Coffee Ninja the ratings so far


Based on the bean and £ criteria recently added I thought I would summarise the places that we have visited and reviewed so far for flat whites


9bar Coffee Grey street 41.25 out of 50
Lola’s Coffee @ central station 40 out of 50
Olive & Bean 40 out of 50
Central Bean Coffee House Newcastle 39.5 out of 50
Pumphrey’s @ Grainger market 39.5 out of 50


Harvest canteen – OCC Jesmond 37.5 out of 50


Starbucks Neville street 26 out of 50
Filmore & Union @ central station 25.5 out of 50
Costa @ central station 25.25 out of 50
Caffe Nero express @ central station 24.5 out of 50

Olive & Bean £1.69
Lola’s Coffee @ central station £2.00

Caffe Nero express @ central station £2.25
Central Bean Coffee House Newcastle £2.25

Pumphreys @ Grainger market £2.30
Costa @ central station £2.40
Filmore & Union @ central station £2.50

9Bar Coffee £2.70


Caffe Nero express @ central station Newcastle 22nd October



So Thursday 22nd brought another trip out to again to the new atrium at central station.

This time we had 5 people reviewing flat whites @ £2.25 and we went to the Nero express.

Like our review earlier in the week the atrium/entrance to station is looking great and the Nero express has a good seating area where you can watch the people go by going in and out of the station

Nero it’s self looks great and the staff were friendly and the scores can be found below

Taste 6/10
Flavour 4.5/10
Aroma 2/9
Temperature 1/3
Appearance 2/6
Consistency 2/3
Smoothness 7/9

Total 24.5/50

So overall as you can see from the scores this was an average flat white. The taste was pleasant but not inspiring, the flavour was not exceptional if slightly acidic. But we all felt the coffee was served way too hot, ok if you want a hot coffee, but we didn’t ask for this. Also the appearance was not spectacular or consistent between them. Some of us felt that the taste improved as it cooled down but you could also tell that the milk had been overheated. Overall an ok coffee for on the go

To summarise we would liken this to the slow train to Carlisle it does the job and gets you there but no more!