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Topic: Good Coffee in London, UK...? (8 msgs / 177 lines)
1) From: Justin Marquez
I have an upcoming bidniz trip to London (as in "England").
Due to the equipment bulk and power difference considerations, I don't plan
to take any roasting equipment with me.  I did note that Tom's suggestion in
the last couple of days about HasBean as a greens source also offers
roasted, so I may try them out if I have coffee brewing equipment in the
room.
Assuming that brewing it myself is a problem, are there any recommendations
on good coffee spots "over there"?
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

2) From: Leo Zick
london is for tea, not coffee :)
On 8/8/07, Justin Marquez  wrote:
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3) From: Brett Mason
On my trips to London, I pack a french press, a Zass Grinder, and 2lb of FC+
roasted Colombian..... (coffee).  Hotels seem to have coffee makers to heat
the water.....
Brett
On 8/8/07, Justin Marquez  wrote:
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Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

4) From: Sandy Andina
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When I visited London in 1991 I rented a tourist flat in  
Knightsbridge--the kitchen came equipped with a burr grinder, French  
press and electric kettle.  Bought beans down the street at Harrod's  
food hall, and thus never experienced bad coffee (at least not for  
breakfast). At the restaurants where I was served coffee it was  
stronger and fresher than 90% of what was available in restaurants  
back home.
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Sandy Andina
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When I visited London in 1991 I =
rented a tourist flat in Knightsbridge--the kitchen came equipped with a =
burr grinder, French press and electric kettle.  Bought beans down the =
street at Harrod's food hall, and thus never experienced bad coffee (at =
least not for breakfast). At the restaurants where I was served coffee =
it was stronger and fresher than 90% of what was available in =
restaurants back home.
On Aug 8, 2007, at 4:51 PM, Brett =
Mason wrote:
On my trips to London, I pack a french press, a Zass = Grinder, and 2lb of FC+ roasted Colombian..... (coffee).  Hotels = seem to have coffee makers to heat the water.....   = Brett   On 8/8/07, = Justin Marquez <jjmarquez> = wrote: I = have an upcoming bidniz trip to London (as in "England").  =   Due to the equipment bulk and power = difference considerations, I don't plan to take any roasting equipment = with me.  I did note that Tom's suggestion in the last couple of days = about HasBean as a greens source also offers roasted, so I may try = them out if I have coffee brewing equipment in the room. =   Assuming that brewing it myself is a problem, are = there any recommendations on good coffee spots = "over there"? Safe Journeys and Sweet Music Justin = Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
-- Cheers, Brett http://homeroast.freeservers.com= Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.com = --Apple-Mail-22-24938213--

5) From: Justin Marquez
That's encouraging to hear about the local restaurant coffee!  Hopefully the
flat we are renting will have coffee equipment, too.
Obviously, while in England we will be sampling the teas available there.
Both of us do enjoy tea as well as coffee.  (But *nothing* takes the place
of a really good cuppa joe.)
Thanks.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On 8/9/07, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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6) From: Ronald Sills
London is full of Good Coffee Bars, *$ if you must but Costa Coffee is 
the longest established chain & still the best
Hasbean is an excellent on line source of fresh roasted beans with very 
quick delivery - checkout their website
Take heart from the fact the World Barista Champion comes from London
Enjoy your visit - you will not be disappointed with the coffee available
Ron Sills
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7) From: miKe mcKoffee
Jim Hoffmann has a number of London café reviews on his blog. (He's =
the new
World Barista Champion from the UK)http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee">http://www.jimseven.com/category/cafe-review/Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
www.mcKonaKoffee.com
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I =
must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal =
enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone =
before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
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8) From: Justin Marquez
All who responded -
Thanks for the tips!
Ron -
I had checked out HasBean's site and I am glad to know that they are
reliable. I may just have to try them as long as I am over there.  SWMBO is
coming along, too. We are both looking forward to it a lot. Even though it
is a working trip for me, I hope to have weekend time free.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On 8/13/07, Ronald Sills  wrote:
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