We work in partnership with a small number of the best roasters around to bring you a changing programme of single origin 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 different coffees at a time each on espresso and filter, and provide contrasting flavour profiles to showcase the wide variety of complex flavours that single origin coffees possess.
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 espresso and espresso based drinks 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.
This is a flat three holed bottom brewer, unlike the cone shapes of the V60 or Chemex, which means the coffee is in contact with the water in a different way. It also uses filters with a ‘wave’ technology, which also change the way the brew extracts.