South West

Espressini, Falmouth

23 October 2013

Espressini is another feather in the cap of Cornwall’s surprisingly brilliant speciality coffee scene.

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Like Relish and 108 Coffee, Espressini was recommended to us by readers and others.

A dark, tightly packed space, it’s very different from Relish and 108 Coffee. Filled with eclectic furniture, William Morris wallpaper, reclaimed wood and mounted antlers, it’s like being in a Victorian living room for a family of 50… in a cool way.

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With a line-up of grinders to rival the Chippendales (tenuous – sorry), and a choice of guest coffees brewed every way under the sun, Espressini seems to be one of Cornwall’s best bets for coffee geeks.

We had a drip brew and a flat white, both precisely presented and wonderfully delicious.

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Unlike most Cornwall coffee shops, Espressini hasn’t partnered with local roastery Origin. Instead, the beans come from Bath-based Round Hill, London-based Nude, and elsewhere.

Though owner Rupert was away during our visit, his colleagues were doing a fab job in his absence.

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Espressini doubled in size in December 2012 with the opening of The Killibrew Bar next door. I’m not entirely clear why it merits its own name – it seemed on first glance just to be another room to Espressini. Nevertheless, it’s clear from The Killibrew Bar’s launch video that Rupert and the gang are keen to create a hub for coffee tasting, good company and good times.

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Espressini is like a slice of London’s third wave coffee scene in humble Cornwall.

It’s a terrific place, right up there with our favourite Cornwall coffee shops.

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Address
39 Killigrew St
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 3PW

Website: www.espressini.co.uk
Twitter: @espressini39‎
Facebook: Espressini‎

We visited on 21 July 2013.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Dave fanning 20 November 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Just the BEST :)

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