Prufrock Coffee To Revive Traditional Cappuccino

Written by Katie Parla on October 28, 2011

Today Prufrock Coffee sent out an email containing the following joyous news: “Tomorrow the Traditional Cappuccino will appear on the Prufrock menu. The recipe has been developed in accordance with the Italian style: a drink made in thirds with simple presentation that honours Italian culture and promotes the coffee grower, the dairy farmer and the people that made this perfectly proportioned drink famous. We have invited our friends at Flat Cap along. They will install the Coffee By The Clock cart along side our espresso bar at Leather Lane and we’ll both create versions of the drink.”

So what’s the big deal? Prufrock banished the cappuccino from its menu in 2009. Cappuccinos don’t get much love in London, but tomorrow they will be in full force. This special exception to the Prufrock menu has been made for the Coffee Saturday Pop-Up that I will be co-hosting with Daniel Young from 11:30-17:00. The plan is to whip guests into a frenzy of ecstatic joy over the release of my new dining app “Rome For Foodies” (soon to be in an iTunes store and Android Market place near you). Following the coffee social, which will feature a Roman cookie bake-off, we’ll commence a pizza party in the coffee shop; Prufrock baristas will be serving wine and Negronis into the night.

As an added bonus, The London Barista Resourse and Training will be running Trad. Capp. how-to workshops (enquiries to Come one, come all. Book online or pay at the door. Prufrock Coffee is located at 23-25 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TE (google map).

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