Coffee houses to put a spring in your step
Written by Oryx
From timeless classics to modern independent coffee houses, there’s more than one way to enjoy your coffee, but all of them celebrate one of the world’s oldest and most complex drinks in style. For an experience where interior design, artistry, service, and quality combine, look no further than coffee. Greg Sunning reveals three great spots on our network where enjoying a coffee becomes a sublime experience.
Pasticceria Cova, Milan
The name may suggest cakes are Cova’s first love, but we think their classic Italian espresso is the perfect complement to their equally delectable patisseries. In Italy’s most stylish city is found one of its oldest cafés, in the heart of the fashion district – Cova celebrates 200 years in 2017.
Distance: 4,359 km
Flight Time: 6 hours, 40 minutes
Frequency: 2 flights a day
Workshop Coffee, London
Representing the thoroughly modern ‘third wave’ of coffee, that of the craft makers, this industrial-chic flagship spot houses an imposing roaster that provides beans across London. Come for ever-changing, independently minded coffees, and stay for the expanding food menu.
Distance: 5,219 km
Flight Time: 7 hours, 35 minutes
Frequency: 6 flights a day
The Roastery by Nozy, Tokyo
Thought Japan was all about tea? Think again. In the heart of fashionable and diverse Cat Street, this craft coffee house with an in-house roaster offers only single-origin coffees. Catering for novices and experts alike, the community-minded team put on weekly coffee masterclasses to expand your knowledge.
Distance: 8,279 km
Flight Time: 9 hours, 30 minutes
Modern coffee explained
Enjoy a frothy cappuccino before midday, a milky latte at any time, a shorter flat white for a modern take, or an espresso to taste the essence of the bean. For a longer black coffee, opt for a pourover, an AeroPress for a brighter coffee, or a Chemex for a science experiment.