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Moon Shot Espresso Cup, Mark III

The Moon Shot Espresso Cup has gone through several iterations. In the beginning, it was a concept design that I uploaded to Shapeways, only to have it rejected—their old ceramic printing process wasn’t up to the cup’s level of detail. Fortunately, around that time I found my way to London …

Moon shot espresso cup, Mark II

Regular readers of this blog (ha!!) will recall that while in London last year I created an espresso cup embossed with a map of the lunar surface. I had originally attempted to send the cup to Shapeways for printing, but was told that the fine details would be completely lost …

The final list

Tomorrow we begin the long trip back home to Canada. My sabbatical officially ended on June 30th, but we stayed here a few extra weeks so that the kids could wrap up a full school year. I haven’t quite finished writing up the espressos that made up the Rocket Cup …

MacIntyre Coffee

Of all the new London espresso bars that have turned up even in my brief time here, MacIntyre Coffee may have been the most recently opened at the moment of my visit. They barely had any signage up, and the decor was largely plywood-based, with lots of additional building materials stacked …

Alchemy

I love the name Alchemy for an espresso bar. It perfectly captures the sense of science-mixed-with-dark-magic that would seem to be required in transmuting a bunch of dried out pits into the Elixir of Life. And given that London’s Alchemy Café is located in a decidedly old part of town, …

Continental Stores

Predictably, the rate at which I can visit espresso shops with the rocket cup far exceeds the rate at which I can go home and write about the experience. It would seem that the delay between visiting and blogging has grown to over three months. Oh well; I’m sure there’s …

The Table, Cambridge

A few weeks have gone by, and I haven’t even marked the passage of time with a cat photo? What is the internet coming to? May has been pretty busy, including a pilgrimage to Granada early in the month, where I finally visited the Alhambra for the first time. Today …

Prufrock

I don’t know the reason why the founders of Prufrock chose that name for their café. I have to assume the name is taken from the title character of the great T.S. Eliot poem, in which case it’s natural to single out the line “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons” …