PEAK (WHISKY) COFFEE, FOR A PENNY

21.01.16

A taste of “The Black Mountain” at The Black Penny We’re excited to announce we have teamed up with Speyside Distillery, a boutique producer of luxury malt whiskies based in the Highlands, to serve Beinn Dubh, a brand new single malt ruby black whisky. A shot of this uniquely dark whiskey will be added to any coffee (at your request at the cost of 1p) between 10am and 12 noon, from Monday to Friday until the end of January. “Beinh Dubh” translates as “Black Mountain,” in homage to the whisky’s ruby black tone and the rich darkness of the Scottish highlands it hails from. Beinh Dubh complements both dark and light coffees; its deep fruits, currants and dark chocolate top notes blend delicately with the subtle fruit and deep cocoa flavours of our Alchemy Opus beans – while providing a lively contrast to the bright, fruity tang of the Alchemy Opus we use for milkier coffees such as lattes and flat whites. Who’d have thought a touch of the Scottish Highlands could warm you up in the morning?

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A MATCHA MADE IN HEAVEN

08.12.15

Craving a healthy beverage? Matcha is the tasty tonic of choice for Zen Buddhists. Packed with goodness and bursting with health benefits, matcha (also referred to as “that amazing green thing”), is a refreshingly sweet source of energy and nutrition. Supped daily by devout Buddhists across the globe, matcha is made from shade-grown tea leaves. After hand-picking only the finest buds, tea farmers crumble and de-vein the leaves for a purer taste before stone-grinding into a beautifully bright, green powder. This is the same vivid green matcha we brew with at The Black Penny. A small spoon of the potent powder is whisked with a zigzag motion into boiled water, producing a deep, sweet tea packed with powerful antioxidants. To make a matcha latte, just add milk, like we have in the image above. We hope you enjoy matcha as much as your body will. Fun Fact: While matcha originates from the Tang Dynasty, Western Chefs have been know to combine its unique flavour with cheesecake, swiss roll, and other sweet treats.

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JUST THE (MEAL) TICKET

27.11.15

Treat someone special at The Black Penny this Christmas Struggling to think of a gift for your loved ones? Never fear, The Black Penny is here to save the day- with our brand new gift vouchers. Available in however many pounds you wish to pay, gift vouchers can be exchanged for whatever delights are desired, be it a group brunch, lunch for two, or a comforting coffee and cake. Because at Christmas, stomachs need filling just as much as stockings. Available instore only, just mention “gift vouchers” to our ever-friendly staff.

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