Brew Bar

Coffee Folkestone hario Hot Salvation square mile v60

We're completely excited to be bringing Square Mile coffee to Folkestone again after a year of quality brewing from Manifest is now sadly over.    Unlike Thom at Manifest who's excellent espresso was the talk of the Creative Quarter, we will be brewing filter coffee. We're doing this using Hario V60 drip filters. This simple but incredible method allows the water to pass through the grinds in a free-pour fashion, through a paper filter and straight to your cup or server. It's an elegant process that takes between two and four minutes depending on the serving and requires just a little...

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Coffee Folkestone Hot Salvation Records

After taking the plunge in July to leave teaching and make a go of Hot Salvation as a record shop, brew bar and record label full time, Natalie and I are happy to be finally opening a store in our hometown, Folkestone, Kent.    After a a couple of near misses with some lovely spots in both Canterbury and Folkestone, we have settled on an incredible place in Rendezvous Street:   The old Prince Albert Hotel has been a bit of a local landmark for years, and something of a fallen hero. It's been empty for years, it was in...

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Staff Picks Sept 2014

Hot Salvation Jazz New Stock Punk Records Shoegaze Staff Picks Used Stock

X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents Incredible debut record form one of the forebears of modern alternative music. This records has influenced countless artists and entire genres over the last 35 years, not least the most clear cut lineage, Bikini Kill and the Riot Grrrl movement.  This copy is in absolutely beautiful condition and plays as well as they day it was pressed, get it now in the store!   Ride - Nowhere Ride's debut record came after a plethora of excellent 12" Eps, and this, thankfully lived up to it. They may have lived in the shadow of My Bloody...

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