Review

Black Sheep Coffee – Eastcheap

leili / November 22, 2017

On my way home from the gym, I noticed a new cafe was recently opened on Eastcheap Street. It’s called Black Sheep Coffee and was designed by a group of coffee-loving friends who decided to “Leave The Herd Behind”. They set out to challenging the status quo by sourcing only unorthodox coffees that have a story to be told. This…

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Review

London Coffee Festival 2017

leili / November 14, 2017

The London Coffee Festival happened between the 6th and 9th of April. And I was there to check what was going on. If I could describe this event in one word, it would be incredible! In London, there is an ever-growing culture of selection, roasting and preparation of our delicious cup of coffee, whether at home or in the small…

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Review

Four Corners – Waterloo

leili / November 14, 2017

I was walking around Waterloo station and quickly did a search for a café. The best-rated coffee shop that appeared on foursquare was Four Corners and it was located just a few feet away. So I decided to go there and see why. The café is on Lower Marsh Street, where commerce is thriving and there are street fairs with food stalls.…

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Recipe

Aubergine Caponata

leili / November 14, 2017

Today I will share the most versatile recipe I learned from Maria: aubergine caponata. She is an extraordinary and inspirational woman, who cooks amazing food. Maria is the mother of 2 friends of mine, which I had the luck to known during my teenage period. She was always cooking delicious dishes, mainly influenced by Middle Eastern flavours. Some of her recipes…

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Aubergine Caponata

leili / November 14, 2017

        Print Recipe Aubergine Caponata The best aubergine caponata you will eat! Diced aubergine, bell peppers and onions, with garlic, olives and raisins, seasoned with salt, zaatar and all spice. Everything mixed with vinegar and olive oil and roasted until soft and aromatic. Course appetizer Cuisine Middle Eastern Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 30-40 minutes Passive…

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Review

Ask for Janice – Farringdon

leili / November 10, 2017

Walking around Barbican these days, I had some free time between appointments, and went for a cup of coffee in the charming Ask for Janice.   In fact, Ask for Janice is a relaxed bar/restaurant, which was named after a Beastie Boy’s song (I loved the inspiration!). The bar speciality is Gin, a traditional distillate here in England. But the…

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Review

L’eto Caffe – Brompton

leili / November 10, 2017

On weekends my husband and I are always coming up with something to do out. Recently we went to the Victoria and Albert Museum to visit an excellent exhibition on the youth revolution of the 60s and 70s, culminating in Woodstock. In the Brompton region, besides Victoria and Albert, we also have the Natural History Museum. Both are a must…

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Recipe

Maracuya Caipirinha

leili / November 8, 2017

Recently, I worked in collaboration with Fruit Ground, creating content about Maracuya, one of the fruits they import and sell in UK. Maracuya is a  extra-large type of passion fruit, with yellow skin when ripe and encases an exceptionally juicy yellow-orange pulp and many petite brown seeds. The flavour has an amazing tropical caracteristic, very fruity and fresh with floral…

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Review

Java U Café – Aldgate East

leili / October 23, 2017

The first coffee shop I visited in London was Java U, which is very close to Aldgate Tube Station. After walking all day long, I could not resist enjoying a warm cup of coffee at Java U.    The place is spacious, clean and cosy with long tables, comfortable sofas, counters, lots of seats and excellent lighting. They have wi-fi which is…

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Love coffee

leili / October 6, 2017

My story with coffee started early. I lived in a region of Brazil know by coffee cultivation. I like coffee since I was a kid. At home, we had black coffee and bread with butter for breakfast every day.  My grandmother had a coffee tree in the backyard. Whenever there was a harvest, she would dry, blow, roast by herself. The…

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