C is for coffee, C is for caring, C is for community and C is for the lady who stands for all of the above; Charlie! Charlie, the famous lady with the little Soko Coffee van, has a community of her own;
t is with great joy that I can announce that Flat White coffees can now to be enjoyed in at least three (maybe more?) local cafes! Initially, they were only to be found at the Merchant Tea and Coffee Co but recently they have appeared on the menus of Costa and Starbucks! Costa’s (skinny) Flat White was absolutely perfect. Starbuck’s Flat White also looked and tasted great but was only available in full-fat milk.
In August this year, we experienced the closure of Borders Bookstore in Colney Fields Retail Park. Along with that, the popular Starbucks Café closed too. This weekend, the fashion store, New Look has opened in its place.
Last year, the coffee and tea addicts of St Albans heard that the lower floor of the Town Hall would be converted into a café with outdoor seating. I was really pleased about this as it seemed the perfect location to sit and people-watch in one of the great historic cities of England.
Maria has been tasting some of the best coffee in St Albans, at The Beech Tree Café, here is what she found.....