Adventurous coffee lovers joined our Brisbane coffee tour in October. This was our first mystery tour. The venues were a mystery until the week before. Coffee Anthology guided us through espresso tasting, Day Made served up the same coffee three different ways and at Bear Bones Espresso we learned the art of coffee cupping.
Sam was our host at Coffee Anthology. He’s crafted espresso’s here for a number of years and a big part of Coffee Anthology’s Brisbane Beanhunter #1 dominance. We got an education in extraction profiles and experienced the diversity of espresso with some super roasts out of Sydney and Melbourne.
Second stop was Coffee Supreme‘s flagship Brisbane store Day Made. We were one of the first through the doors having only been open 4 days. Jason and Sacha looked after us with the single origin Honduras Guajiquiro prepared as batch brew, short black and flat white. Each of us had a favourite but agreed it was a great idea to try the same coffee three ways. Morning tea hit the spot and readied us for the city bus trip to The Valley.
Bear Bones Espresso have been a regular on our coffee tours and Rosco never fails to disappoint. He had six exceptional coffees from around the world ready for our cupping pleasure. After explaining the finer points and solving all sorts of coffee conundrums it was time to start sniffing and slurping. We never get tired of cupping single origin coffee and sharing the experience with coffee curious tourists. The talking point was a coffee from Mexico that stood out as unique and polarising.
Thanks to Coffee Anthology, Day Made and Bear Bones Espresso for eximious representation of the Brisbane coffee scene. The first-rate photos taken by Andrew Dahms, Thank you!