KLUED UP ON COFFEE
I have known about Kaffeine for a while but haven’t been there since just after it opened in August 2009. Having revisited it, I have no idea
This coffee shop is the local joint for many of the people working in the area. I spoke to one of the baristas working there and he told me that he recognised pretty much everyone in the shop. The place is full of people that are all passionate about having a good cup of coffee and fresh, healthy food. I had a great sandwich with my espresso, such a far cry from the processed stuff you get at your average Starbucks.
The nickname for the area is Titchfield Village. While it’s situated in a very central location, Kaffeine, among other independent shops in the near vicinity, brings back a sense of community which is often lost in big cities. A must if you find yourself near Oxford Circus.
I got speaking to one of the baristas who explained to me that it wasn’t water I was served with my drink, but Cascara. He told me how it was made up of the coffee cherry that is removed during processing which is then dried and used to make a tea like drink with goes well with an espresso.
Address: 66 Great Titchfield St, W1W 7QJ, London.
Email and/or Twitter: firstname.lastname@example.org and https://twitter.com/kaffeinelondon
Opening times: Monday-Friday 7:30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
Price of a double espresso: £2.20
Outdoor Seating (important for those tobacco lovers): 1 long bench