THROUGH MY LENS: HOT NUMBERS COFFEE / by Peter Sladen

A KAMILA COFFEE REVIEW

I didn’t have much knowledge of Hot Numbers Coffee, but when my friend Phil told me that he was moving to Cambridge and was working there, I did my research. He suggested going to their Instagram page and said that : “The interior of the place is just beautiful for photography,” it sure looked like it. Phil worked as a barista at Lost Sheep Coffee in Canterbury at that time – my favourite spot for a morning coffee. Then he left. By coincidence, a few weeks later my friend Elina invited me to Bishop Stortford, when I arrived she suggested going to Cambridge. I googled the postcode for Hot Numbers and discovered that they had two shops in Cambridge, not just one. I didn’t have a choice, I had to visit them both! The first one we went to was located on Gwydir Street, it was a lovely place with a modern feel to it. We ordered an espresso, filter coffee and some food. I have never tried better kimchi, which came alongside whipped feta and eggs – amazing! That plus my Rwandan filter, I was in heaven. After that, we headed downtown around 6pm over to the second shop. I had already drank 3 coffees by then so I only treated myself to a flat white to go. I loved the people, the atmosphere, and the funky feel of the place. I will have to go back there again to see Phil and explore their coffee more!

See:

https://www.facebook.com/HotNumbersCoffee/

http://hotnumberscoffee.co.uk/

https://www.instagram.com/hotnumberscoffee/

Photos: Canon AE-1 on Kodak Portra 400 35 mm film