Under a massive fig tree canopy in the shadow of the Storey bridge, sits the diminutive Puk Espresso. Months ago, the teacher who conducted the barista course I attended suggested it was well worth a visit. I wish it hadn’t taken so long to get there. There is a small outdoor courtyard and a quaint inside area to enjoy your cup. Puk has a relaxed, quirky style. They serve a self-titled blend called Puk Signature. It comprises 4 equal parts of beans from across the globe, including beans from the Green Cauldron, Byron Bay. The pleasant person who served us told us that her brother grows the coffee beans for the blend at Federal Estate. Puk also offer a single origin Aussie bean. We went for the signature blend!
The La Marzocco served up our espressos for a flat white and macchiato. The La Marzocco has been the machine of choice recently and certainly delivers a great shot. The short macch provided a good opportunity to taste the blend. It was bittersweet – punchy on the tongue and sweet at the finish. There was no bitter after taste. We really enjoyed the coffee Puk had to offer. The macchiato was served in a quirky crockery cup that looked like a squashed plastic cup. It was cool to taste something different in something out of the norm.
Puk would be a great place to grab a takeaway and head to the park on the river under the Storey Bridge. On a beautiful sunny day, it would be a great take-away option. You can also take away 250g of the Signature blend for $12. It definitely won’t be a few months before heading down to Puk again. It seems some building work is going on, so look out for that! All in all a great tip from the teacher!
For the complete coffee experience, we give 8 beans out of 10!