TAPPED AND PACKED NO.193
The space is larger and more intriguing than the others but the primary reason this one stands out is that they roast their own blend in store once a week. I was lucky enough to visit on a roasting day and the roaster told me a bit about his background. The thing I love about the coffee industry is that everyone seems to have got into it a different way!
Eager to try out their new blend, I ordered a double espresso. What was special about this espresso was that it was served with a small shot of oolong green tea. I can only assume that this is given to cleanse your palate before your coffee but I could be wrong. Whatever the reason, I very much enjoyed it.
The coffee was excellent. While before, Tapped served a combination of roasters’ blends, they have successfully shifted to their own without a drop in quality.
Tapped is a special place and (as I’ve said before) the reason for this is the careful attention to detail. Everything is the product of a lot of thought and effort – no stone has been left unturned. The result is that Tapped have developed a very distinct, almost New York-esque style.
I highly recommend Tapped No.193. Whether you want to come and try the excellent coffee, or take a friend somewhere a bit different, it’s really worth checking out.
Address: 193 Wardour Street, W1F 8ZF, London.
Email and Twitter: Richard@tapcoffee.co.uk, Tapped and Packed Twitter
Opening times: Monday-Friday 8am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm
Price of a double espresso: £2
Outdoor Seating (important for those tobacco lovers): A bench directly outside the shop