May’s mango memories

They say that our sense of smell brings back the strongest memories. And that food smells can be a link back to our childhood.  I only have to smell coffee beans roasting and, wham, I’m straight back in my pushchair with my mum wheeling me past the coffee shop on Golders Green Road where they […]

Algerian Coffee Stores, London (Soho)

Wake up and smell the Maragogype Elephant Beans The Italian and I stood for quite some time with our noses pressed to the window peering in at all the different samples of coffee beans and tea leaves displayed in little bowls. We marvelled at their weird and wonderful names, Guatemala Huehuetenango, Maragogype Elephant Beans and […]