12. October 2011 09:55
Thanks to Living etc for including us in their food specialist directory 'best around town', and for the mention in the Upper Street N1 neighbourhood guide.
Don't forget to grab a regular copy of this inspirational lifestyle magazine (We are featured in the Nov Edition). Get inspired here http://www.housetohome.co.uk/livingetc
6. September 2011 14:25
We have now launched a fabulous new range of inspired salads, come on down and tickle your taste buds with a wonderful range of tasty delights...
Once again we've redefined the ‘Best of British’ with our unique taste combinations – go on treat yourself !!
12. August 2011 10:34
Get one quick before the're all gone! Mmmmmmm
Delicious, moist, flavourful, and a hint of playful melt in the middleness – a cupcake that has gained newfound popularity in our bakeries across London. If you haven't had it before it comes with a little kiss on the cheek - Fluffy vanilla sponge with a light hazelnut chocolate frosting and a melt in the middle centre. As one of the ultimate flavour pairings this cupcake will have your taste buds gagging for more leaving you grinning from ear to ear!
2. August 2011 15:52
Following on from our coffee tasting, Teapigs gave us an introduction to different teas, explaining the differences between green, black and red teas, before allowing us to try a number of delicious iced teas, the most popular being the Liquorice & Mint, loved even by those who don't usually like liquorice, which included myself! Once we'd all enjoyed the iced teas Teapigs then introduced us all to Matcha, for many guests the first time of hearing about this superhero amongst teas! For those that don't know Matcha is a super concentrated green tea powder that’s packed with antioxidants and nutrients.
Teapigs genuine matcha comes from the renowned Nishio region in Japan, where the tea leaves are grown under cover to produce lots of amino acids and chlorophyll (the bright green good stuff). The leaves are then dried very slowly and ground by granite to a very fine powder, which is then packed and sealed immediately, so as to lock in all the nutrients. This little Superhero contains 137 times the antioxidants of regular green tea (wow!). Like all green tea, matcha naturally contains caffeine but, unlike coffee, it works together with two important amino acids to give you a sustained energy lift, whilst keeping you calm and providing a healthy metabolism boost. So next time you need a little lift, grab yourself a packet of Matcha, stir a teaspoon into a glass of fruit juice or hot water… and just for good measure, make sure you have one of Euphorium's excellent baked items to complement the experience.
27. July 2011 15:55
Last Tuesday we hosted our first Euphorium Bakery coffee and tea sampling evening, which was hugely successful and enjoyed by all, hosted by Andrew Green of Euphorium, Kimbo Coffee and Tea Pigs.
We started with an introduction to coffee by Angus McKenzie of Kimbo UK, who then proceeded to roast some green coffee beans before telling us the enchanting story of Kaldi and the Dancing Goats, almost drowned out by the cracking and popping of the coffee beans in the mini-roaster. This is the story of how the first cup of coffee was ever drunk…
"Kaldi, noticing that when his flock nibbled on the bright red berries of a certain bush they became more energetic (jumping goats), chewed on the fruit himself. His exhilaration prompted him to bring the berries to an Islamic holy man in a nearby monastery. But the holy man disapproved of their use and threw them into a fire, from which an enticing aroma billowed. The roasted beans were quickly raked from the embers, ground up, and dissolved in hot water, yielding the world's first cup of coffee..."
We then tasted four very different blends of coffee in Espresso, Americano and Latte format and filled in our thoughts on a tasting 'wheel', commenting on the body, aroma, flavour, sweetness, acidity, bitterness, length, smoothness and mouthfeel. Inbetween cups of coffee everyone tucked into various Euphorium Bakery savouries and cakes, very well received and enjoyed by all.
Watch out for our next post and learn about how a quality tea can profoundly change your day...
18. July 2011 09:58
At Euphorium Bakery we like to keep our ear to the ground and find out what our customers think of what we do, how we do it and where it all comes from. We have therefore started a Mystery Dining programme so that we can understand what the current Euphorium Bakery customer service experience is like, which we are finding hugely valuable. Of course we are always happy to receive comments and the occasional criticism on our website and via Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and Qype as it show that our customers care about what we do!
We have recently switched our tea supplier from Twinings to Teapigs and we hope that our customers are enjoying the true loose leaf experience and we are now reviewing our coffee supplier and want to get feedback regarding customers' taste preferences, invaluable data that we will use in assessing our options and selecting a new supplier, or possibly validating our current supplier.
With that in mind we are running a Coffee and Tea tasting evening at our flagship shop at 202 Upper Street, Islington on Tuesday 19th July, which is much more than just a blind tasting. We will be demonstrating the process of roasting coffee, starting with green coffee beans through to making different coffees, i.e. Espresso, Latte and Americano with five different blends which we'll 'score'. The session should be highly informative and will show you parts of the process that many coffee drinkers will never have seen previously.
We'll then break for some of our amazing Euphorium Bakery food and drinks before the Tea tasting session starts.
The tea tasting session will again start with information about the origins of tea, the differences between black tea, red tea,green tea and herbal infusions, with some tastings. We'll also be looking at the concept of tea lattes and giving an introduction to Matcha, which will also include a tasting.
The evening will start at 7.00 pm and last until around 9.30 pm after which we'll be inviting all attendees to join us for a few drinks at our bar, just opposite the bakery, at 25 Canonbury Lane - www.25canonburylane.com.
If you would like to participate in this event please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, however please note that we only have 20 places available, although asssuming that the event is enjoyable we will be running further similar evenings in the future so don't panic if you can't make it.
I look forward to your response.
24. June 2011 16:27
That’s right we have finally had enough of the average slop that is crushed into dust and crammed into the nation’s teabags. Tea drinkers deserve better – real whole leaf tea...
So here we have it, a real tea mission from all at euphorium bakery! We're calling on people to demand better quality real tea from cafes, restaurants and hotels across blighty.
Infact - were sooo passionate about breaking the mould that the first 300 lucky customers at their local branch will receive ‘a cup of rosy’ absolutely free!
Get down there now!
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14. June 2011 16:05
Don’t forget to buy your Father’s Day cake from Euphorium Bakery.
Buy one from our selection in your local branch, or for a personalised cake, order by Friday morning in-store.
10. June 2011 16:46
Euphorium Bakery have now launched a fabulous new range of Sandwiches in all shops.
Come on down and tickle your taste buds with such delights as a “Salt beef, gherkin & horseradish” or the superlative “Free range egg, red onion, beef tomato, mustard cress & mayo” to name just two.
Euphorium Bakery have once again redefined the ‘Best of British’ with unique taste combinations on their signature breads…
25. May 2011 16:51
Pop in and ask our friendly staff to see our beautiful portfolio of gorgeous cakes and tasty tarts, perfect for those summer parties and picnics. Personalisation is also available on request.