Re: coffee in the UK
Is that Higgins in New Bond St?
I used to buy my coffee from them donkeys' years ago, when I was young, single and probably more of an IT trainer than I was a teacher. It was a regular part of my life, and indeed, I guess part of the equation that sees IT linked with coffee.
These days, a generation along, I get my coffee from Martyns in Muswell Hill.
They still roast their own beans.
Failing that, for anyone round the centre or North of London there's still the Ethiopian coffee roaster in Camden Town. (Parkway). Not a wide range of coffees, but all really good. It's coffee roasting as art.The guy roasts his beans by trusting his experience in his tiny shop on a real Heath Robinson bit of a kit that has probably scared the health and safety types away.