Two and half years later, our first blog post...

Hello and welcome to the first Notes blog post!

We've been a bit busy these past two-and-a-half years but that's no excuse for not keeping you up to speed with our exciting goings on. There's only so much you can say in 140 characters so while twitter will still be the best place to keep informed of menus, offers and events at your nearest Notes, the meta stuff will be shared here. 

So, by way of introduction, welcome to our new website. It represents an evolution not a revolution - the content and structure is similar but we are on a much better platform which allows us to blog, go mobile and ship beans. 

Ship beans you say?

That's right, our long-awaited roastery in Kings Cross is almost up and running. We've been planning it for well over a year, and now that our Loring Smart Roaster  has arrived the preparations are beginning on earnest. 

The builders have finished pulling down walls and installing our mobile cupping station. Fabio has been visiting speciality coffee importers around Europe to create our first house espresso and filter coffees. As different parts of the world harvest at different times, and due to shipping times, as a roaster we now have to plan our coffee consumption 4 months ahead of time. So you may not know what you'll be drinking come October, but Fabio does!

Coffee, or Tea, on ice

In other news our Summer Drinks menu has been going down a storm @NotesTrafSq and @NotesCoventGdn. Fun fact - while we discourage sugar in your coffee for our standard menu, for a latte on ice a bit of home made sugar syrup is nothing to be ashamed of. Why? Because the temperature drop takes the sweetness out of the milk, so you may need a little something.

We'll aim to post something here twice per month so drop back in to find out what we are up to. It won't be 2016 before our next post - that's a promise.