Posts Tagged ‘Taf’

Cappuccino at Taf

May 14, 2019

As always, excellent cappuccino at Taf.

This year Taf celebrate ten years.

Cappuccino at Taf

October 30, 2017

Coffee has not only to be good, it has to be consistently good.

Usually excellent cappuccino at Taf, today not so good.

Not obvious to the casual observer, there is grinding poverty on the streets of Athens, thanks to the destruction of Greece by the EU.

On the streets not only beggars, men selling small packets of tissues, akin to selling boxes of matches on the streets of London after WWI.

Sat in Taf, I noticed  a man go past the tables outside pocketing the packets of sugar. On his second pass, hand out for money.

Cappuccino at Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies

October 30, 2017

 

Had I not been twice previous to Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies  I would not have found, even though I was in the vicinity.

There is a church. I should have looked inside as the door was open. It was closed later.

Coffee has not only to be good, it has to be consistently good.

My last visit my cappuccino made by Tania. Today made by a guy and it was not so good.

I had something to eat, not great.

My yogurt topped with nuts and cranberies and honey poured on top was excellent.

Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies

October 27, 2017

With difficulty, a few days ago, I managed to find Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies, only it was closed.

After a cappuccino at Taresso I decided to once again try and find, even though I was going to arrive close to closing time.

I managed to find, close to closing time.

They invited me in, said we are now closed, but it is ok, we close the door and pull down the shutters, but please order a drink as we are closing the machine.

Excellent food made by Nicos, excellent cappuccino from Greek latte art champion Tania whose awards line the shelves.

Although I regret to say I did not order excellent cheesecake, it looked good and tasted good.

Open and airy, very pleasant ambiance.

Coffee mags and other reading material to browse, often featuring Greek coffee shops and baristas, on one the front page World Barista champion Stefanos Domatiotis who I met at Taf, but not Standart which I recommended subscribe to.

Taf supply the coffee.

Once the coffee shop closed, we sat and chatted.

From outside, once closed, would never know it was there, which is why I had problems finding the first time, and even the second time.

A very discrete sign, nothing more.

When the shutters down, would not know it was there, and as I found, almost impossible to find.

And if look it up, find the Greek name Δυο γουλιές & δυο μπουκιές which means two sips and two bites, not as I had surmised the names of the owners.

Cappuccino at Taf

October 26, 2017

 

I had found Taf on Monday.

Tuesday most of the afternoon at The Acropolis, then a visit to the Roman Agora, I found my way to Taf, dropping off at at Just made 33 for one of their excellent sandwiches and instead of a coffee, excellent fresh lemonade.

A cappuccino.  Also an excellent cake.

Their brew bar is offering coffee Q grade 90+ which is incredible.

Note: Anything over 80 is specialty coffee.

I was recommended try Mr Bean across the road.

Although closed, I was offered their cold brew to try. It was excellent.

A cold brew tower I had not seen before.

The following day, passing by Taf to visit Mr Bean, I learnt the barista who had served me, she was No 2 barista in Greece, and her award was one of those on the shelf.

Taf

October 23, 2017

I had tried Taf coffee at Miyu Coffee in Cyprus.

It was not great. Better than over-roasted commodity coffee, but not great.

I was curious.

From Just Made 33 I headed through the graffiti-lined streets of Exarchia where Anarchists and Riot Police engage in Urban Warfare.

Taf is a coffee roastery, tafcafe their coffee shop.

I was surprised to find quite small, though not as small as first appears as over two levels.

For a small coffee shop, amazing number of awards. On one shelf, three awards, and that was only for 2017.  More awards on other shelves.

I ordered a cappuccino. Excellent.

I was then introduced to World Barista champion Stefanos Domatiotis  who made me a V60 using Panama Geisha.