AMT Coffee @ Central station Newcastle

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18th November we took another trip to central station to go to one of the remaining coffee outlets that we have not been to. This time it was to visit AMT which is on the main concourse in the station. As mentioned in previous reviews of central station it looks great now that they have done some redevelopment. AMT do not advertise a flat white on the board, but this is standard for most places that serve coffee, we asked and they said yes they can do one. Unfortunately that is where the positives end

You will see from the scores below how we rated the flat white

Taste 1.5/10

Flavour 1.5/10

Aroma 2/9

Temperature 0/3

Appearance 0.5/6

Consistency 0.75/3

Smoothness 2/10

Total 8.25/50

So this scores 1 bean on our scale

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As you can see we thought that this was a really poor flat white, far and away the worst we have tried so far. The main comments were that it had a burnt woody taste with few redeeming points. The milk was far far too hot, one of the ninja’s ended up with a burned lip, An other had a skin form on the top of the coffee/milk, I can’t say I have ever seen this on a coffee. The milk also tasted burnt

The only positive point we could find was that the disposable cups were really good and insulated as the cup did not feel too hot despite the heat of the coffee.

To summarise I would say this coffee is like a second hand car that looks good from the outside, but once you get it home you realise that the whole underside is rusty and the engine in shot, only one place for the car and that’s the scrap yard.

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AMT’s philosophy is ‘the real coffee connoisseurs know that whenever they see the original, distinctive, AMT coffee bar, they will be served the best coffee in the UK’ unfortunately on this occasion they did not deliver.

* Disclaimer – coffee ninja set out to find the best flat white in Newcastle, we are here to inform and advise, but recommend people make up their own mind. We are reviewing based on our opinion as a group and it is only our opinion. This was reviewed at the Newcastle branch in central station and no other store .

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