TonyVan Senior Member Joined: 24 May 2010 Posts: 276 Location: Pacific Northwest Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: GS/3, La Pavoni Grinder: Macap M7K, Rocky Drip: Kone
Posted Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:50pm Subject: Re: Coffee Roaster in Newbury, Reading, or Basingstoke area?
Alberto, I used to work for the old ICL in Bracknell and traveled frequently from the USA to your area. I always enjoyed it tremendously, but never found any coffee worth discussing. The beer was so good though, I had no cause for complaint.
That was quite a while back, so I trust the coffee situation has improved - and at no expense to good English beer I hope. Cheers!
pessutojr Senior Member Joined: 2 Sep 2012 Posts: 4 Location: Berkshire, UK Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Gaggia Classic Grinder: Eureka Mignon
Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 4:15am Subject: Re: Coffee Roaster in Newbury, Reading, or Basingstoke area?
Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
I will pay WorkhouseCoffee a visit at some point again. I've been there before and used their coffee, but the fact that they just leave the roasted coffee beans exposed to air and don't roast on a daily basis made me feel a bit unease.
I did go there and had an espresso the other day and must admit it was excellent.
I used happy donkey before, but not for coffee beans. They are not a roaster, so would leave them alone for that matter.
And lastly, the beer scene in Reading has certainly not suffered! The annual Reading Beer festival is great if you are into real ales.
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