The Espresso Room in London is a tiny hole-in-a-wall sort of café.. During my recent London trip I have already committed myself to ensuring that I pay a visit to here, as I missed out last time due to my poor plannin! I was finally granted my wish this time, and the coffees did not disappoint either.
Square Miles ‘Red Brick’ Blend - Synesso Pulled
As mentioned before in the Notes Music & Coffee review, I drank the exact same coffee blend made at 3 different cafes during the same day, and I have also had the privilege to try this at numerous other cafes at other times! The espresso here tasted quite different from the other 2 cafes doing the same blend though ~ it was mainly Lemon Meringue Pie which was quite balanced. I personally preferred the Espresso Room version here vs Notes Music & Coffee, but then again, they are all using different methods and machineries. Too hard to judge precisely? ~ 9/10
Yirgacheffe Single Origin – Cupping
I was lucky enough to have walked in at the crucial moment, when they were doing some coffee cupping and to train another barista. Out came a ‘cupping’ shot on the courtesy of The Espresso Room… That Jasmine tea like aroma was instantly unmistakable! And it was a bit sweeter than I had expected for a Yirgacheffe. It brings back good memories of a Yirg.
Black Cat Project – Honey Badger, pulled on Synesso
The barista said this was roasted around 1 month ago and slightly beginning to drop off it’s form. I did find it to be quite smoky and brood, but it was still decently balanced. Having quite a few normal shots from Black Cat Project, I think this was actually approachable enough for a daily drink. ~ 7/10
Price: British Pounds £6
Ease of Access – 3/5
Coffee: ♕♕♕♕♕ - ♕♕♕♕♕ 1/2
Opening Hours -
Mon to Fri - 7:30am to 17:00pm
Sat - 9:30am to 14:30pm
Sun – Closed
Address: 31-35 Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3HZ
Ph: 07760 714883