The Reformatory Caffeine Lab

Open until 4pm

9.3100264 reviews

Reviews of The Reformatory Caffeine Lab

104 reviews · 4 followers · 6 months ago

Really nice coffee with toffee like mildness. The piccolo was strong and flat white very mellow. Service was not overly friendly and there was no atmosphere at all on a Saturday.

2158 reviews · 146 followers · a year ago

Columbian natural Gesha filter started earthy but opened out into tropical fruit, had an interesting back note a sort of astringency Costa Rican honey processed batch was smoothly sweet with something like kiwifruit - great. Been a while since I’ve been here, great to be back

2158 reviews · 146 followers · 3 years ago

Natural Ethiopian espresso started with a roasty Maillard reaction feel, the promised black tea became clear at the finish. 90+ Panama Gesha yellow natural - initial buttery mouthfeel, passion fruit then other fruits - lovely mixed bowl of fruit without being over the top. Some nice coat-the-mouth acidity on the aftertaste

4 reviews · 3 years ago

I was not impressed. The water served with my espresso was delightfully chilled so this was a plus. Otherwise; the espresso lacked grit, earthiness and crema (I personally enjoy a woody, wholesome and strong grind). It was on the watery side and the flavour was far from rounded. It left me wanting to continue bean-hunting to satiate that wild espresso craving we all know too well. The stand up idea is unique and perfect for the solo drinker or city worker in a rush. On the other hand, felt a little cold and in-personal standing in the dark to the back of another customer. The lights were warm which, like the child water, was a nice touch. It seems that various different styles of filtered coffee are available - perhaps this is the star of the show. I will return to try one and give the lab a second chance and hopefully my review will be reformed to a more positive note.

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