I had heard that there were a couple of good little Baristas down at Lembas Café so I thought I’d check it out.
In the past I have found the coffee at Lembas particularly inconsistent, and I know of people who will walk across the road to Valhalla if certain Baristas are on the coffee machine.
It was a beautiful sunny day so we sat outside and watched the world go by. Our coffees arrived and certainly looked the part. Nice silky crème on top and a cute little fern pattern.
However from the first sip something was just not right. The coffee just didn’t seem to have any body, and left a strange after taste in one’s mouth.
Lembas have recently changed to Kapiti Coffee, as have the Wild Olive Cafe in Raumati Beach. I’ve heard that Kapiti Coffee is cheaper than other brands and if this is the case and Cafes are changing just to save a buck it could put them on the beginning of a very slippery slope.
Even the best Barista can’t turn straw into gold.