This week we are heading north to a city divided by blue and red. You might have guessed it, we are in Sheffield.
A city known for its profound association with steel, you might ask yourself ‘what else is going on?’ Well, quite a lot actually. Sheffield is one of the fastest growing cities outside of London, simultaneously benefitting from a rise in great food and drink offerings, and furthermore the revival of old breweries has seen the city quite splendidly become littered with real ale pubs and, guess whatâ€¦
Good quality coffee shops too! Recent times have seen Upshot Espresso, Marmadukes and Tamper Coffee serving great coffee to the friendly locals.
IfÂ you plan aÂ trip to Sheffield, which you must, I guarantee youâ€™ll be impressedÂ with this lovely city, sitting in the shadows of the Peak District. We’re finding lots ofÂ new businesses opening and a resurgence of the independent is quite evident, none more so than Nick Pears and Matthew Cottrillâ€™s Steam Yard coffee shop.
OpeningÂ in 2013, Steam Yard coffee shop is situated in a beautifulÂ 300 year old silver works building in Aberdeen Court. CreatingÂ a coffee shop that people canÂ feel comfortable hanging out in isnâ€™t easy, but Steam Yard doesÂ just that. As you cross theÂ courtyard toward the black and white building and in through the wooden doors, you’ll more than likely be welcomedÂ by Nick, with a broad Yorkshire accent and smile on his face.Â Customers can bury their heads in a selection of books at their disposal or marvel (maybe even purchase) items on show from Mast Brothers Chocolate (London) to Edwin denim (Tokyo) – definitely an inspiration for the aprons worn by the baristas.
The clean white decor, complimented byÂ exposed structuralÂ beams throughout the low ceiling establishment, alongside the conversationalÂ atmosphere makes for the perfect bustling coffee shop environment. Taking centre stage is the eye catching red La Marzocco FB70 worked by Nick with absolute precision, andÂ complimented by Mahlkonig K30 and EK43 grinders.
Steam Yard has already gained a strong reputation not only for making great coffee but for their delicious home made food. Everyones talking about the Bulleit Bourbon collaborationÂ Rye and Dry marmalade filled donut andÂ peanut butter mestizo – a part cookie, part brownie sandwiching peanut butter cream (look it up!).
Nick and Matthew set out to create a coffee shop people love being in and they have achieved just that. They are both sincerely passionate business owners, down to earth northern blokes who know their stuff. Â I strongly recommend you type S1 4GN into your Google Maps, Â we are very proud to be working with them.
Steam Yard Coffee Co
1, Aberdeen Court, 95-101 Division St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 4GE
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