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Welcome to Double Skinny Macchiato. I'm Bex, a London-based coffee lover, hamburgerologist, film fan and travel addict. I started this blog in 2007, soon after beginning my career in publishing, and although the scope has changed a bit over the years, I've written about coffee, London, travel and films from the start. I work full time so I obsessively research every overseas trip to make sure I am taking full advantage of everything each city or country has to offer. I particularly love to explore new cities and to hunt out the best speciality coffee shops, and my friends and family like to joke that I have a spreadsheet and/or Google Map in every port (not quite true, but I do have a lot!).

I take all of the photos on this blog myself, unless otherwise stated; photos of me are taken by friends, family or self-timer. If you would like to use any of my photos, please contact me first to ask permission. Since the start of this blog, BlackBerry and then iPhone photos have featured regularly. Between 2011 and June 2013, most of my photos were taken with my beloved Canon PowerShot S95. In July 2013, I finally caved and bought a DSLR: the Canon EOS 100D, which is small and light enough to carry around easily and which takes great photos. I'm still learning how to use it and mainly use Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 and Canon 20mm f/2.8 lenses. In 2017, I bought a high-end compact camera, the Canon G7 X Mark II, for times when I need more functionality than my iPhone can offer (particularly in low-light conditions) but when I don't want to carry my DSLR with me. I researched this purchase a great deal and have been very happy with the results.

I have acquired a lot of coffee-making kit over the years but at present, I mainly use an Aeropress, a Kalita Wave 155 and a Sage Barista Express espresso machine to brew, and a Made by Knock Aergrind and a Wilfa Svart grinder to grind.

The five coffees featured in my blog header are from (L-R): Coutume, Paris; KB CaféShop, Paris; Copenhagen Coffee Lab, Copenhagen; Prufrock, London; and Workshop, London. My Twitter profile features coffee photos I have taken at KB CaféShop, Paris; Workshop, London; The Coffee Collective, Copenhagen; and White Mulberries, London.

If you work with a brand that you think would be a good fit with the content of my blog and would be of interest to my readers, please feel free to email me on doubleskinnymacchiato [at] gmail [dot] com.