Monday’s used to be filled with sambucca shots and double vodbulls, now I’m partial to a chai tea latte or a caramel laiden hit caffeine. I’ve really been trying to embrace cafe culture recently. My friends will tell you that I’m always looking for an excuse to meet up for the chats over a cuppa. I am under no illusion that this is a substitute for my drinking days!
One of my favourite places to go for coffee is Ground Espresso and I’m slowly making my way through their ever expanding range of stores; the most recent of which is the new laganbank store in Lisburn where I popped in to chase away the Monday blues with my Mum.
Ground is the only place you’ll find me comfortable enough to drink a simple filter coffee. Their La montaña Columbian filter from Berlin, with its jammy blackcurrent notes through a chemex filter - removing all harshness from the coffee - actually suffers when you add milk and it’s only through my lessons with Ground that I can even begin to understand this. I drank it black with no sugar and I’m a person who usually needs 17 sugars and 3 shots of caramel in my coffee; but not here.
If you do need your sugar fix then don’t worry. There is an assortment of amazing cakes available including their new additions of Raspberry pistachio cake and Sticky toffee pudding alongside old favourites like their iconic Salted caramel brownie, Lemon drizzle and Snickers Almondy - gluten free and coeliac approved by Momma D - who is very discerning and a complete convert!
I’m hoping that she’ll join my quest to get them to open a store in Antrim!
Thank you to Adam and the team at Ground in Lisburn, and to Massive PR for inviting us down. This visit was complimentary but not paid or sponsored.