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January 06, 2014

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Where To Drink It: Talkhouse Coffee

Talkhouse

Talkhouse Coffee has attracted a lot of attention as the first serious venture into speciality coffee West of Fitzrovia. The buzz, however, has rightly shifted from its location on Portobello Road, to the level of attention and skill in the preparation of their espresso and filter drinks.

The minimalist design and colour choice encourages customers to engage with each other and the food on offer, rather than their surroundings. For those just coming for a quick coffee a long sleek wooden bar allows for customers to sit and enjoy watching the preparation of their chosen drink. Similarly, looking through the open window kitchen you can see chefs preparing Talkhouse’s distinct selection of brunches and sweets. Quiet and calm, Talkhouse is a respite from the frantic and often frenetic energy of Portobello.

Talkhouse regularly showcases our Cult of Done Espresso and single origin filter coffees, like the superb Kabingara. In addition there are a range of retail coffees to take home, alongside grinders and brewing equipment.

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Talkhouse Coffee

Address
275 Portobello Road, London W11 1LR

Phone
020 7221 8992

Hours
Mon - Closed
Tues to Fri - 8am to 5pm
Sat – 9.30am to 7pm
Sunday – 9.30am to 5pm

December 02, 2013

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Where to Drink It: Manifest Coffee

Manifest Coffee

In October, Folkestone was blessed with the addition of Manifest Coffee. This neat espresso and brew bar has seats for only 15, however, what it lacks in size it makes up for in modern design and amazing coffee. The simple clean wood bar was actually designed by Dean Edmonds, who is most famous his design work for Prufrock and Protein.

Sourcing espresso and filter coffee from Workshop Coffee Co. and a number of other top roasters, Thom - Manifest’s frontman and owner - will serve you coffee from their beautiful glass carafes and cafetieres. In recent weeks you'll have been able to sample our Hunkute, Kabingara and Yukro; and there will definitely be many more exciting coffees in try soon.

In addition to great coffee, Manifest has chosen to emphasise magazines and print media. With special coffee and magazine pairings - like Another Escape magazine with your flat white - Thom hopes to intensify the experience of both coffee and print media. An exciting new venue with a concentration on quality in everything they are doing.

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Manifest Coffee

Address
46, The Old High Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1RN

Twitter
@mnifstcoffee

Hours
Mon - Closed
Tues - 11am to 5pm
Wed to Sat - 8am to 5pm
Sunday – 11am - 4pm

November 29, 2013

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Where to Drink It: Upshot Espresso

Upshot Test

Based in Sheffield, along Glossop Road you will find Upshot Espresso filled with locals all year around and crammed with students during term time. With a rustic wood aesthetic, Upshot is all about good food and great coffee.

With a low set bar and seats, the team at Upshot have tried to emphasise customer interaction with the baristas and the brew methods themselves. Two different espressos are available at any time, and you will regularly see our Cult of Done or single origin espresso featured. In addition, Sam and the team at Upshot will be more than happy to make you a brew on V60 or Aeropress. A warm and relaxing venue, Upshot Espresso is a coffee destination for Yorkshire.

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Upshot Espresso

Address
355 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2HP

Phone
0114 278 0333

Hours
Mon to Fri – 8am to 5pm
Sat to Sun – 10am to 4pm

November 26, 2013

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Where to Drink It: General Store

General Store

With a diverse selection of seasonal fruit, vegetables and store cupboard essentials, every high street would be much improved by a grocer like General Store. Despite being a small local grocer it has been featured in international magazines for its emphasis on organic and British high quality foods. General Store also tries to concentrate on smaller and local London suppliers.

If you are lucky enough to be in the Peckham Rye then pop by for an Eccles cake and Cult of Done Espresso. Retail coffee is also available and can be ground to order for those of us not lucky enough to own a Porlex Hand Grinder. Also available are a selection of brewers, kettles, grinders and other coffee equipment. If you still haven’t decided on something special for your Christmas dinner or maybe a present for a worthy friend, General Store will definitely be able to fulfil your need.

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General Store

Address
174 Bellenden Road, Peckham, SE15 4BW

Phone
0207 642 2129

Email
hello@generalsto.re

Hours
Mon to Tues – Closed
Wed to Fri - 9am to 7pm
Sat – 10am to 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays – 10am to 4pm

Where To Drink It: Rapha Cycle Club

Rapha x Workshop

We are pleased to announce that as of next week Rapha Cycle Club will be serving our Cult of Done Espresso as its house espresso. Situated in the heart of Soho, on the site of the old Regent Palace Hotel, Rapha’s flagship cycling club has become well known for showcasing quality coffee from a diverse range of international roasters since July 2012.

Regulars of Rapha will know that it’s regular race screenings and the offer of guided group rides has made it a hub for London’s vibrant cycling community. However, far from focusing solely on cycling, Rapha Cycle Club has become an important part of London’s coffee scene.

Alongside our Cult of Done Espresso, in coming weeks you will be able to try out a number of our single origin filters on Kalita, AeroPress and batch brew at Rapha Cycle Club.

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Rapha Cycle Club

Address
85 Brewer Street, London W1F 9ZN

Phone
020 7494 9831

Email
londoncycleclub@rapha.cc

Hours
Mon to Fri – 7.30am to 9pm
Sat – 8.30am to 7pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays – 10am to 6.30pm

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