Coffee in COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything – but, as they say, change is the only constant…

No one could have expected this turn of events. Here in the UK, life was normal in February 2020, only tainted with worrying reports of a virus spreading outside of China and into popular travel destinations in Europe. Now, those times seem a lifetime away…

Today, every country’s situation will look different, depending on the restrictions imposed – driven by the sad statistics relating to the virus. In the UK, lockdown is set to continue for quite some time yet, with the few things allowed including exercising outdoors within a short radius of your home and ordering take-away food (limited to delivery or on-street pickup).

Making the most of these two freedoms, this Coffee in COVID section is dedicated solely to cafés in Aberdeen (where I am currently based) offering take-away service with social distancing measures in place.

Something for all you fellow Aberdonians looking for a break from the “new-norm”, or for all you visitors on the go, once the restrictions are lifted…

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Bonobo Café

The moment I took the lid off, I knew.

The surface of the drink – even though (beautifully) dusted with chocolate – looked silky smooth and shiny. I actually got excited for what was about to come next.

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Indeed, there have always been queues to Blether whenever I’d drive by on a weekend, despite the Costa at the opposite end; even now, half an hour before closing, there were a few people waiting: some for their coffee, others for their food order. Lucky for me, everyone had already ordered so shortly after I arrived at the door I had my own order taken…

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Coppa Coffee

En route I had decided to try Coppa first, since I bypassed it last time on my way to Orka – and I thought it would make for a good study – comparing two coffee shops, just a block apart. The site for Coppa used to house Rocksalt & Snails, which may be why I had weary feeling about it to this point. It wasn’t, however, until writing this post that I realised I had actually been to Coppa since they took over – and rated it better than its predecessor.

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