The Goods

Coffee: 17/20
Whole experience (cafe + coffee): 30/40
Bean: Single Origin Roasters

Saturday: I find myself walking around Oxford Street this afternoon, after a morning with Nerd two in Surry.  I suddenly discovery myself stuck outside, with an impending storm above me.  With the clouds, looking ready to dump a tone of water, I made a run for a coolest, closest and sharpest coffee shop I could see. I find myself in front of The Goods, perhaps one of the most charming coffee shops just off Oxford Street.

I casually walk in and order a long black, trying to make it look like I did not just run to get here. The barista who seemed excited and yet slightly bemused by my situation, gives me a bit to compose myself. I take this time to calm down and look around.

It seem I’ve struck gold. The Goods seems to be the most relaxing café possible. I find the café pleasantly empty, but still full of enough twenty-something’s recounting last night adventures as to not be awkwardly empty. I grab a table near one shelf of books, between two boxes of fruit and take a deep breath.

While I did not mind at first, I find the coffee takes a while to get done and for the first time ever in my blogs history I get up to see what’s what. The girls stared blankly at me, for about 5 seconds and then realise they have totally forgotten my coffee, and then proceeded to offer me constant apologies. 

The coffee once it arrived was totally worth it. It simply had one of the best crema viscous I have ever seen (and tasted). The smell matched the look,  and I found a rich light to medium roast smell wafting at me, which had a mixed chocolate fruit smell to it, simply beautiful.

Drinking it I find this fruity taste dominates the flavour, which makes it an instant winner.  Clearly this is a very delicate coffee with some sweet fruity, almost milky overtones. As I let it sit, the flavours simply become superb, with that clean delicate fruity sweetness just taking over. The word refreshing does not often come to mind when drinking a coffee (more so a long black!), but this one was just refreshing.

Overall, what a find! The Goods has fantastic coffee, style, and one of the most chilled places to be, or be seen on Oxford Street. Moreover, It’s rare to find a coffee shop that has a coffee to match its foods so well (this coffee, could compliment some fruit drinks well), so well done The Goods! The only disappointment here was the forgetful (but not sow) service, I assume it was more of a one off.

1. Coffee score
Style (look, feel, consistency): 9/10
Experience (taste and smell): 8/10
Coffee total: 17/20

2. Cafe score 
Style (what’s it feel like):  If an Indian Raj had a inner city Sydney coffee shop
Cool?: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Cafe: 13/20
Whole experience (coffee + cafe): 30/40

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