Great coffee comes to Richmond

Several months ago, Rosie and Java opened in Richmond. This tea and coffee merchant filled a surprisingly absent hole in Richmond's shops; there was no dedicated tea/coffee supplier before.

Having purchased a few ground beans for a cafetiere, the one thing I felt missing from the shop was the opportunity to offer an espresso take away service.

Loh and behold, they now offer an espresso take away service. All for 90p (or £1.60 per double).

Finally, somewhere is bringing the Italian approach to coffee to south west London. The espresso market in Italy is such that no cafe charging more than €1 for a shot of the good stuff could survive; it's about time this was introduced in the UK.

Rosie and Java is just off Richmond green, along the shopping alley behind House of Fraser.