One of the best things about coffee is that, because it's so popular all over the world, many countries have developed their own distinctive brewing styles – and, even better, London's food and drink scene boasts a crop of cafés demonstrating the different styles of coffee from across the globe.
One of these is Shot Espresso, which was set up by three friends wanting to use their Antipodean, Italian and English heritage to make some of the best coffee the city has to offer. It was initially set up in Fulham, but quickly went on to open two more south west London sites, one opposite its original home in bustling Jerdan Place and the other a stone's throw away in Parsons Green.
Shot Espresso's latest and largest site is set to launch this April in the heart of Victoria's brand new development, Verde SW1. Offering artisanal Allpress coffee, Antipodean-style breakfasts, and grab-and-go Italian lunches, the vast 87-cover café will feature a coffee bar, snug seating and outdoor area to dine al fresco.
But Shot Espresso is much more than just a café: it's also a deli and aperitif bar, serving light bites, deli treats, wine and cocktails. Pop in for a coffee, and you could find yourself nibbling on toasted sourdough slathered with Australian favourite Vegemite or New Zealand's beloved Pics peanut butter.
Come evening – at aperitivo hour – you can quench your thirst with a classic Italian spritz and scoff Venetian-style cicchetti (moreish little snacks), like bruschetta, cured meats and aged parmesan.
Whether you're after coffee or cocktails, you're in safe hands with Shot Espresso – and if all the above sounds good to you, enter this competition and you could win free coffee for six months, up to the value of £50, to be redeemed at any of Shot's three sites: Fulham, Parsons Green or Victoria.
To enter, simply answer the question below.
For more information: shotespresso.com
The question is: Where was Shot Espresso's first site?
Competition closes: 21st May 2017
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The winner will receive free coffee for 6 months, limited to 1 large coffee per day at only ONE of the Shot sites in Victoria, Fulham or Parsons Green, any extra syrups or extra shots will be charged 50p.
Free coffee only available when Shot coffee shops are open, no accumulation of coffees allowed if not claimed, expires on 30 September 2017.
The winner will be sent a gold Shot loyalty card which will have the credit of £300. This must be shown to staff on arrival at the site who will mark off the day the coffee is redeemed.
Determination of Winner: Once competition finishes at 24:00 hrs on 21/5/17 all details will be put into an automated system. The winner will be drawn on Monday 22 May 2017. Prize winner will be notified by email using the contact information provided at the time of entry.