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Our Easter Opening Hours

As Easter Weekend fast approaches, we'll be opening our doors a little later to accommodate the change to the weekday routine that the holiday brings with it. 

Here's when you'll be able to find us across our stores:

Clerkenwell Cafe
Friday 3rd April: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 4th April: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 5th April: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Monday 6th April: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7th April: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8th April: Regular Hours

Marylebone Coffeebar
Friday 3rd April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 4th April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 5th April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Monday 6th April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7th April: Regular Hours

Fitzrovia Coffeebar
Friday 3rd April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 4th April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 5th April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Monday 6th April: 9:00 - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7th April: Regular Hours

Holborn Coffeebar
Friday 3rd April: Closed
Saturday 4th April: Closed
Sunday 5th April: Closed
Monday 6th April: Closed
Tuesday 7th April: Regular Hours

We look forward to seeing you.

August 20, 2014

Espresso › Fitzrovia › Masterclass ›


A New Masterclass: Our Espresso Technique

It’s been a long time in the making, but we’re finally ready to open the doors of our new bespoke training lab to the public, for a two-and-a-half hour Masterclass: ‘Our Espresso Technique’. If you’ve always wanted to get behind professional machinery and be inducted in pulling espresso like the pros, then this is the perfect way to spend a weekend morning.

Initially, we will introduce coffee as an ingredient and briefly examine the history of espresso as a unique way of preparing coffee, before we familiarise ourselves with the equipment. With such a precise method of brewing a cup of coffee it can pay off to be very particular in your preparation, so we’ll take a good look at polishing our technique and developing a recipe to produce the tastiest shots of espresso that we can, identifying a few mistakes commonly made at each step. We may attempt to to dispel a few myths, and break down some barriers surrounding the seemingly elusive beverage, taste testing throughout the session to hone in on the sweet spot of each particular coffee. You’ll become more adept at simple troubleshooting steps to prevent undesirable flavours and become better able to consistently produce tasty drinks.

By the end of the class you will possess a greater understanding of the processes involved in pulling a shot, and an enriched vocabulary and palate for assessing the quality of an espresso. You’ll take with you a bag of our seasonal Cult of Done Espresso and booklet to provide a starting block for your espresso recipes at home, a refresher of our technique and space to log your own results.

The session is run by James Bailey - our Head of Quality, who is responsible for developing and maintaining roasted coffee quality, drink quality, customer service and staff training standards across all our retail locations. In 2012, he placed 2nd in the UK Barista Championships, taking home the triumvirate of 'Best Espresso', 'Best Signature Drink' and 'Best Newcomer' accolades. In the same year, James won the UK Brewers Cup Championship, going on to place 5th in the world title.

Alongside holding a Q-Grader accreditation, he was one of three judges in the 2014 UK Aeropress Championships. He loves coffee, and he loves to teach.

With just three attendees per Masterclass, this is a hands-on and intensive session of very limited capacity. Don't miss out on your place.

Masterclass: Our Espresso Technique
http://www.workshopcoffee.com/products/our-espresso-technique

April 30, 2014

Fitzrovia › New Store ›


Proudly Announcing: Our Fitzrovia Coffeebar

This focused space will open at the end of June, and is located just off Regent Street in Central London. The space will take inspiration from the surrounding neighbourhood's 19th Century British heritage with its Victorian Bohemia design, arrived at in conjunction with our partners at Ink Associates.

Fitzrovia was historically one of London’s most avant garde neighbourhoods, and its coffee houses and pubs served as intellectual meeting points for writers, politicians and artists alike. With our new store, we aim to draw on this with our use of eclectic materials that provide a decorative element, underpinned by a traditional look and feel.

The bar itself will be comprised of Madagascan granite with stunning pearl blue highlights, finished with a La Marzocco Linea PB espresso machine and the ever faithful collection of Mazzer grinders. The Fitzrovia Coffeebar will be open seven days a week, serving both an espresso-based menu, alongside filter offerings through the Aeropress and Fetco CBS brewers, and a concise but delicious range of food items.

With standing room in the front of the space, and a secluded seating nook at the rear, we're looking forward to serving as our neighbourhood's connection to the lively and discursive meeting spaces of yesteryear.

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Fitzrovia Coffeebar
80A Mortimer Street
Fitzrovia
W1W 7FE

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