Cheese Tasting at Duke St. Espresso
Coffee. Cheese. Coffee and cheese. Not the most popular of all taste combinations, but something tells us that this Liverpool cheese taste-testing at coffeeshop Duke St. Espresso was as fabulous as it was unusual. Check out this blog post by expat gourmet:
Here’s the deal. I’m still slowly getting used to the idea of living in Liverpool. I’m taking my time, but then I’m not one for instant gratification. Even so, over time I found places I like, places that gradually make this town feel like my new home. Places like Bold St Coffee, where I’m a weekend regular, and their baby brother offshoot, Duke St Espresso Bar. There will always be need for places where knocking back a £1 shot of espresso can remedy even the vilest of states. In an age of overpriced lattes Duke St Espresso is a refreshingly minimalist affair – in a room the size of our entrance hall coffee, tea and toast and accomps are on offer. No indecisive dithering and hold ups at the till. The unforgiving efficiency only slows down, and the punters get a chance to sit back and look around, when the coffee’s begins its drip feed filtering process. All we can do then is wait for physics and chemistry to do its thing.
There is no doubt that the Bold Street Coffee folk are doing something right. To lend further support to that statement they have decided to hold monthly gourmet soirees with the aim of showcasing local produce and culinary talent. Flavour of Liverpool kicked off last month with Liverpool Cheese Company, and I was there. How could I not be!