I must start with the admission that locating this Find of the Month did not require excessive effort. My task was greatly assisted by my fortunate attendance at the most impressive London Coffee Festival, held in the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.
Our visit, though hugely pleasurable, was strictly in the interests of business for we had come to meet with suppliers and to appraise their services and wares. We examined espresso and cold brew, coffee machines, teapots and compostable cups. We conversed with coffee roasters, teasmiths and chocolatiers. And naturally it was our duty to sample (with scientific thoroughness) the abundance of foods and rare treats provided.
As we continued our explorations, it became apparent that London has truly become a world capital of coffee. Yet while the international flavour and presence was strong, it was gratifying to see that local talent was also well-represented and more than capable of standing on level terms with the established coffee glitterati.
We greatly enjoyed talking to local producers, and one in particular caught our interest. Jeeves & Jericho are young independent artisan teasmiths from Oxford who travel the globe in search of the finest teas. Daniella Boyet is their founder and if only a fraction of her passion for tea makes its way into the pot, they are worthy recipients of my Find of the Month.