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

  • coffeeguide The Not Official London Coffee Guide
    Humble take on the independent scene
  • xmasblend Dum Dum Donutterie
    They don't have Cronuts but they do Cros
  • bonanza Bean Review
    Bonanza's Espresso Blend
  • moo Moo Cantina
    Lomito Time
  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
    Restaurant with personality
  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
    Square Mile's Belen Espresso
  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
    Not as good as usual!
  • quantus Quantus
    European cuisine in Chiswick
  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese
  • lavazza Bean Review
    Lavazza Qualita Rossa
  • bobosocial BOBO Social
    Great Burgers in town
  • bagelbakery B Bagel Bakery
    Bagels take Chelsea
  • cafedenata Cafe de Nata
    Sweet Treats are Made of This
  • taylorstbaristas Taylor St Baristas
    Great coffee in Mayfair
  • bolang Bo Lang
    Great Dim Sum in South Kensington
  • nudeespresso Been Review
    Nude Espresso's East Blend
  • wildbunch Wild Bunch
    Coffee & Juice Bar in Chiswick

The Coffee Inquiry IX: Monmouth - The Borough

Keeping my coffee research in London I got this time to Monmouth in Borough Market. Roasters and coffee traders since 1978, they opened for business in a small store in Monmouth St in Covent Garden, then in 2007 moved the roaster operations to Bermondsey. Monmouth second shop was the The Borough one, opened in 2001, a big shop, where you can buy grinded coffee, coffee beans, or enjoy the different drinks or treats they have, single cone filter, espresso based, pastries, or maybe indulge with truffles. They are really meticulous only using sustainable ingredients, like the milk they source it from Jeff Bowles in Somerset, or the sugar from Assukkar in Costa Rica. That’s in a nutshell what you will find in Monmouth. 

The store
Coffee time
Got to the place, market day, big queue, a couple ladies trying to expedite the ordering process asking in advance what would you be drinking. Coffee wholesale not as busy as the drink side, a great thing is they have a vast different types of origins for sale and you can mix your beans to make your own blend. 

Drinks menu
Bean origins
Make your own blend
I ordered a macchiato, the coffee was quite nice, not as strong as I like it but still pretty good, nice aroma, a bit bitter cocoa notes. The espresso blend is a mix between Brazil, Colombia, and Guatemala. Latte art a bit lacking, guess my barista was in training. 

Macchiato time
Bit better the second one
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco 
Beans: Monmouth 
Score: 4/5 

Single cone filter
Monmouth
Mouth reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Glasses” 

Kramer: Now look here, see it's right here: Gloria Vanderbilt Collection 
George: He sold me ladies' glasses! 
Elaine: I think, I think I'm having trouble swallowing. I can't, I can't swallow 
Kramer: She's got rabies, just like my friend Bob Sacamano, she's delirious, she's foaming at the mouth!

Monmouth The Borough
T: 020 7645 3585
Coffeehouse Roasters and Shop
Area: Borough
Borough: Southwark
Twitter: monmouthcoffee
Monmouth Coffee Company (London Bridge) on Urbanspoon


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