January sales are the best for bargains, but the cold weather offers up the perfect opportunity to take a relaxing break and watch the world go by. Up your coffee game, just in time to snuggle up with a cup for the cold weather.
Combine the love of books with the love of coffee, at Waterstones‘ very own Cafe W, tucked away on the first floor of the store. This coffee shop is perfect for those who like to escape from everyday worries with a book in one hand and a warm beverage in the other. There’s also amazing food and comfy seats, meaning you could escape for hours at a time!
Nespresso is the crème de la crema of coffee kit. No kitchen is complete without a machine – and even the capsules look great to display, making them a cult classic. The passionate coffee specialists in their boutique on Peter’s Lane can help find your perfect roast: no imitation will suffice. In it for the long haul? Take advantage of their subscription service which allows you to choose from a selection of Nespresso machines for only £1.
If you’re looking for a window spot perfect for people watching, the new ARKET café on Paradise Street will quench your needs and your thirst. Their Mavam coffee machine is a special kind, submerged into the countertop. It’s one of only two in the country, which makes ARKET a destination experience for true coffee devotees. They’ve selected Union Coffee as their tipple of choice, and it’s deserved: Union hand roast their coffee in small batches, which typically scores highly on the SCAA’s international scale of coffee quality. Grab a freshly baked cinnamon roll while you’re at it for a true Scandi flavour.
If it’s a quick caffeine top-up you’re after, you’ll be familiar with sophisticated espresso culture. At Liverpool ONE, we have a design icon in our midst: the Alessi Pulchina Espresso Maker is relatively new to the coffee clan, but is the product of years of research into the perfect shape for brewing coffee. And no Alessi kitchen set-up is complete without their famous heart-shaped spoons. Pick a Pulchina up from Utility and try not to walk away with dozens of their beautiful espresso cups.
Coffee lovers, it’s time for a pinch of reality: some people don’t like coffee at all. If you know someone like this, a hot chocolate usually delights when in need of that warming feeling. We’ve had it on good authority that a Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from the Hotel Chocolat Café hits the spot nicely – and don’t worry, they do coffee too! In fact, their brews are some of the most dreamy and decadent. You’re surrounded by a selection of delicious chocolates as well, so it’d be rude to not indulge.
If you’re visiting Liverpool ONE on a coffee pilgrimage, prebook your parking here for up to 40% off.