NZ’s Ozone Coffee opens second London roastery

Ozone Coffee London

New Zealand speciality roaster Ozone Coffee has opened its second London location in October, a roastery and all-day eatery in Bethnal Green.

Ozone began 21 years ago in New Plymouth, and opened its first roastery and eatery in the United Kingdom in 2012. In 2019, Ozone also opened a new roastery and eatery in Auckland.

Ozone says the Bethnal Green roastery will stay true to its Kiwi roots while offering global food and drink menus that celebrate local suppliers and their produce.

On the coffee offering, Ozone will serve its blends and single origins which they sourced from a variety of producing countries, and will roast on-site in its refurbished 1960’s Probat G90 – a focal point of the new roastery on the ground floor. Ozone says it will highlight the close relationships it works to maintain with its coffee producers.

Inspired by the idea of respect and love for Papatūānuku (Earth Mother), Ozone’s food menus focus on sustainable, whole-cycle cooking and dishes that “nourish without compromising on flavour”. Ozone’s new London location will serve an all-day menu which flows from breakfast to brunch, into the afternoon and onto a separate dinner menu of small and large plates. Executive Chef and Sustainability Coordinator,Joe O’Connell created menus that change seasonally and will be served in the open plan, restaurant designed by London’s Box 9 Design.

Ozone says the beverage menu will “bridge the gap between the familiar and the unfamiliar, without pretence”.

The cocktail list features several coffee options beyond the Espresso Martini, including a Cold Drip Negroni – gin, campari, sweet vermouth, cold drip coffee; and Mezcal Mule – mezcal, passionfruit, lime, ginger chilli, and pineapple beer. A “simple but carefully curated” list of wines and locally brewed beers from Dalston’s 40ft Brewery will accompany.

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