So because I’m enjoying this so much I thought I would include small updates and ‘highlights’ so far.
I have updated my list too in case this is viewed long into the future. Tried so far;
Rave - multiple types
Kiss the Hippo - multiple types
Bella Barista (free sample)
Coffee by the casuals
Obviously taste is completely subjective and I want to preface anything that so far all of the roasteries tried have been worth recommendations.
So far highlights have been the following:
Coffee by the Casuals - Kenyan Mikhari AA has been delicious as a long black, inverted aeropress and a milk drink. Such a rich body and flavour profile. I can imagine this makes an exceptional espresso.
My personal rankings so far in no particular order.
Kiss the Hippo - Los Vasco’s, Honduras Nancy, El Change as well as a couple of acclaimed.
Coffee by the Casuals - Kenya Mikhari AA
Origin - Resolute, Wa Choo (both types), San Fermin (many more now out of season)
Kiss the Hippo still sits at the top for me and I’m not surprised to see it nominated as a top roastery at the London Coffee festival, along with alot of the ones already tried.
Hopefully people enjoy this and Blackcat, Carrington Co, New Ground and ManCoCo are in the tasting/workflow at the moment before finalising my opinion on them.