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Welcome to Double Skinny Macchiato. I'm Bex, a London-based coffee lover and travel addict. Since I started this blog in 2007, soon after beginning my career in publishing, I've written regularly about coffee, London life and my international travels.

I love to explore new cities and to hunt out the best speciality coffee shops. My friends and family like to joke that I have a spreadsheet and/or Google Map in every port — this is not quite true. But as I work full time, I obsessively research every trip so I can make the most of the limited time I have in each city or country.

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. 

Currently, my primary camera is the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III, whose picture quality belies its compact size, and which I use with a fab 12-45 mm F4 PRO zoom lens, and two primes, a 17 mm F1.8 and a 25 mm F1.8. I also love my excellent compact Canon G7 X Mark II, and still take many photos on my iPhone XS. If you like my photography, please also see my Flickr portfolio.

I have acquired a lot of coffee-making kit over the years but at present, I mainly use an Aeropress, a Kalita Wave 155, a Hario V60 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 Caf├ęShop, Paris; Copenhagen Coffee Lab, Copenhagen; Prufrock, London; and Workshop, London. My Twitter profile features coffee photos I have taken at KB Caf├ęShop, Paris; Workshop, London; The Coffee Collective, Copenhagen; and White Mulberries, London.

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If you are interested in collaborating with me or 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 email me on doubleskinnymacchiato [at] gmail [dot] com.

I occasionally receive free products and services for review purposes, in which case, I will always disclose this. My decisions to write reviews or feature products, and the opinions in any reviews I do write, are always purely my own.