I was thrilled to find this magazine in a book shop in Manchester. It’s called Dog and is about dogs. I love browsing through it with a cup of coffee. My two favourite things!
This coffee shop caught my eye while walking around Manchester. It’s a design store and speciality coffee bar. I had a long black and coffee cake. If I lived in Manchester I’d be a regular!
I needed all the fuel before a long day at the Ignite off-site in London. Black coffee and croissant at Notes coffee shop did the job.
Glasgow Coffee Festival returned for another year. Rab and I went on the Sunday as we had a wedding on Saturday. I’m always tired the day after a wedding as it’s both physically and mentally demanding, so coffee was definitely needed!
We complimented our flat white with cakes from CakeSmiths, then washed it down with #rawsoda. We also saw a lot of cute dogs.
Last weekend, Rab and I did a small coffee shop tour in Glasgow. We visited McCune Smith, Spitfire Espresso and Meadow Road (and Tantrum Doughnuts).
McCune Smith: I had a tasty coffee from the AeroPress, but the service was really slow.
Spitfire Espresso: Great sandwiches to compliment your coffee.
Meadow Road: Nice decor and interesting floor, which makes for a good photo backdrop.
Tantrum Doughnuts: Krispy Who? This is where to get your doughnut fix.
I caught up with Rab, a talented Instagram photographer, over coffee in Artisan Roast. His coffee left a pretty pattern in the coffee cup. That’s the only excuse you need to take a photo.
When I saw Pact’s Kickstarter for Nespresso-compatible coffee pods, I was all over it. I’m not a subscriber to Pact, but I’m familiar with their brand and like what they do. I had faith they’d deliver great coffee in a pod.
As it’s the first production run, there are a few niggles with size (I think they use a thicker foil for the pod). Taste-wise, I prefer these to the official Nespresso pods.
P.S. Discovered my cajón drum makes for a nice backdrop.