#CC Contender 2: Holborn GRIND

Holborn GRIND is an espresso bar located in hustle and bustle of Holborn. The suave bar offers alcoholic and expresso combined drinks.

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The atompshere and music is just incredible and very sophisticated and retro; I liked it and yes I almost did bust out some dance moves! This bar opens at 7pm and closes at midnight; its there if you need a late night caffiene kick in the comfort of a casual coffee bar.

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It was explained to me by the staff that they source and package the whole coffee beans off-site. In terms of the coffee’s qualities; the cute art of my cappuccino won me over. The work of a coffee artisan indeed. The aroma was very bitter as well as its’ taste. Personally I am a sucker to sweet things thanks to my sweettooth. Therefore I prefer coffee which has that undertone of a sweet and caramely taste. However, those who prefer that bitter coffee taste – this is perfect. I have never tasted such bitter coffee before, this was a first time and did not enjoy it so much. My friend ordered the same beverage and doussed it with almost 3 teaspoons of brown sugar! The expresso based alcoholic cocktails have yet again that bitter taste. Their vodka and expresso is a certainly killer combo, which needs to be chugged down in one go.

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Overall, the interior and atomsphere rocked it for me, however unfortunately their beverages and cocktails look pleasing, but did not meet my acquired taste buds. I refrain from adding sugar granules to my coffee, but I’m sure if I were to add 2/3 teaspoons of sugar, it would have tasted more pleasing. It is a great place to hang out, but if you are in need of a chilled out place for caffiene fix late at night, this is a place to go (just make sure you add sugar!).

So now it’s scoring time:

LKL #CoffeeConquest Score

Taste: 2
Aroma: 2
Appearance: 3.5
Venue: 4
Value For Money: 3
Total Score: 14.5

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