Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Support Your Local Coffee Shop!


With our Daily Constitutional archive now bulging with more than 3,500 posts, we've decided to spend the long summer days of August sharing some of our favourite moments from the past seven years. We hope you enjoy them!


This one was first posted back in August 2012…



LW's Richard III writes…

Here we are on the Camden walk in George's coffee shop.  He is one of only two independent coffee sellers in London.  He roasts his coffee every day (except Sunday) and you can smell it all the way down Camden High Street…  



His machine is a hundred years old and he lights it with a cigarette lighter and you see the blue flames licking over the coffee beans as it rotates and throws the beans around…  





The shop hasn't changed in thirty years.  It is tiny and full of his old balances and roasting and grinding machines and the hemp sacks full of the green coffee beans.  George is part of the Greek Cypriot community in Camden Town…  



When the Greeks demanded Cyprus, Churchill said, "The Greeks can have Cyprus if we can have Camden Town back".


George's Coffee Shop Is At 11, Delancey Street NW1





A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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