best coffee in town

The Providores – Marylebone High Street, W1 London

In London on April 8, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Iced espresso at The Providores, London

The English today like it the New Zealand way. We learnt this soon after visiting The Providores, the  Tapas bar, which is known for its superb coffee, as well as New Zealand chef, excellent food, and exclusive New Zealand wine. This time we tried the iced Providores espresso. On a hot day in the city it was just the ticket. Yet, we left only to come back. This is THE place where one should have the flat white. That’s where this special type of coffee with milk came from – New Zealand.

Coffee at The Providores is a special blend that’s roasted for the restaurant by Monmouth Coffee Company. The drinks menu quotes: “Monmouth Coffee Company in Bermondsey and comes from single estate farms in Brazil, Guatemala and Colombia. Our decaffeinated coffee is produced using the Swiss water method from beans grown by farmers in Colombia. We use organic milk and also offer non-GM soya milk.” Thoughtful to the last coffee grain.

The way the English like it

In London on April 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Black coffee, Weighouse street, London W1


The English like it with milk and without, yet what’s really “in” right now is the New Zealand coffee breed – the white flat.

Recommended to be reviewed in London:

– Wolseley brasserie
– Pattiserie Valierie
– Cafe 1001
– Taylor St baristas
..and many more!

Café on Kalininsky Prospekt, Moscow, Russia

In Short coffee break on April 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Espresso and cappuccino on Kalininsky prospect, Moscow

This café has a European feel, at least when we were there around New Year’s – inside it was decorated in the style of Western Christmas traditions. The choice of coffees is diverse. You will not be disappointed in the way it was brewed – proper espresso and cappuccino with a heart-shaped swirl will suit your fancy.

Location – Kalinisnsky propspect, center of Moscow, opposite the well-known bookstore “Dom Knigi”

Light – café is situated on the ground floor, facing the street, and it separated from it by glass walls. Lots of light and a great view on the street ahead.

Advantages – self-order and pay at the cashier, no need to wait for the waiter to come up.

Bonuses – scrumptious deserts! Take caramel apple cake or a Russian traditional cottage-cheese filled pastry. Mmm…