Tapped and Packed No.193

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TAPPED AND PACKED NO.193

Tapped and Packed No.193 is the latest Tapped to be introduced to central London (following on from No.26 & No.114). While I love them all, this one, I think, is the most special.

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.

ESSENTIAL BEANS

Address: 193 Wardour Street, W1F 8ZF, London.

Email and Twitter: Richard@tapcoffee.co.uk, Tapped and Packed Twitter

Website: http://www.tapcoffee.co.uk/

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

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4 Responses

  1. Hugh Duffie

    02/28/2013, 07:08 pm

    You’re right about the Oolong tea – it is a palate cleanser! Sorry, we should have explained that but I’m glad you worked it out. Thanks for the love, so glad you enjoyed it. Cheers, Hugh

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    • Henry

      02/28/2013, 08:38 pm

      That’s good, it would have a been a bit awkward if I was wrong! Thanks for the clarification in any case. No worries, I loved my visit to the shop, keep up the great work!

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  2. Brian's Coffee Spot

    04/15/2013, 11:26 am

    I’ve only been to 193 once, so will have to go again, and also try 26 (Rathbone Place). I did like 193 a lot, but right now, my favourite TAP is 114 (Tottenham Court Road) which I found slightly more relaxing than 193, although I’m not sure why. It probably has a lot to do with the shape (114 is square, 193 long and thin). Both were very busy. I like the fact you can sit and see the roaster at the back of the shop at 193 though.

    Since you’ve been to (and written about) the other two, which one is your favourite?

    Brian.

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    • Henry

      04/16/2013, 12:42 pm

      For me this one is my favourite. I like 114 but i’m not a fan of the shape. I think 26 is probably the most relaxing if you’re by yourself but 193 is better if you’re going with a friend. You’ll have to check out 26 and let me know!

      Best,

      Henry

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