Perky Blenders is now at Leytonstone tube station

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And the friskily-named coffee merchants will undoubtedly have served a few of you already

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Taking a sip in E11: Perky’s co-founder and head barista Tom Cozens. Photo: own
It has possibly the best pun-tastic name for a beans purveyor in east London – and now the renowned Walthamstow coffee merchants have landed right here at Leytonstone’s manically busy underground station.

Yup, from Monday just gone, Central Line addicts (sorry, commuters) have been able to sip a latte or (our favourite) a strong long black as they nab a seat in the purgatory of the rush-hour tube.

But what’s their USP? Perky Blenders – that’s Tom, Adam and Victoria – are small batch, speciality grade coffee roasters, who have carts and concessions across E17 (from St James St station to Mother’s Ruin on the industrial estate).

Their beans are predominantly (but not exclusively) sourced from farms in South America and Africa, and hand-picked for quality and provenance. “It’s an epic way to source, and we know it’s what gives our blends a truly cutting-edge taste,” says Tom.

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The new Leytonstone Tube outlet. Photo: Twitter
What else? They sell bags for home use and even have a letterbox subscription service. “So you can either come and see us for a cup,” he says, “or create a bespoke roast and have it posted on a day that works for you.”

Handy. They’re also keen to “unite local enterprise” and promote the independent business economy – starting with a small selection of cakes, savoury brioche and sweet things courtesy of the lovely nearby Wild Goose Bakery.

So we reckon they’ll be conquering vast swathes of E11 (and, no doubt E10) sooner than you think. Blinding.

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Coffees are from £2 (espresso, macciato)- £2.50 (latte and long black etc), sweet things and savoury bites from £2. Perky Blenders is open daily till about 4pm at Leytonstone tube station.

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