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Miles Tea & Coffee in South West Coffee Guide

The South West independent Coffee Guide has just been launched to let people know where they can get fantastic quality, speciality coffee in the South West. Venues and roasters were invited into the guide based on their top notch credentials including the use of speciality coffee from quality sources, barista skill and training, use of different brewing methods and overall knowledge and skill.

Which is why we are thrilled to announce that Miles Tea & Coffee based in Minehead and Porlock is one of the roasters who are in the guide, having made the grade.

The inclusions in the guide were chosen by an editorial committee made up of some of the South West’s leading coffee experts, including the UK’s top barista, Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood.

There’s been a huge amount of excitement about the new book, which is the first regional guide to speciality coffee outside of those published about London coffee venues. Maxwell said: ‘The venues in this guide – and the guide itself represent the emergence of “coffee tourism”. After all, guidebooks have led people to new and exciting realms for centuries.’

The South West Independent Coffee Guide’s editor Jo Rees of Food Insider’s Guides, which are published by Devon-based Salt Media says, ‘There’s long been this idea that the only place to get a good coffee in the UK is in central London. The South West has been working away quietly behind the scenes and all of a sudden there’s been an explosion of activity in places like Bristol, Bath, Exeter and Truro, with amazing quality artisan coffee being roasted and brewed. We’ve even got the UK’s top barista in our patch.’

Maxwell said, ‘The South West has quietly become a nuanced and exciting coffee landscape, driven by the development of a cohesive speciality coffee market. At its heart, speciality coffee is like the world of wine in that it focuses on provenance and character.’

The guide will be available for sale at Mr Miles Tearooms in Taunton and from Miles shops at Minehead and Porlock, or by calling us on 01643 703993 to order your copy, the guide is priced at £7.99 plus postage.  


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