Especially for City professionals, having a cup of coffee is a key necessity - very much so that it became a seamless integration into our daily routine: Surviving the “morning after the night before”, needing a boost before that meeting, or endless attempts to become a morning person all call for one simple solution: Coffee.
Across the UK, 55 million cups of coffee are consumed every day. Despite being the ultimate tea-loving country, the amounts of coffee consumption are increasing day by day as the hype of independent (or “third-wave” as some refer) coffee shops grows. Even if you self-identify as #TeamTea, you cannot ignore these coffee facts:
- Wakes You Up
Well, this is a no brainer. Caffeine found in coffee
is one of the most common stimulants that keep you alert. Even having a small
espresso shot promises to give you that boost that will get you through the
- Coffee breaks make you productive
According to a study conducted at MIT, taking coffee
breaks with colleagues is an important social bond and can demonstrate an
overall improvement in productivity. Studies also prove that taking hourly breaks
can serve as a creative fuel and increases work productivity.
- The Premium Experience
Let’s admit it, getting your daily cup of coffee from
a specialist coffee shop, knowing that you are served a refined quality brew
makes you feel part of a premium experience. In many independent coffee shops
today, the fresh coffee beans are ground in front of your eyes by highly
skilled baristas in an atmosphere decorated to latest cool design trends. The
truly individual vibes of these coffee shops, definitely make your daily life
seem less mainstream.
So now you know that you should get your cup of coffee, but from where? Offering serviced offices in the City of London, over the years we gained lots of experience in the local area. Here we listed our 3 favourite coffee shops based in the City of London, so you know where to stop by on your next break or commute.
Just a stone’s throw away from Liverpool Street station, the cosy little coffee shop is already many City workers’ favourite. It may look small from outside however once you step in you’ll be dazzled by all the different coffees that they offer. Another plus point is their delivery option - bringing their roasted-to-order coffees to your door in your preferred brewing method and at the frequency you decide. Definitely a great alternative to usual instant office coffees every once in a while.
1A New Street, London EC2M 4TP
As they put it, The Association is all about coffee. It is possible to find a new blend almost every week, which could even be a “guest espresso”. If you prefer, you can get your coffee ground to order for Stove Top, French Press or Filter Coffee. Just moments away from Aldgate station, The Association is a must-visit for every coffee aficionado in the City.
Address: No. 10/12 Creechurch Lane, London EC3A 5AY
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5pm
In March 2012, Curators Coffee Studio started to operate in the City of London devoted to serve top quality coffee and food freshly prepared in-house. Thanks to their talented baristas, they create truly unique coffee blends including spiced latte and cascara with lime (For those who are new to the language, “cascara” is the outer layer of coffee beans with a mild fruity taste). If you are bored of your regular flat white, Curators is your way to go.
Address: 9a Cullum Street London EC3M 7JJ
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.30pm
Being home to a great variety of coffee shops is
definitely not the only benefit City of London can offer your business. If you
are looking to relocate your offices and searching for a serviced office in the
City of London, give us a call on 0800 2888 999 or fill in our enquiry form to get in touch.