Londinium Espresso

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Londinium Espresso

Postby michaelbenis » Mon May 18, 2009 6:47 pm

I've been very lucky recently, with some great beans from Steve at Hasbean (especially the Wild Bonga and Bolivian Cafe David) as well as a wonderful mad Harrar from James' Gourmet Coffee.

I initially got in touch with Londinium because I found out they are selling the legendary Olympia Cremina lever machine, and I'm a lever nut. I wasn't interested in their beans that much because I've never really considered myself one for smooth, sweet, mellow espresso and for some entirely mad reason of my own, that is how I interpreted the descriptions on the Londinium Espresso website - probably prejudiced by descriptions of mild blends, whereas everything at Londinium is single origin.

I couldn't have been more wrong in what I thought about my tastes, as was thankfully proven by a demonstration of the Cremina using a range of Londinium beans which I have now started exploring, in particular a Cuban that Reiss (the man behind Londinium and a real enthusiast) took a long time sourcing, which is gloriously symphonic, and a Costa Rican that is very sweet and smooth but surprisingly nuanced. Well surprising for me. In fact, it's been a real eye-opener. A beautiful choice of bean with just the right light roast to enhance these qualities. The more I drink it (sadly I have now run out) the more impressed I have become.

In short, I'll be exploring more of their stuff and highly recommend it - especially if you think it's not what you like :-)

Londinium are in my opinion right at the top of the tree of UK roasters. And thankfully we can now get the Cremina again in the UK.

Cheers

Mike
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Postby EricC » Thu May 21, 2009 8:53 am

Thanks for the info Mike.
I'll have to give them a try. :D

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Re: Londinium Espresso

Postby quoad » Thu May 21, 2009 11:53 am

michaelbenis wrote:I initially got in touch with Londinium because I found out they are selling the legendary Olympia Cremina lever machine, and I'm a lever nut.


"Ooooooooooo!"

*checks*

£1,943?

:(

Their beans sound well worth a look-see, mind!
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