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Bean Review: Algerian Coffee Store’s Velluto Nero

Yeah, see they like to sell their own coffee
Jackie Chiles (Seinfeld episode “The Maestro”)

Algerian Coffee Store is probably one of London’s oldest coffee traders established in 1887. Even though ownership have changed since they open they have kept some of the original features and they offer one of London’s cheapest coffee in Soho with a £1 for an espresso or £1.2 for a cappuccino

They have many blends and single origin but the one that took my eye was the Velluto Nero. A dark roast blend of South and Central America beans.

Coffee Beans
Roaster: Algerian Coffee Store
Dark Roast
Velluto Nero Blend
Varietals: Not specified
Score: 3/5

It’s a good coffee, definitely for espresso shots. A nice layer of crema, the dark roast is not as intense as in other beans I have tried, quite low bitterness, and a long aftertaste. Some floral notes but quite subtle. Milk based drinks as flat white it felt a bit one-dimensional.

Coffee Time
The beans were grinded with a Rancilio Rocky grinder and the extraction made with a Rancilio Silvia

Algerian Coffee Store
T: 020 7437 2480
Coffee Store


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