Happy New Year!
Well, the weather has really closed in here and it is toe-tinglingly cold at the moment. Coffeesmith & The Cogges Kitchen are both open daily and full of comforting cakes, hot food, & homemade soups to really warm the cockles of your heart. And speaking of the heart, the Smith will be opening in the evening of Valentine's Day for a very romantic pop-up bistro. Details on the News, Events and Press page of this site.
Also on that page are details of our inclusion in the Sunday Times 25 best Coffee Shops in the UK- an honour we were thrilled to receive.
Guest coffee has arrived in the shop from our friends at Roundhill Roastery in Radstock, Somerset and all the details, tasting notes etc are up on the board in the Smith. There's a Kenyan filter available which we will put through an Aeropress. If you haven't seen an Aeropress before, then come in and Islay can demonstrate for you. They are really fantastic for making a very clean and pure filter coffee and best of all are small and portable- I even took one on quite a hair-raising sailing trip from Portugal to Spain last summer and in very rough conditions, my buddy and I could still enjoy fantastic coffee every morning! We've got a few left in stock, and the Roundhill beans are also available to buy in retail bags too.