Monday, 18 July 2011

Week Beginning July 18th - One Tree Coffee

As you may know already, before Kaffeine, I worked at Lord's Cricket Ground, spending 3 and a half years there looking after all the casual catering staff.

This year we are back again, and this week in particular is the big one, the second Test, against one of the great all time teams with the most passionate and religious of supporters, India.

We are very lucky to have been invited back to help with their coffee offer this year and we are located in the premium outdoor dining area of the Harris gardens, just up the main driveway from the Grace gate entrance. However, it is open to the public, so anyone is welcome to come in and our prices are the same as Kaffeine.

We are known as One Tree Coffee, in reference to the one coffee tree that survived the trip from France to Martinique back in the 1800's.

We will be using Square Mile espresso on a la Marzocco Linea 2 group, but most exciting is that we will also be doing filter coffee, again with SQM, grinding our coffee fresh before extracting a maximum of 10 litres at a time through the Bunn boilers.

This especially is where we are getting a difference in the quality of the coffee compared to the bars and function areas where the MCC use Kenco pre ground. It really shows that with a bit of effort and understanding, the coffee offer can be so much better.

And it is this small step that I hope will soon be pushed across the ground, and even more so, that coffee fresh ground and put through a filter, whether it be a one cup V60 or a 10 litre boiler, can be really, really tasty.

Part of the reason we are at the ground is because they have listened to their customers, the members and the public, who have been demanding better quality coffee and now they have done something about it.

I only hope that more and more places and people will start to discover not just quality espresso, but quality filter as well.

Better quality coffee, demand it and it will come.

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 2.90
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 2.90
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passionfruit, peach) 3.30
(add 30 p for granola or yoghurt)
Ciabatta Roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.50
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.50
Croissant with gruyere cheese and plum tomatoes 3.50
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with homemade preserves 1.70
Cinnamon and raisin toast 2.00
Banana Bread 2.00

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissants 1.60
Pain au chocolat 2.20
Almond croissants 2.70

Baked Treats
Blueberry muffins 1.80
Kumara and Sweet Corn savoury muffins 1.80
Apricot and Chocolate friands 1.90
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.20
White chocolate blondies 2.20
Portuguese tarts 1.80
ANZAC cookies 1.60
Afgan biscuits 1.60

Foccacias with sea salt and rosemary crust 4.70
Smoked salmon with dill, spinach, red onion and aioli
Welsh rarebit, mushroom and spinach

French retro baguettes 4.50
Ham with gruyere, red onion, dijon, gherkin and rocket
Aubergine with sweet chilli, goats cheese and spinach

Salads £4.50/£5.50
Baby Gem with cherries, pecorino, fennel and a lemon dressing
Samphire with prawns, rocket, broad beans and pickle ginger
Broccoli with oyster sauce and chilli

4.00 or 6.50 with salad
Roasted red peppers with goats cheese and basil

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