Blue Sky Coffee is an awesome place to sit back, chat and enjoy wonderful coffee. We are no strangers to Blue Sky – our first bean review was of their Clean Bean. This was our first official ‘blogging’ visit and although the funky, artistic, industrial setting was unchanged, there was a sense that things had matured on the coffee front. Drinking alternatives to the straight espresso were available, 3 single origin beans in the hoppers to choose from, and more informative discussion about the coffee and the flavours. You get a real sense of the passion for coffee at Blue Sky. As one owner is a surgeon, it seems a great opportunity to say that BSC has blossomed into a smooth operation.
It was time to sample the coffee. We started on the house blend – Ebony & Ivory, a blend of 6 beans designed for milk and black coffee. The Simonelli machine delivered our long black and flat white that looked and smelt wonderful. We did learn the need to be clear with ordering Long black / Long Macch – it’s best to go the whole way and say macchiato – just avoids mix-ups! The blend was a great way to start the day and provided a smooth experience, both with and without milk. We followed this with a great chat with the baristas and used the information provided to choose the second round.
We had a cold drip on an Ethiopian Goji and the Costa Rican single origin as a long Macchiatto. The cold press was awesome, definite berry flavour up front, and an earthy flavour at the finish. The sugar cane ice block added a subtle change to the flavour without adding a noticeable sweetness. On the back of one of the BSC shirt was the quote, ‘Coffee is not a drug it’s a vitamin’. There was a great coffee ‘rush’ from the cold press, so it’s a powerful vitamin! It reminded us of our Mocha mate’s reaction to the cold press at Dramanti, ‘Wow, this is like drinking a shot!’ All we got from our Macch mate on the Costa Rican was ‘that’s good’. He bought some of the beans for home and told us it goes nicely with more milk, either flat white or piccolo.
Blue Sky Coffee has a 30kg roaster and a 5kg roaster on premises. The large space is open with eclectic mix of things to look at, yet it seems intimate and easy to get lost in your own conversation. This one of our favourite coffee venues for just ‘hangin out’ – no pressure, no fuss. It’s a bit like the mature age alternative on the Valley coffee scene – although one of our children, 22, loves it too. Do your self favour and do the coffee chill at Blue Sky.