My wife calls me a coffee geek. I have a proper bean grinder and espresso machine at home and the first thing I like to do when I need a caffeine hit when I’m away from home is to check out the local coffee shops or brew bars. (Not Starbucks, Café Nero or Costa Coffee).
St Andrews has several that looked ok. Didn’t try them all. Only two. Chalk and cheese as the saying goes.
A lot of coffee shops have big commercial espresso machines. A lot of coffee shops, sadly, can’t use them properly.
Unfortunately, this was one of them. Had the staff ever had barista training to use such a machine? Didn’t seem like it. Very hot and wet is the nearest I can get to complementing them. Too hot for coffee and too strong. Wasn’t cheap either.
Although the folding frontage was open as the weather was good, and it looked the business from across the street, it turned out to be atmosphere-less and through the back was dark and dingy.
My wife’s report about the toilets wasn’t encouraging either.
What a pity
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