As far as we are concerned, La Marzocco are the absolute grand masters when it comes to building coffee machines.
The La Marzocco Strada is a wondrous thing of beauty. Made to order in the hills of Scarperia near Florence, Italy, each machine is bespoke and incorporates technology which gives the Barista absolute and direct control over the pressure at any time during the extraction process. Our beautiful beast of a machine at Coffeesmith has now been joined by a younger sibling- another Strada at The Smith Windermere. And at The Rookery, we have a fabulous La Marzocco Linea Classic.
We are true coffee geeks- we live and breathe good coffee. Sometimes, along the way we've been disappointed by others who don't have the same passion or integrity that we look for- what we demand is quality, consistency & honesty from our suppliers- not expensive branding and hot air! After our first year of trading, we had to ditch one supplier because of this and we now have more control over the coffee.
Nearly every cafe and restaurant locally offers the same coffee with no point of difference. Recently, in the winter of 2017 we made the decision to partner with Origin Coffee Roasters. They are hugely experienced and respected and their coffee beans are of the highest quality. With a roastery in Cornwall (where Rob's family live) and London, Origin beans are used in some of the finest coffeeshops both nationally and internationally and we are so excited to bring them to Witney, Bourton on the Water, Faringdon and Windermere.
Of course we are still offering guest coffees from some of the other micro-roasteries that we know and admire. These guys definitely share our passion and integrity too- Roundhill in Radstock, Modern Standard in Tilbury, Wellington in Edinburgh, North Star in Leeds, Square Mile & Nude in London and others are emerging all the time- if we find something we like, we want to share it with our customers. Tell us what you like!
We can grind the beans for any type of coffee machine you may have at home, and we also sell 'paraphenalia' such as Aeropress coffee makers.
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