Which! votes Caffe Nero best on high street
For years, everyone thought that Caffe Nero was an unremarkable fake mahogany rest stop, ideal for meeting people you don’t want to talk to for very long. It was just there, serving OK but not great coffee and lemon and poppy seed muffins. Nothing truly memorable could happen in a Caffe Nero – Tarantino was never going to write his next screenplay there, Russian spies were never going to use it as a rendezvous point. It was just another boring high street coffee shop.
But that’s ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE – thanks to Which! Yes, Britain’s favourite consumer magazine has sprinkled its magic dust on the coffee chain’s cappuccinos and declared that it sells best coffee on the high street.
The Which! coffee expert, Giles Hilton, tried an Americano and a cappuccino at 5 of the big high street chains, and Caffe Nero beat Costa, M&S café, Pret A Manger and Starbucks hands down.
While I personally thought their Americanos were like drinking lukewarm diesel oil mixed with badger piss, Giles has decreed that ‘you can taste a rich smoothness you'd expect of a Central American coffee with an edge of spiciness indicative of an African coffee.’