Friday, December 26, 2008

Long Macchiato, The Bishop, Kingston-Upon-Thames

Yes that's right. A Long Macchiato, rather than a Double Macchiato, in England. That's because Maria made it. For the last 6 years, the most Melbourne-like coffee you can get in London has been from wherever Maria is. And this one didn't disappoint.

The Bishop is a pub owned by one of the big, big chains of pubs here. Apparently, whenever there are new staff, Maria trains them in making good coffee. And then she trains them in making coffee the way that this big, big chain of pubs expects. 'Nough said.

1 comment:

  1. ive been in oxford for the last two weeks and after at least 15 attempts, not one barista has quite understood the concept of macchiato - instead bringing me out a luke warm shot... with a lot of milk... and about 2cm of white white foam without any sort of indication that they've heard the word crema before.

    England... youve let me down.