Once again, beanhunter has delivered the goods! Small place, but with a choice of coffee blends, I was happily surprised. Barista explained the choices and flavours which was helpful. I liked the arch of colourful cups in the entrance as well. Coffee was smooth with a sweetness that made sugar unnecessary.
I've never had a bad coffee from Machina. Both the espresso-based drinks and the pour-overs are consistently incredible. On top of that, the staff are never anything but friendly. In fact, the shop's only let down by being in a slightly cramped space, which can lead to a slightly library-easier atmosphere, as people try to stop their conversations being overheard.
One of two great espresso hang-outs in Edinburgh. Two blends on offer. The Market blend from @caravanroastery was a little too fruity for me but the other beautiful Guatemalan Montana hit the spot time and again. Great line in equipment also. A little off the beaten track but worth the trek.
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