I’ve been nagging the Rosetta guys, in an are-we-there-yet fashion, for what feels like forever about when they are going to open their own café space. The answer was always the same – when the time is right. What followed was always a small bout of sulking coupled with the frustration of not being able to get my hands on a cup of their coffee, which I’d grown rather fond of, whenever I pleased. Yes, it’s easy enough to buy a bag of beans and make a cup at home but it NEVER quite tastes the same.
I questioned why they weren’t getting themselves out there when they had such an incredible product, but eventually the penny dropped. Rosetta coffee is best at the source. Not because it can’t be made equally well elsewhere but because there’s more to the coffee than what’s in the cup. And that has been their aim, to make people aware of this fact, all along.
Rosetta’s slowly but surely approach has resulted in a roastery/café space at the Woodstock Exchange that not only oozes with style but also caters to the coffee enthusiast looking for a little more than just a quick flat white – by all means you can nip in for a quickie if that’s your thing but you’d be missing out on the real deal. Features like the built-in slow brew (pour over) bar, the slow-drip Kyoto and the Mirage Bastone, one of the sexiest machines you’ll see around, show the thought that has gone into creating this coffee haven. And to top it off they’ve brought in Ma Mere Maison’s dangerously delicious macaroons.
A big thumbs up to Jono, Rob, Oli and the phantom for what they’ve done – be assured there will be no more nagging.
Unit AG02, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road