Fonzie Abbott Fox St. Factory in Albion is the headquarters for Fonzie Abbott Coffee Roasters. It’s the latest addition to cafes in Hamilton and the Valley. There are cool things going on here like the option to book in and blend green coffee beans yourself then have them roasted fresh. Help yourself and bag your own roasted coffee beans from the barrels to take home. Much thought has gone into the interior decoration and the Fonz would appreciate the motorcycle enthusiasm. You can find your morning muffin or breakfast brioche here too.
You can order your coffee at the window from the footpath if you are in a rush. We prefer to sit inside as there is plenty of stuff to look at while planning our next coffee tour. Many coffee options are available with two blends and a single origin for espresso and a single origin for filtered coffee lovers. If you want to take fresh beans home, the Highside, Drifter and Boxer blends might take your fancy. Head roaster JB enjoys a chat about the coffee he has roasted and can give you recommendations what to order. He mentions he has a close relationship with his supplier of Colombian coffee beans so we just had to order Colombian.
A shlong with a good crema arrived made on the Colombian La Florida. It had a full syrupy mouth feel and had not been washed out by the addition of water. Just like drinking a short black but could be enjoyed for longer. The long macchiato made on the BOM 715 (Blend of the Month) comprised of beans from Brazil, Tanzania and PNG. It’s refreshing to have coffee roasters constantly change their blends and experiment to come up with something new.
We ordered filter coffee for round two, an Ethiopian Sidamo Tafach naturally processed and made with the pour over technique. We thought this was an easy drinking coffee, you don’t have to think about it too much, just enjoy it!
Thank you to Ray from Ray’s Gone Beans for donating most of the great photos you see on this page.
Fonzie Abbott Fox St. Factory is a worthy addition to the Albion area. We visited a couple of times and experienced the same consistent enjoyable specialty coffee made by people who care. Oh and Fonzie Abbott just turned 4 years old so come on down and wish them happy birthday!