suits your palate or just try them all!
Our state-of-the-art La Marzocco Strada is specifically designed to get the best extraction from the beans and gives us complete control of the shots, so you get an excellent cup of coffee from a wide variety of beans.
We also always offer a single origin decaffeinated coffee, which we also grind fresh for every shot. We always choose a coffee that has been decaffeinated using one of the non-chemical processes.
For milk based espresso drinks we have moved away from the traditional Italian system of ‘cappuccino’, ‘latte’ etc and onto a more contemporary approach. All our shots are produced on a naked or bottomless portafilter to a set brew recipe of a particular weight of dry coffee in, to a particular weight of extracted coffee over a set time. This produces a perfect volume shot to which we add milk at the perfect texture and temperature. Therefore there are no ‘single’ or ‘double’ shots as such. You can then choose the volume of milk you want to add in order to balance out the flavours. It’s your choice! We think our menu is much easier to understand than all those Italian names, but we are more than happy to chat about what is the right coffee for you!
As well as espresso based drinks, we also offer individually brewed coffees, prepared using a choice of brew methods outlined below. These methods produce a bright, clean cup with no bitterness. We usually offer different coffee options for the slow brew methods, and we can always advise which beans best suit which method. All these coffees are served in a glass carafe without milk so you can taste the bright complex flavours.
A finely brewed coffee that produces a clean, bright flavour.
A different brew method which uses air pressure to produce a clean, smooth coffee flavour.
The Chemex is manufactured in a single piece of glass and the coffee extracted through a folded paper filter, producing an extremely fine filtered coffee with no sediment or bitterness and pure coffee flavours.