The thing I miss the most about working in Clerkenwell is going on coffee breaks around the office. After I quit my job, I thought I would spend more time working in coffee shops around town, but the reality is, it is more convenient and cost effective to work from home. So last year I really had to step up my home coffee game!
The specialty coffee movement has revolutionised Paris in the past three or four years and turned the French capital into a big player in the European coffee scene.
I hadn’t been to Paris since 2011, so when I went back for a weekend last November I had a long list of coffee places to try. Too many for just a weekend actually! Luckily I was back in Paris for work last month, just for a day and a half but enough to continue my tour of the best Parisian coffee shops!
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For the past few years I have been training myself on all aspects of coffee making, from production to roasting, from grinding to brewing. I have attended courses (London School of Coffee, Barista Camp EU, Artisan Coffee), spoken to roasters, observed baristas at work and practiced at home with my Sage Applieances espresso machine. There’s is always more to learn about coffee and I have discovered that only practice makes things perfect.