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Moro were part of the famous Wilderness Festival again this year and were brewing up our Hodson blend for the revellers. In an intimate and colourful dining experience in their Moroccan-style Moro Souk Tent, a Bedouin tented backdrop of exceptional seated dining, they served up their aromatic, Moorish and more-ish fare to all.
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If you find yourself settling for the same Pret sandwich on your lunch break, or you can never think of anywhere new to go on a lunch date with a friend, there are plenty of cute cafes and quick-stop restaurants to be found, all over London. From salads and flatbreads to all-day breakfasts, take a look below to find out where to go to make the most of your lunch hour:
OZONE COFFEE ROASTERS
Best for: Brilliant brunch. This award-winning New Zealand cafe serves up some of the best coffee in London, (it's freshly roasted on site), along with lunchtime treats such as steak sandwiches, sausage and mash and prawn pasta.
Karla and Paul from our NZ Ozone family were fortunate to meet Giulia Mule during a cupping session in May....her blog post on cupping has been picked up by the COMPLETELY LONDON BLOG....read on...
DISCOVER LONDON’S BEST CUP OF COFFEE
Our latest guest post here at COMPLETELY LONDON comes from Giulia Mule, AKA @mulia, editor of London food blog Mondomulia. She tells us why London’s coffee scene is finally becoming something worth talking about.
London is taking part in a coffee revolution. For years, retail chains and supermarkets have dominated the market with their uniform blends, but there are now more independent coffee shops and roasters in the capital than ever before – many of which offer free public ‘cupping sessions’ where Londoners can learn more about speciality coffee and the work that goes into creating the perfect cup.
Cupping is the practice of tasting coffees from different farms in order to understand their basic taste. For a roaster, cupping is the key to creating successful blends. For the coffee lover, it’s a way to explore unique flavour profiles, discover new varieties of beans and define personal preferences.
During cupping, the coffee is tasted and distinguished by differences in flavour, aroma, fragrance, body, sweetness, acidity, balance, aftertaste and complexity. Coffee is judged in its basic form – roasted, grinded and brewed with filtered water. After the coffee is brewed, the grinds create a crust on the water’s surface; ‘breaking the crust’ is the way to clean the surface and release the coffee aroma. The grinds are then removed and the cupper uses a spoon to slurp the coffee strongly. This technique is used to evaluate flavours, body, and acidity. Finally, the coffee is spat out in an empty cup as too much caffeine can affect cupping abilities.
High street coffee is here to stay, but the popularity of specialty beans and the growing interest in cupping means that London’s coffee lovers now have the opportunity to turn their daily habit into a speciality ritual. Try it for yourself and you could discover the amazing, unique character hidden in your next cup!
Try a 60-minute cupping session at Ozone Coffee Roasters, 11 Leonard Street, EC2A 4AQ, where events take place monthly. For more information or to book your place call 020 7490 1039 .
Stop what you're doing. Cancel your plans tonight.
Ozone Coffee Roasters is hosting the first in their monthly 'cupping' event tonight (Wednesday) at 6 PM. The 90 minute masterclass will introduce you to subtle nuances and flavours in a coffee tasting session followed by an explanation of the blending process and a tour of their coffee roastery.
And once you've learnt to identify your own personal flavour preferences they will send you home with a bespoke bag of Ozone coffee. You'll be full of beans.
Ozone Coffee Roasters, 11 Leonard St., EC2A 4AQ; To book call 020 7490 1039
One of our cupping events in NZ
We were privileged to host journalist Neily Alimohamadi from the Cherie City website and they have already posted a fantastically positive review in the London section of the lifestyle website about their visit.
The article mentions Ozone’s launch into London and highly recommends Ozone Coffee Roasters...‘There are plenty of petite artisan coffee joints in East London, but Ozone is a much slicker affair, with an open kitchen serving proper restaurant dishes, intimate leather booths and table service.’
The post details the coffee on offer and explains about his tour of the roaster ‘Ozone roasts raw coffee beans 2-3 times per day on a classic 1975 PROBAT roaster, using beans from all over the world.’
‘Ozone ticks like clockwork and is run by a team who are passionate about what they do, but still have time for a chat – it doesn’t get much better than that!’
Excelent write up from LondonRob on his cool blog London Stuff
"After hearing good things about the newly opened Ozone Coffee Roasters cafe, just off City Road in Shoreditch, I finally made it there as part of an East End coffee mission this past weekend. I have to say, the whole experience was absolutely lovely - it was one of those mornings where all just felt good with the world and from the moment I walked in the door at Ozone everything about my visit was spot on.....Read on here
Looking for a place for brunch this weekend? If you're in Shoreditch, head to the Ozone Café. Tucked away in Leonard Street, this cool, stylish and airy space is perfect for a spot of healthy grazing on a lazy day. This lovely New Zealand import is also home to an artisanal coffee roastery - the Ozone Coffee Roasters. Order its yummy Ozone Salad (poached egg, salmon, avocado and sesame dressing) to accompany your head-spinning caffeine-fix, safe in the knowledge that, when it comes to café culture, antipodeans do it better.
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The London food scene is booming with underground food events and this week we teamed up with one of the pioneers of the ‘meatup’ craze Daniel Young, of Young&Foodish fame, for his monthly BurgerMonday event, inviting the award winning (and utterly delicious) restaurant, Moro to create the menu.
The event was a tickets only affair and sold out within three minutes of going on sale! The menu for BurgerMonday took influence from Moorish Andalucía, starting with an ice cold Tio Pepe Fino Sherry with a selection of tapas including broad beans with jamon, prawn tortillitas and salt cod & green pepper tortilla.
Next up was the main event – the Hindu Kush Burger, which was inspired by Moro’s Sam and Sam Clark’s travels and was accompanied with some delicately spiced chips, a cucumber yoghurt dressing and sliced red onions – with whole red and green chillies, inviting guests to add their own level of heat.
Mango Lassis topped with pomegranate seeds completed the meal making for a refreshing palate cleanser.
Of course an event at Ozone wouldn’t be complete without showcasing our coffee to all of these London foodies and inviting them for a tour around the roastery downstairs
It was great to see the place so packed with passionate foodies and to team up with Daniel and Sam Sam Clark from Moro – who also brought along a selection of their fab cookery books which were available to buy for foodie inspiration.
11 Leonard Street
p (+44) 02074901039
11 Leonard Street
p (+44) 02074901039