Around 95 million cups of coffee are consumed every day here in the UK and with coffee culture reaching dizzy new heights, independent coffee houses are slowly carving out their corner in a market oversaturated with national and international chains.
While drinking a hot tasteful coffee, you might prefer sitting in an original coffee shop rather than an overfilled place where you don’t even have time to relax.
The spread and popularity of Britain’s chain coffee shops would be nothing without its counterpart – the independents. With every clean-cut Costa, Caffe Nero, and Starbucks store you see, there’s likely to be a cozy little hole in the wall nearby, offering a very different experience. Rivaling the big competition, indie coffee shops are being rolled out all over London, and with one likely to be coming to a high street near you: is an indie coffee shop to be preferred?
Kahaila Cafe, 135 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SB.
“A coffee shop with a conscience” is the name of the game at Kahaila cafe, a delightful little find amongst the plethora of vintage clothing stores and trendy shops on Brick Lane.
If you’re like me, a person who enjoys the aromatic smell of coffee in the morning, but not the sometimes bitter, but mostly sour taste of coffee, then you have definitely tried either a cappuccino or a latte. These two brews are definitely at the top of the list of coffee drinks which don’t have the strong taste of coffee. With somewhat similar methods in making, there is still a clear distinction in the tastes.
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