Fancy A Cuppa? is an online website that was started by Simon Duffin, an afternoon tea drinker and his partner, Anita Volkert, a late comer to tea but who nevertheless loves it. This online version of their book presents both sides of the world’s passions, Tea and Coffee. Simon and Anita have travelled the world searching out their favorite places to indulge in their passion, whether it be tea or coffee.
While doing their research for the book, Simon and Anita both felt it was important to interview either the owners or managers of the tea rooms and coffee houses they visited to give an honest appraisal of the places they visited. Fancy A Cuppa, USA? features only the United States tea and coffee houses they’ve visited while Fancy A Cuppa? the original version of the book review more than 50 places in the United Kingdom. Either book can be ordered from their website at the end of this article. Simon and Anita feel their book is as much about the owners and managers who own and run the tea rooms and coffee houses as it is about the tea and coffee! These are the people who help determine whether the experience you have is a pleasurable one or one you won’t return to.
You can see the online version of the book here and you can also order your very own copy. While the web site is excellent, I’d rather have my own personal copy of the book. Order one now, you won’t be sorry.
Fancy A Cuppa? web site.