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    Independent Coffee in Brixton
  • xmasblend Bean Review
    Christmas Blend
  • francomanca Franco Manca
    Pizza in Chiswick
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    Algerian Coffee: Velluto Nero Blend
  • irmaspereira Bean Review
    Rave Coffee: Irmas Pereira
  • thehive The Hive SW6
    Parsons Green Independent Coffee Place
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    Venetian Tapas in Victoria
  • redsbarbecue Red's True Barbecue
    American Barbecue in London
  • tamp Tamp
    Coffee Time in Chiswick
  • zucca Zucca
    Last meal in Bermondsey
  • francomanca Franco Manca
    Great Pizza now in Covent Garden
  • flavourly Flavourly
    Beer Delivery in London
  • workshopcoffee Workshop Coffee
    Coffee and more Coffee
  • Wokshop Wok Shop
    Best Dumplings in Berlin
  • mustafas Mustafa's Gemuse Kebap
    Long queues and a complete tourist trap
  • beerberlin Beer Garden Time in Berlin
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  • grindcoffee Grind Coffee
    Coffee Time in Putney

Coffee Enquiry XLVI: Wild Bunch

Yeah, I'm going there today. In fact you should see this housekeeper his got. She's from Senegal, wild, wild, stuff
Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld Episode “The Old Man”)

Another recent addition to Chiswick high street is Wild Bunch. A smoothie and Juice bar going around superfood concept and obviously some coffee. The finishing of this independent place is quite nice and neat, small but relax place.

The Place
I got a lovely macchiato, strong coffee and creamy, old fashion presentation. Have to say I have been a couple times but I have seen a massive improvement from the first time I visited.

Coffee Time
Beans: Tonino Lamborghini
Machine: San Remo
Score: 4/5

Nice coffee, the smoothie and juices are great, and don’t leave without eating the banana bread

Wild Bunch Juicery
T: 020 8061 9109
Coffee & Juice Bar
Approx Damage: £10
Area: Chiswick
Borough: Hounslow
Twitter: WildBunchJuicer
Wild Bunch Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Coffee Enquiry XLV: A Federation in Brixton

Don't you see how wrong that is? Where's your Christmas spirit? And eye for an eye!
George Costanza (Seinfeld episode “The Strike”)

I went the other day to Brixton and had the chance to do a pit stop and try a coffee in Federation Coffee.

The place is a typical antipodean coffee in the middle of Brixton Village Market. The offer coffee and some nibbles including Anzac biscuits, as it was Christmas I had to had a mince pie.

Flat White
Now to the coffee business, I got a flat white, their beans are from a special blend made for federation. Coffee was nice and sweet, and the extraction was made carefully with nice latte art. Really nice venue where you will find a relax place perfect for a cup of coffee.

Beans: Campbell & Syme
Machine: Marzocco
Score: 4/5

Federation Coffee
Coffee Place
Approx Damage: £5
Area: Brixton
Borough: Lambeth
Twitter: Fed_Coffee
Federation Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato Square Meal

Bean Review: The Christmas Blends

Welcome, new comers. The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you're going to hear about it! You, Kruger. My son tells me your company stinks!
Frank Costanza (Seinfeld episodes “The Strike”)

With all the Christmas spirit different coffee roasters here in the UK offer a festive blend for the season. So I decided to give a try to three different coffees.

Christmas Blend Time 
Ozone Christmas Blend

Ozone’s blend is a mix of Brazil Alta Vista, Guatemala El Eden, and Kenya Gathaiti.

It comes in a medium to dark roast, more medium than dark. You will find some chocolate and spicy notes, a notch of acidity, and long aftertaste. Good for milk based drinks as the chocolate flavours mix well but you will miss some of the spicy notes you will get in single or double espresso shots

Ozone's Art
Roaster: Ozone Coffee
Medium Roast
Christmas Blend 2015
Varietals: Not specified
Score: 4/5

Their package comes with a lovely snowflake design from Sophie Mo

Ozone Coffee Roasters
Coffee Roasters
T: 020 7490 1039

HurRave Holiday Blend

The second festive blend I tried was from Rave Coffee. Their HurRave blend is a mix of Indian, Rawanda, and Ethiopian coffee.

Again a medium to dark roast a bit bitter, it has a strong berry finish, and a quite long aftertaste with too many bitter notes. Sadly it felt a bit monotonous for both milk based and espresso shots. Quite strong coffee so probably better for flat white or cappuccino and to cover the disguised a bit.

Rave's Blend
Roaster: Rave Coffee
Medium/Dark Roast
HurRave Blend
Varietals: Not specified
Score: 2.5/5

Rave Coffee
Coffee Roasters
T: 012 8565 1884
Twitter: RaveCoffee

Allpress Christmas Blend

The last one I tried was Allpress Espresso Christmas Blend. It is a mix of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Guatemala Huehuetenango, and Sumatra Aceh.

Medium roast a bit mild, some floral notes, citrus acidity, nice spicy aftertaste. Milk based drinks such as cappuccino quite mild and sweet getting nice balance with the spices and citrus flavours. Much better for espresso shots as flavours lost in flat whites. If you can’t live without milk based then go for a small cup macchiato to keep some of the coffee notes and better balance.

Allpress Blend
Roaster: Allpress Espresso
Medium Roast
Christmas Blend
Varietals: Not specified
Score: 3/5

Allpress Espresso
Coffee Roasters
T: 020 7749 1780
Twitter: AllpressDalston 

The beans were grinded with a Rancilio Rocky grinder and the extraction made with a Rancilio Silvia

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