Category Archives: Coffee


Espresso hit


Through good luck, just hit upon a great espresso. Was given a bag of the ‘organic peruvian’ bought from the Algerian Coffee Shop in London’s Soho.

It’s a medium roast and works well as an espresso, prepared using a stove top pot. Lovely lingering chocolate finish. The challenge will be not to have three or more this evening.

Coffee I

tomoca-ethiopian coffeeA few words about fine coffee I’ve had the pleasure of drinking while moving around whichever part of town I happen to be in.

‘Caravan’,  in London’s Kings Cross, prepares finest coffee. Beans are roasted on the premises and special blends prepared for the day. Hit their coffee menu – you won’t be disappointed. I was thrilled to see Ethiopian beans there; given my fondness for the rocket-fuelled style of coffee one finds in Addis Ababa. A top coffee shop in Addis is Tomoca, Invest in some of their finest. Be warned, just a few of their espressos and you’ll be hanging off the light-fittings. It’s worth it.