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Frith Street

You won’t find many coffee houses with opening hours like our Frith Street store – serving coffee from 7 AM until 4 AM in the morning. This isn’t just because it’s London and we know that people want coffee at most hours of the day, but because Frith Street in itself is wholly unique. Lined with European cafes and restaurants, it’s as if a small part of Italy has come to life in the capital. Our coffee house invites you inside for some of the best people-watching you’ll find in the centre of the city, as well as a great…

Cortado milk
Cortado: What makes it good

There’s something different about our Cortado. It’s all in the detail of how we’ve recreated a classic and introduced it to our collection.

Ristretto or espresso: the science behind a good cup of coffee

  This change in approach makes an important difference to the taste profile of the drink. A ristretto, meaning restricted, has a sweeter, richer flavour. An espresso’s more bitter. The ristretto maintains a sweeter taste thanks to a complex collection of over a thousand compounds that are responsible for the aroma of coffee. These compounds influences mouthfeel (bitterness, sweetness, sourness) which is perceived by the tongue. The ristretto’s extracted with roughly half the amount of water, meaning the shots are more concentrated with fewer total extracts. This gives a fuller shot with more body and fewer caffeine compounds, which typically account for the bitterness within an…

Bitter Sweet Espresso Tonic

A refreshingly bitter sweet alternative to iced coffee. Try our espresso tonic recipe that’s just as good to drink as it is to stare at.

Project Esmeralda, Nicaragua

We’ve been working on a project this year in La Esmeralda, Nicaragua, with coffee farmers. Let us tell you some more.