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Carpo coffee central londonWith the summer months fast approaching and the sunny streets of London becoming chock-a-block with shoppers, what better way to quench your thirst than with the authentic, rich taste of Carpo’s iced coffee. 

The luxury food emporium set in the heart of Piccadilly is home to an array of nuts, dried fruit, chocolate and fragrant coffee- the perfect ‘pick me up’ for those not so fun, Monday mornings.

Photo 13-02-2013 14 56 35Carpo prides itself on producing only the highest quality coffee, using ingredients sourced from independent suppliers worldwide. The store is home to an array of delicious beverages, including the iced brands, each made with rich Arabica beans giving an intense yet more-ish after taste.  Choose from a Freddo Cappuccino, rich and intense with a double-shot for an extra kick and a cool creamy finish, an Iced Latte for a more mouth-watering milky experience or a Freddo Chocolate for those devoted chocaholics. Freddo Espresso, Iced Americano and Iced Mocha's are also available, depending what tantalises your tastebuds! For an ultra refreshing taste, the store’s Nectarine Iced Tea infused with honey is sure to hit the spot! Real fruit pieces are used to create intensity and a fun fruity flavour.

Coffee is the starting point for millions worldwide, why? Well, not only is it the best ‘wake up call’, fills us with motivation and is- delicious, it is actually good for our health. The delicious beverage is filled with antioxidants and experts at Harvard Medical School have found that those who drink 2-3 cups a day are 15% less likely to develop depression. 

If you are looking for a pre-workout energy fix, an afternoon treat or an excuse to enjoy a gossip with your bestie’s, pop down to Carpo to experience the best iced coffee in town!


Carpo London

16 Piccadilly

London, W1J 0DE

Tel : +44 0207 2877233


the black penny London offer 1p lunch

The Black Penny is a brand new coffee house located on Great Queen Street in Covent Garden, providing a dedicated space for dining, drinking and debate in the centre of the capital.

Bridging the gap between fast food and gourmet gastronomy, The Black Penny offers Londoners refined but casual dining, freshly roast coffee and speedy take away at the busiest times of the day.

The venue is split across two floors, with service and seating on the entry level and the Seminar Pit below. Carrying the torch for heated debate and daring creativity, this room will host spoken word poets, lectures on the weird and wonderful and events to inspire, educate and entertain.

The Black Penny is inspired by the coffee houses of 17th Century England, named “Penny Universities” after the education they would imbibe to visiting customers. A penny would purchase a cup of coffee and admission to the venue, which also served as a centre of intelligent discussion on all matters from politics to poetry.

During the day, The Black Penny will serve an ever-changing daily menu of British influenced seasonal food, focused on flavour, quality and made with the best ingredients fresh from the market that morning. 

Head Chef George Notley has created a menu which offers a range of traditional breakfast items including Bircher Muesli and pastries together with delicious fresh fruit compotes in innovative flavour combinations such as Grilled Pineapple, Chilli & Lime. The menu also includes a selection of larger dishes such as Crispy Duck Hash with a Poached Duck Egg, Sweet Potato, Baby Spinach and Spring Onion and Slow Braised Black Penny Beans on Sour Dough with Goat’s Curd and Chives.

At lunch, a selection of fresh, seasonal salads, including Chargrilled Cauliflower & Roasted Aubergine and Black Quinoa with Avocado, which are available alongside more substantial dishes, like Stone Bass Ceviche with Fennel & Radish and Ox Tail, Ale & Kale Pie. The Black Penny will also offer a range of alcoholic drinks including Prosecco, Bloody Marys and a selection of red and white wines.

Coffee is integral to The Black Penny concept and it works with leading coffee roasters Alchemy to utilise the highest quality beans. Using traditional methods, this innovative approach means their dark beans are tempered with distinctive flavours and textures that make for a unique taste experience.

With a mid-late 19th Century facade and interiors, including a feature counter top for displaying the menu of the day, The Black Penny offers a unique and characterful environment with original period features that have been updated to create a 21st century Penny University.

Staying true to the educational ethos behind the venue and hailing a return of the retro notice board, The Black Penny has areas within the venue for Londoners to display posters for relevant events, talks and lectures in the area.

Customers will also be encouraged to write down and share an interesting thought or fact to clip onto the wall for others to learn from and share knowledge. Located close to the leading academic institutions in Bloomsbury and The Strand it is the perfect venue for lively debate and creative inspiration.

To celebrate their launch, the team are offering Londoner’s lunch for A PENNY, with the chance to try their ever-changing daily menu of British influenced seasonal food and delicious Alchemy coffee!

Come down to 34 Great Queen Street from 7am and exchange a single penny for a morning cup of coffee and from 11am try one of the dishes from the lunch counter such as Chargrilled Cauliflower & Roasted Aubergine and Black Quinoa with Avocado or Stone Bass Ceviche with Fennel & Radish for a mere penny too.

Bookings can be made on 0207 242 2580 or by visiting www.theblackpenny.co.uk

The Black Penny, 34 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AA

Instagram: @blackpennyWC2 / Twitter: @blackpennyWC2

cashless coffee cup comes to London coffee festival

A reusable coffee cup which allows consumers to order and pay for their coffee, earn loyalty points and send coffee to friends just by scanning the lid has been unveiled in London.

The frank green SmartCup™ is the first of its kind and was one of the most eagerly anticipated launches at the London Coffee Festival in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.

The revolutionary technology syncs frank green’s CafePay™ app with the SmartCup™ which has an embedded chip enabling the user to go cash free by tapping the lid of the cup to a sensor which processes payments securely at participating cafés.

Australian entrepreneur Benjamin Young, the founder of frank green, has long believed that integrating technology with reusable cups was the logical next step.  He said:  “What is amazing about this is that it blends the daily routine; you’ve got coffee, you’ve got money, you’ve got loyalty – you put that all together and you have an innovative way for cafes to build lasting relationships with their customers.

“A cup of coffee is the most traded micropayment in the world – with around one billion sold per day. Our market research told us there’s significant consumer demand for seamless cashless payments, loyalty discounts and special offers. We believe that the SmartCup™ and CafePay™ can completely revolutionise the way we consume coffee right around the world.

“What we’re creating is the ability to go cash-free – you can easily load credit onto your account. It’s for friends to send one another a coffee ‘just because’, it’s for people to build loyalty with their local café and be rewarded for going back. It also enables cafes to notify customers of special offers and discounts via the CafePay™ app, all while being sustainable and good to the planet.”

As well as pushing technological change in the coffee market, frank green’s major aim is to address the environmental issue caused by disposable cups, by promoting reusable cups to UK coffee culture.

With Britain’s coffee shop market estimated to be worth £7.2bn a year and over 19,000 outlets selling coffee in single use cups, the brand is hoping UK consumers follow Australia’s lead where 30% of people bring their own cup to the coffee shop.

Benjamin Young added:  “There’s definitely a major behavioural change required here in the UK and as while we’ve all become more environmentally aware in recent years, we seem to think nothing of contributing to the millions of throwaway cups that end up in landfill every day.

“Our message is clear – drink smarter and reduce unnecessary waste by taking your own cup when you go for a coffee.”

Launching in May 2015 worldwide, the frank green SmartCup™ can be purchased from selected independent retailers and cafes nationally, or online at frankgreen.com.au.

frank green has committed to donating AUS $1 from every online product purchased to Earthwatch, an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to protecting the environment.

coffee, parsons green london

Newly opened restaurant, Bistrò By Shot in conjunction with their sister café Shot Espresso, will be launching the perfect summer refreshment a dedicated iced coffee bar. Serving a selection of creative coffee cocktails, there will be nowhere better to cool down on a hot summers day.

The iced coffee bar will offer customers a chance to try out Bistrò’s very own special single, double and for those who need a real pick-me-up, triple Espresso Martinis, alongside their signature shakerato and affogato. Using the finest Italian coffee gelato made daily at Ice & Slice. These delicious coffee cocktails will leave you buzzing with excitement.

This spring, an elegant all-day dining concept will arrive in Parsons Green that looks set to become the neighbourhood’s new gem of choice. Bistrò by Shot will offer seasonal dishes with a French-Italian twist, using ingredients sourced predominantly from independent local suppliers.

From the team behind popular café and bar, Shot Espresso, and the recently launched pizza and ice cream venue, Ice & Slice, Bistrò by Shot will be headed up by talented Head Chef Fabrice Meier, formerly of Trinity, The Wild Game Company and One-O-One Knightsbridge. The menu will evolve naturally, dictated by the seasons, and bring home-style cooking to an informal and stylish setting.

Bistrò by Shot
28 Parsons Green Lane

Website: www.bistrobyshot.com

Coffee-donutsNeed a little boost to help start your mornings? For coffee lovers across the UK, premium doughnut retailer, Krispy Kreme offers customers the ultimate coffee experience with their freshly ground coffee collection - served exactly how you like it by its highly skilled baristas, to enjoy in store or on-the-go.

There is a special offering today however - as it's Blue Monday Krispy Kreme are offering your office the chance to win a coffee morning for free. All you have to do tweet @krispykremeUK why you are so Blue today using the hashtag #joyinacup and the best entry will receive a visit from our top Krispy Kreme Barista who will come in to serve freshly ground hot coffee to the team all morning. To enter, the tweet can be from your personal Twitter account or publication account.

Krispy Kreme believes great coffee doesn’t just happen, it takes a combination of three key ingredients to create the perfect cup – 100% Arabica beans, highly skilled Baristas and craftsmanship.

Krispy Kreme uses its own exclusive blend of beans to create a unique taste that coffee aficionados can only enjoy at Krispy Kreme. The Caffe Cuidado blend is perfectly blended from 100% Arabica beans sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms in Colombia, Brazil and Honduras.

This superb espresso blend is bright tasting and rounded, with warm and spicy aromatic notes throughout. Deliciously smooth as an espresso or americano, it has a balanced strength that means it tastes just as good as a cappuccino or latte.

Krispy Kreme coffee is never left in a pot waiting for someone to order it, their beans are freshly ground in store every day. Each cup of freshly ground coffee is handcrafted and carefully prepared by Krispy Kreme dedicated Baristas.

Being truly fun and unique, each cup of Krispy Kreme coffee is individually handcrafted by an expert Barista with Coffee Art; just as an artist signs a canvas they are happy with, each  Barista signs each cup with Coffee Art; creating mini moments of joy for its customers.

But that’s not all, to help with those early mornings; Krispy Kreme UK has a Coffee Club for any Coffee fans. Free to join, the Coffee Club entitles members to any small hot drink for just £1.50 every weekday morning and their very own Coffee Club key tag.

All you need to do is visit the website (www.krispykreme.co.uk) or ask in-store for details on how to join.