The Espresso Room:
While residents of Sydney, Tokyo and Portland have created their own well-loved and supported premium coffee shops, it’s surprising how many in other cities have not. One glaring hole in the froth has always sat over London, where finding a good coffee shop can take the cunning of Miss Marple. Even then, at some point, the relationship always turns bitter – one morning the coffee just tastes bad and you realise the shots no longer hit the mark.
Ben Townsend is one of a new wave of bean connoisseurs who in the past few years…