The last 5 years, London has risen to become one of the leading cities for quality coffee in the world. We have seen a flourishing of coffee venues in the capital and a renewed appreciation for speciality coffee.
Allergra's London Coffee Guide claims to be the definitive guide to London's 130 best independent coffee shops, including the ten best coffee carts and kiosks. Standing at 176 full colour pages, it can certainly point you in the right direction.
The guide has been revised and expanded for 2013 and now includes a new coffee knowledge chapter, so you can speak the lingo and impress your friends.
New additions for the 2013 edition also include profiles of 48 additional venues, and The City as a new coffee neighbourhood.
In the coffee knowledge chapter, specialist contributors share their expertise on coffee at origin, roasting, tasting and home brewing.
Other features include:
- Detailed venue profiles: including a review, opening hours, contact details, prices and equipment used;
- Photos for over half of all venues;
- Expert ratings: for coffee and overall experience;
- Handy symbols: indicate venue amenities and features at a glance
- Neighbourhood coffee maps: detailed maps to help you navigate and locate venues;
- Coffee Passport: record your coffee expeditions by collecting a stamp from each venue you visit.
The publisher behind the guide is Allegra Strategies, an established player in research and business intelligence for the coffee industry in the UK and Europe. The guide draws on their research, and is complemented by contributions from industry specialists and professional baristas.
There is also a handy app for your apple iphone to guide you safely to your next caffeine fix.
For more information visit www.londoncoffeeguide.com