Published on 26 Jan 2021 by Kim Yudelowitz
Sourcing the finest beans are essential for our partner stores to ensure that their customers are always getting the best quality brew around. At the Coffy app, we’re lucky to be partnered with some great stores who roast their own coffee and use their own house blend in the coffee they serve in-store and also sell their blends for you to enjoy great coffee at home. Each store has their own incredible story, and roasting their beans is a top priority in making wonderful coffee.
Meletius Coffee, Islington
Meletius Coffee, based in the heart of Angel, roast the finest green beans sourced from around the world. Meletius have a raw passion for coffee, and ensure each cup allows their customers to absorb the richness and flavours. They sell single origin coffee for you to enjoy at home, or if you’re struggling to choose, they also sell a ‘spread the love’ blend featuring coffee from Costa Rica, Columbia and Brazil. The Ethiopian blend has flavour notes of candy floss, marzipan, plum and strawberry, a perfect combination to get your day going. Meletius also offer cupping sessions for anyone who’s eager to get stuck in to tasting real and proper coffee!
Deluxe CoffeeWorks, South Kensington
Deluxe CoffeeWorks London have brought the taste of the highly acclaimed coffee of Deluxe CoffeeWorks Cape Town to London. Their approach is specialty coffee is for everyone, and no one should be left out in enjoying their deliciously roasted coffee. Their house blend featuring the acidity of oranges, sweet chocolate, raw cocoa and dark chocolate makes the perfect formula to get stuff done. This is what they serve in store, which keeps the locals of Old Brompton well and truly caffeinated. Their retail bags are for sale too, giving you that Capetonian taste, without having to leave your front door, on those rainy lockdown days.
Caffè Royale, Camden and Marylebone
Caffè Royale invest substantial resources, their time, energy and passion into providing a high-quality range of espresso-based coffee to their customers. They use a unique Italian style blend made up of several different coffee beans which is exclusive to Caffè Royale. They take pride in getting to know the farmers who grow their beans, building long-term relationships and sharing knowledge that supports sustainable farming practices. This in turn helps the farmers secure their livelihoods and protect the land they farm… and it provides all of us with deliciously consistent coffee harvests, year after year! Bold flavours and zesty notes are how we would describe their coffee, but we’re open to second opinions if you’d like to try it yourself.
Authentically Greek, Stasis started their coffee shop business in Greece and have made quite a name for themselves. They run four coffee shops on the mainland, where they roast their coffee, and we’ve been blessed with a coffee shop in London too, offering a truly Aegean taste for all their customers to enjoy. You can purchase retail bags from their Camden store so that same authentic taste can be enjoyed at home. When you visit you can also try the many Greek treats and delicacies that are a great accompaniment to your favourite cup of coffee. Their specialty coffee is 100% Arabica, and is sourced from Guatemala, Kenya and Brazil, full of many rich flavours that’ll be sure to get your tongue wagging.
Caffe Latino, Bermondsey
If ever there were masters of Italian coffee, it’s Caffe Latino. Fronted by Francesco, a huge coffee connoisseur, he has created an extremely credible coffee roastery that sits on site at their store in Bermondsey. They sell coffee beans, ground coffee and coffee capsules that take your Nespresso machine to new heights! They have designed an 8 Hertz blend, which they explain much better than I can; “A truly symphonic cup of coffee. We designed our 8Hertz blend based on sound frequencies effects on coffee roasting and on the number eight.
Caffé Latino plays music and sounds tuned to Verdi’s Pitch (A=432Hz) while creating the “8°Hertz” blend. This coffee therefore is exposed to a middle- C vibrating at a frequency of 256 times per second, or 2 to the 8th power.” Pretty sophisticated, right? These guys definitely know what they’re doing.
Chapel Market Roastery, Islington
Having taken over the Launderette owned by her mum, Sinem’s kept the store’s essence in-tact, while making it into the perfect destination for a coffee in a warm and cosy environment. Chapel Market Roastery is simple, yet stylish. They use single origin coffee for the house blend and offer a selection of mixed blends that will have you sipping into the late afternoon! Chapel Market Roastery use Yemeni beans, which are smaller than typical coffee beans and need to be roasted delicately. All of Chapel Market Roastery’s beans come directly from the farm suppliers and bring tasting notes of dried fruit, chocolate, caramel and cardamom to you favourite coffee.
For the coffee conoisseurs out there, see if you can place the flavour notes of your favourite coffees on this flavour wheel!
You can find all these amazing stores on the coffy app, serving their own deliciously roasted coffee. You can enjoy them as a takeaway while buying a little treat to help support the businesses or grab a bag to take home and try it for yourself!