Established by Edy Piro in 2011, Terrone is the only Third Wave, specialty coffee, Italian owned coffee roaster and shop in London.
The beans are hand roasted in small batches in Italy, using a “Vittoria” 1950’s roaster. The coffee is served in several London restaurants and well as stocked in delis such as Melograno in Holland Park (where you will also find a Terrone espresso bar).
There are two blends available: Terrone, a well rounded coffee blend with strong chocolate notes (50% Brazil 10% Nicaragua 10% Ethiopia 20% Java 10% India) and Ciclista, a sweet citrus fruit espresso blend (45% Santo Domingo 20% Brazil 20% Mexico 15% Sumatra)*.
Squeezed in between the Cycle Pit Shop and the Taco Shack, Terrone’s container is styled nicely with wooden tops, jute coffee bags and vintage industrial lighting.
The beautiful La Marzocco GB5 espresso machine takes centre stage. Behind it, pulling the coffee shots, you are likely to find Callum Hale Thomson (aka Young Barista), as well as top London baristas and WBC competitors changing every week.
There are four types of espresso based beverages on offer, at different ounce sizes: Espresso 2oz, Macchiato 4oz, Bianco Piatto (literally means Flat White in Italian) 6oz and Cappuccino 8oz.
They are made with Terrone Ciclista Blend, freshly ground on the spot, and milk by Daylesford Organic.
There is also a selection of fresh pastries, such as ‘bolas de berlim’ and pastel de natas from Lisboa Patisserie in Notting Hill, or traditional Neapolitan sfogliatelle and ‘rum baba’. Personally sourced and scooted across London by Edy himself, on his Vespa Granturismo! :)
Terrone Coffee will be showcasing at True Artisan Café (La Marzocco stand), at this year’s London Coffee Festival on 25th-28th April.
*References from Damn Fine Joe.