Chiasso Coffee Roasters are located on the edge of Brisbane in an industrial estate in Capalaba. They might be a bit hard to find but it’s well worth the effort. There is a friendly aura that surrounds this family run business. When we arrived there were customers sitting around chatting with the staff and it seemed like a relaxing place to chill and enjoy coffee. Right up our alley … for those of you that follow us, you know we are fond of roastery based cafes.
When we asked Andrew to summarise Chiasso he replied, ‘High quality coffee at a reasonable price.’ A quick wander around you will see a plethora of A grade green coffee beans (including organic and fair trade options), the Garanti roaster and a shop stocked full of all your coffee needs. Our favourite hessian bag contained Aussie green beans from Far North Queensland and had a kangaroo on the front.
Enough exploring, it was time for coffee! Chiasso rotate the blends and single origin beans at their cafe. When we visited the signature Milano blend and a Sumatran single origin were on offer. We tried both as piccolos. Interestingly, one of our first guest bloggers reviewed the Milano Blend so we asked Andrew how he would describe it. ‘Haha, I’d probably describe it as the perfect tradie coffee … it provides a full bodied coffee that is easy drinking first thing in the morning’ he reflected. We thought that was a perfect description of the cup we were drinking.
All of a sudden it seemed we were channeling the locals and just kicking back, chatting about all things coffee as we sipped on the Sumatran. We subtly morphed into our surroundings just like the Sumatran Kuda Mas which provided a subtle yet syrupy richness that was very easy drinking. The relaxed atmosphere at Chiasso extends to their work with cafes they supply – there is flexibility around cafe blend choice and cafes have the opportunity to have their own labels.
So if you’re looking for somewhere different, or just driving around the Bayside wondering where to go for coffee, take the time to locate Chiasso Coffee Roasters at Capalaba and drop in for a coffee and a chat.