Tips for finding good coffee abroad

Tips for finding good coffee abroad

City breaks or holidays used to mean packing the aeropress or chancing whatever local coffee we might find. Nowadays, with the global spread of speciality coffee, there’s a good chance there may be decent coffee near your destination.
March 04, 2016 — Best Coffee
London's original speciality coffeeshops (open since 2008 or earlier)

London's original speciality coffeeshops (open since 2008 or earlier)

Flashback – 2008 - Speciality coffee in London was very much a new thing. Some coffeeshops, like Monmouth, Flat White and Sacred had been open for a while.
February 22, 2016 — Best Coffee
Reflections on working with the Modbar espresso machine

Reflections on working with the Modbar espresso machine

The Modbar is still fairly new to us: a modular espresso machine with all the major hardware hidden under the counter leaving only the beautiful group head ‘taps’ and steam wands visible above the counter. 
February 17, 2016 — Best Coffee
Where to drink speciality tea in London - part 2

Where to drink speciality tea in London - part 2

Our previous post about where to find speciality tea in London (Read Part 1) proved to be the most popular news post last month - much to our concern!
July 29, 2015 — Best Coffee
Where to drink speciality tea in London - part 1

Where to drink speciality tea in London - part 1

With once fiercely independent cafes becoming mini-chains and new roasters opening every month, London’s speciality coffee industry is currently in full swing.
May 31, 2015 — Best Coffee
Customer service in speciality coffee shops

Customer service in speciality coffee shops

Few topics are brooded over more in the speciality coffee industry than customer service.
November 12, 2014 — Best Coffee
The branding of coffee cups

The branding of coffee cups

In today's post, Alex Stewart removes the protective sleeve to explore the branding on those ubiquitous take away cups, from adverts to quality illustration.
October 29, 2014 — Best Coffee
How to open a cafe - Part 3

How to open a cafe - Part 3

In his previous two posts in our ‘How to open a cafe’ series, Ross of Browns of Brockley, explains everything from the initial set up (Part 1) to layout and equipment (Part 2)
October 21, 2014 — Best Coffee
How to open a cafe - Part 2

How to open a cafe - Part 2

In his first post on how to open a cafe, Ross Brown of Browns of Brockley discusses the early stages of setting up a cafe from finding the right location to hiring tradesmen and accountants...
October 14, 2014 — Best Coffee
How to open a cafe - Part 1

How to open a cafe - Part 1

So, you’re thinking about opening a coffee shop? Before you start dreaming of pouring the perfect flat white, bantering with the locals and joining the foodie vanguard, you’ll want to get the basics in place.
October 07, 2014 — Best Coffee