Previously on The Blog About Nothing... in London!

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    Long queues and a complete tourist trap
  • beerberlin Beer Garden Time in Berlin
    Eins Bier Bitte
  • grindcoffee Grind Coffee
    Coffee Time in Putney
  • kalamaras Kalamaras
    A Piece of Greece in London
  • coffeeberlin Berlin
    Coffee Time in Berlin
  • sambaswirl Samba Swirl
    Froyo Time in Chiswick
  • tarantella Tarantella
    Another Italian Place in Chiswick
  • wharf The Wharf
    A lovely Restaurant by the Thames in Teddington
  • fiveguys Five Guys
    American Invasion
  • phene The Phene
    Great local pub for a drink in Chelsea
  • mangotree Mango Tree
    Great but Expensive Dim Sum Place
  • makoto Makoto
    Sushi Time Chiswick
  • buenosaires Buenos Aires
    Argentine Steakhouse in Chiswick
  • lookingglass Tea Time
    Fashionista Afternoon Tea
  • jsheekey J Sheekey
    Oyster Bar in London
  • alboccondivino Al Boccon Di'Vino
    A Real Italian Feast
  • donostia Donostia
    Basque Cuisine in Marylebone

The Coffee Inquiry Episode I: Kaffeine

A couple months back while back home, thanks to my family, I ended doing a coffee appreciation course. Basic things, how to make a perfect espresso, latte art, etc. The long story short I’m know really hooked with coffee, so decided to visit recommended places and blog about coffee. 

Blame it on the coffee
My first visit Kaffeine, independent Australian/New Zealand coffee shop, not surprisingly as the Australian coffee culture is huge. The man behind is Pete a Melbournian, who after researching for a cool coffee shop he decided to leave his job at Lord’s Cricket Ground and dedicated to his new venture. 

The place
The shop has a rustic approach, long counter, a couple tables with bar stools in front and some stools and tables at the end which are in fact empty boxes. They sell food, some baguettes and foccacias, and muffins, brownies, and other sweet treats. You can also have a guest coffee.

Happy staff
Sweet time
Angry Mule guest
Got to the place with Armando, he ordered a macchiato and I went for the espresso, the coffee is strong, excellent aroma, a bit bitter with fruity notes at the end, pretty good, an espresso perfetto. I asked about the coffee, and the staff told me they are using the Red Brick seasonal blend, 80% Costa Rica and 20% Brazil. They give you a cascara at the end, which is the dried coffee cherries to clean your pallet after drinking your coffee, nothing like a nice cold highly caffeinated tea to end your experience. 

Espresso Machine: Synesso Cyncra 
Beans: Square Mile 
Score: 5/5 

House Blend
Coffee reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Phone Message” 

George: OK, so you remember I made the initial call Sunday, she doesn't call back. I call again Monday, I leave another message. I call Tuesday, I get the machine again, I know you're there, I don't know what your story is. Yesterday, I'm a volcano, I try one more call, the machine comes on, and fly like Mussolini from the balcony, where the hell do you get the nerve? You invite me up for coffee and then you don't call me back for four days? I don't like coffee, I don't have to come up. I'd like to get one more shot at the coffee just so I could spit it in your face 
Jerry: You said that? 
George: I lost it

T: 020 7580 6755
Area: Fitzrovia
Borough: City of Westminster
Twitter: kaffeinelondon
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