Friday, 29 September 2017


Nitro iced coffee - coffee infused with nitrogen similar to a soda fountain and apparently nitrogenated coffee is extra smooth and looks a little like a Guinness.  On tap at 200 Degrees, Birmingham and Starbucks.

Thursday, 28 September 2017


 Matcha Croissants and Pain au Chocolate at Soboro in Cambridge

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Feel Good Raw

 200 Degrees and cake offer including Sour Cherry & Hazlenut Raw Bar and Feel Good Granola

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Monday, 25 September 2017


Coffee#1 gears up for Halloween with over a month to go

Friday, 22 September 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Cost Effective Counter

Casual and inexpensive counter design at Yorks, Birmingham

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Great Lighting

 200 Degrees gets the importance of lighting.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Perfect To Go

Yorks in Birmingham - one of our previous Cafes of the Year -  has an interesting menu plus £1 filter coffee to go offer.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

Roasted By Us

 200 Degrees in Birmingham takes its coffee seriously - roasting their own plus coffee classes in their barista school.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Honesty Coffee

 Urban Coffee in Birmingham beats the queues by offering bulk brew coffee in an airpot and 'just pop £2 in the wooden box'.  Wonderful.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Keep it Cold

Wild Strawberry Cafe at Peterley Manor Farm, Gt Missenden keeps it simple - free cold water.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Caffeine Dealers & Local Milk Pushers

200 Degrees in Birmingham proudly declare they are "proprietors of distinctive coffee shops and unashamedly proud to be coffee geeks".  Many more stories from here courtesy of my wonderful cafe spy reporter cum Breckland Orchard drink supplier Claire Martinsen.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Lord Lucan

How to explain away, with humour, that your coffee machine is not working

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Spiralised Salad

 Wholefoods is switched on about salad trends - Raw Pasta Salad with courgettes, carrots, basil, cashews, pumpkin seeds and dressing (and no pasta!) and a take on Quinoa Salad.
Spiralised Butternut Squash and Beetroot

Monday, 4 September 2017

Pearls of ... Beetroot

 Skinny Beetroot 'Pearls' - mini sponges piped with a quark based cream cheese frosting from the Skinny Bakery @SkinnyBakery
 Chocolate 'Pearls' - mini sponges piped with tofu-yoghurt chocolate frosting

Friday, 1 September 2017

Feel Inspired

 Pure offers water on tap and healthy breakfasts - wholegrain croissants, eggs and smoked salmon, bacon and avocado toasted bagel.