London Christmas and New Year 2013/4 Independent Coffeeshop openings

I’ve organised this by sections: click on the areas to go straight there. West End North, Central and City East South and West My coffee map West End Notes Music Coffee 31 St Martins Lane 24th 7.30am-5pm 25th closed Boxing Day 10am-6pm 27-28th 9am-10pm 29th 10am-6pm 30th 9am-9pm NYE 9am-5pm 1st closed Back to normal […]

Fond Memories – London Coffeeshops no longer serving…

With the news of the closure of Damson, Fred and Frann, and Salt this week I wondered how many of the third wave/independent/speciality coffeeshops open since the 2008/9/10 revolution had actually closed their doors. I always maintained it was very few, especially given the economic climate but the list is slowly growing. Sometimes places close […]

Speciality Coffee Map London – 2nd Edition

Ok, it hit the streets, shops and cafes in July but you might have missed it. Derek Lamberton of Blue Crow Media released the second edition of his print London  Coffee Map. For this edition, Derek wanted a collaborative approach so enlisted Chloe Callow, Lee Gaze (coffee maniac and guitarist) and myself to pool out […]

West Coast Coffee

This summer, I spent three weeks travelling down the West Coast to visit family and attend a family wedding. Of course I got to try a little coffee along the way. We travelled from Vancouver BC, down through Seattle and San Juan Island, Vancouver Washington and Portland Oregon to a week or so in Pasadena […]

Cross London Coffee Crawl W11 NW1 NW5 SE4

There were a few places I wanted to visit flung among areas I am not often found in so I decided on a special cross London trip. Fortunately both the canal towpath and newly improved overground rail connections made the journey a lot easier than it would once have been. The plan was to cycle […]

My 2012

What a great year 2012 has been. Highlights for me have included my music residency at Notes Covent Garden which has allowed me to develop a new playing opportunity with Maciek Pysz and Demi Garcia Sabat as well as appearances from Mike Outram, Alam Nathoo and Simon Roth. The gigs with Delicatessen have all been tremendous, […]