Speakeasy Espresso & Brew Bar @ Lowndes Court, off Carnaby Street

昔、学生だった頃、友人とSpeak Easyというアメリカン・カフェによく通った。先日、カーナビー・ストリートを歩いていたら、横道に同名の店を発見。懐かしさと、「Espresso」という言葉につられて、このお店・Speakeasy Espresso & Brew Barに足を踏み入れた。

今年9月にオープンしたSpeakeasy Espresso & Brew Barは、セントラル・ロンドンのクオリティ・コーヒーショップのネットワークであるCoffeesmiths Collectiveのメンバーで、1階は新鮮な手作りサンドイッチやケーキがカウンターに並ぶエスプレッソ・バー、地下はBrew Bar(brew=コーヒーを淹れる)になっている。Brew Barでは、訓練を受けた知識豊富なバリスタが、ドリップコーヒーやサイフォンモカエキスプレスなど家庭用コーヒー器具を使って、お好みのコーヒーを淹れてくれる。Coffeesmithsによって焙煎されたエスプレッソ・ブレンドに加え、イギリスの有名焙煎業者(ロースター)から仕入れたコーヒー2種類が週代わりで登場。なんと、年に100種類以上の違ったコーヒーが味わえる計算だ。

コーヒーも食べ物も美味しいんだけれど、壁にかけられた絵だけがちょっとね。。。

When I was a student in Japan, I often met up with my friends at an American cafe called “Speak Easy.” I found the place with the same name the other day, when we were on Carnaby Street. I couldn’t resist to take a look at it, with a little bit of sentiment and the word “espresso” in its name.

Split over ground floor and basement, Speakeasy Espresso & Brew Bar is two coffee bars in one: espresso bar upstairs; and a Brew Bar downstairs, where you can enjoy any kind of coffee from filter to syphon and to other home coffee making equipments such as macchinetta, brewed by highly trained and knowledgeable baristas. Opened in September this year, Speakeasy is a part of Coffeesmiths Collective, which is a network of quality coffee shops in Central London. In addition to their espresso blend is roasted by Coffeesmiths, they have two new single estate coffee from some of the UK’s best roasters every week – which means that you can sample hundreds of different coffee each year. Other than quality coffee, they also serve freshly made sandwiches and salad as well as cakes.

Good coffee and good food, but I don’t like the painting hanging on the walls…

0 responses to “Speakeasy Espresso & Brew Bar @ Lowndes Court, off Carnaby Street

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