Curators Coffee is a beacon of warmth and colour in an area lacking in both. Curators Coffee keeps the financiers of the City well caffeinated and adds a little bit of spark to their day. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about coffee and are happy to inform you about all the special things going on in the shop. They do a monthly creation which ensures that there is constantly something new to try in the shop and it’s normally quite unusual. This month it’s the pairing of the essence of coffee flower with their Ethiopian yirgacheffe filter coffee. The essence helps bring out the floral properties of the yirgacheffe.
I went for my customary double espresso. It was made well and tasted excellent. Curators‘ house blend is from the Union Hand Roasted range (they also offer a guest blend from a different roaster). Coffee aside, they’re also innovating with tea. Those familiar with Matcha tea will be aware of its numerous health properties. In order to get the same amount of antioxidants in one cup of matcha tea, you would need to drink 137 drinks of regular green tea! When I found this out, I jumped at the opportunity to try a matcha latte. I’m not the biggest fan of green tea but the matcha latte was very intriguing. What I liked in particular was that it gave me a sustained energy boost for the rest of the afternoon. I didn’t get any energy dip which I often get a while after having had an espresso.
Curators Coffee is a fantastic coffee shop full of love and warmth, if you work in the area, it’s an absolute must.
PS The illustrations are done by the barista, Tim, check out his website where you can buy some of his prints.
Address: 9A Cullum Street, EC3M 7JJ, London.
Opening times: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5pm,
Price of a double espresso: £2
Outdoor Seating (important for those tobacco lovers):
Have you been to Curators Coffee? What did you think?