Sunday, 7 December 2008

I have a dream

"Australian proprietress Shelagh Ryan is determined to make London a better place by serving quality, no-nonsense food and proper coffees to the people.”

Well its not world peace, but it’s something. This week Lantana was featured in Timeout as one of the best places in London for coffee, thanks, in part, to the ‘coffee super-couple’ of Monmouth coffee and our La Marzocco espresso machine.

But while ‘LaMouth’ receive most of the attention and the accolades, they would be nothing without their team of personal assistants, otherwise known as baristas: Rachel Mary, Geoff, and Kirbie (who is currently on tour).

The barista supercouple; RM and Geoff.

RM throwing some shapes on the coffee machine...and on the coffee.

I am honoured that Lantana has been recognised for its good deeds towards coffee; helping to make the world a safer place for coffee drinkers.

According to RM and Geoff, the top five crimes against coffee committed throughout the developed world are: screaming milk, syrups, bucket cups, mugachinos and towers of froth.

And crimes against baristas? RM cited a customer who ordered a half caf / half decaf semi skim cap with soy froth. Thankfully not a Lantana customer.

Geoff, RM and Kirbie, thankyou for ensuring that I never have to go far for a fantastic coffee.


John Flood said...

I read the TO piece and as I work nearby I came to sample the coffee. I had a brownie too. Both were excellent. I like the glass of water with the coffee too. Nice touch, nice ambience, and delicious coffee.

Flaneuse said...

We came last month after reading the note in TO web page in barcelona before travelling to london. All was perfect! Good luck to all the lantana team!

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Beautiful work :)

Can I just say that you're doing a grand job running a restaurant and blogging to the world about it.

I'm hearing great things about Lantana and I'm due a visit sometime soon, till then I'll link you up on my blog and I wish you all the best and keep up the blog becos foodies looooove it.

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