There’s an area of Hove starved of truly great coffee. From Hove train station to Brighton there’s plenty of choice in the world of artisan coffee. In Portslade there is an expanding coffee scene flourishing out of sight. Although, in between those two areas, there’s been a genuine lack of speciality coffee for a number of years now. However, that’s all changed since the introduction of 44 Poets at the end of January.
Set in the heart of Poet’s Corner, this new shop is serving the Red Brick blend by the multi award-winning Square Mile Coffee Roasters through a top-of-the-range Black Eagle espresso machine from Victoria Arduino.
Offering notes of cranberries and raisins initially, this coffee then cools to produce flavours of pear, cocoa and butterscotch with a silky mouthfeel. Although not large in size, 44 Poets never feels cramped and, with expansive windows stretching across the front of the shop, this is a great place to enjoy fine coffee and watch the world. Whether or not you’re based in Hove, this is a definite must for coffee fans near or far.
Flat White: £2.60
Mon – Fri: 8am – 4pm
Sat: 9am – 4pm
Sun: 9am – 3pm