“The Best Espresso in London” (The Times)
The Brew Garden journey started way back in early 2002. It was an effort to serve a true Italian coffee experience in London. Ever since we’ve grown to be a group of people with a no nonsense approach!
For three generations, Luciano’s family has been working in the Italian food industry in London, and this inherited passion is now winning awards, including “Coffee Shop of the Year” What’s on Magazine.
As a supplier of coffee to the Italian Embassy, and recognition within the coffee sector as one of the leading experts, Luciano takes a quiet satisfaction in his growing reputation as a dynamic exponent of Italian excellence.
The Art of Italian Coffee.
“Unless one lives the Italian coffee lifestyle, and seeks the perfect, one might never experience the transcendent apotheosis of coffee. The transmogrification of espresso. As understanding grows, the shorter the coffee becomes. Finally, one might – just might – be initiated into the mysteries of the ultimate in coffee: ristretto.”
Luciano Franchi. Founder.
Our Fans Speak!
We were very privileged indeed to have the country’s most celebrated chef, Gordon Ramsay, visit our stand. We showed him how we make the coffee, and we were very interested to hear his thoughts we were obviously extremely delighted to hear his verdict: “A remarkably sublime coffee.”
Simple espresso served on a pewter tray with a small bitter chocolate and a glass of cold water (to make each mouthful of coffee as rousing as the first) is perhaps a purer expression of the spirit of the bean. Go, for the Lord’s sake. Travel whatever hundreds of miles you must, just for a cup of coffee. It’s worth it. And double worth it.
Latte has the perfect ratio of coffee to milk and a delicate creamy top. Cappuccino is served with 1882 stencilled on the creamy foam in chocolate powder. Baristas are trained for an average of 3 months so sit back and relax – you are in the hands of experts
Now I don’t mind hot chocolate, I’m certainly not obsessed by the stuff, but it’s cold and the thought of a good hot drink is understandably appealing. However hot chocolate is well, just that. It can’t be that good (surely?), they’re probably gonna spice it up with some multicoloured marshmallows in the shape of hearts of something. Three words: OH…MY…WORD… This stuff is divine!! This IS the best hot chocolate in London.