I wanted to do something a little different when sharing my coffee this week and decided to go with a theme week. So having a little think about the idea, I decided that I would follow the theme of sharing cafe’s that are operated by coffee roasters.
All coffee that you consume whether it is instant or espresso at some stage of the process needs to be roasted. For a large number of coffee drinkers, they will never see the roasting part of the process. Some may not even realise that it is part of the process for creating coffee.
Coffee roasters can vary in size considerably from the big commercial brand names right down to a small cafe roasting just for themselves. But they all have one thing in common; they start with the green coffee beans. But from here every coffee roaster will likely take a different approach. With variances in the roast time and the specific combination of beans to create their own unique blends.
Monday, 5th February 2018
Location – 7/11 Logan Road, Woolloongabba, QLD
Coffee – Grinders Coffee
Grinders Coffee is a spot that I quite enjoy visiting, and there are a couple of reasons for that. The first is that they have a rather nice space in their cafe at Woolloongabba. Second, they have some rather good coffee both single origins and blends. Third, the staff a super friendly and always ready to passionately share about the coffee. Finally, I do very much enjoy attending the coffee tasting sessions they offer from time to time. In these courses, you get to try one particular single origin coffee made through multiple brewing techniques. I was surprised the first time at how the coffee changes with different brewing techniques.
Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Bear Bones Specialty Coffee Roaster
Location – 2/66 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Coffee – Bear Bones Specialty Coffee
Bear Bones Specialty Coffee may only have a smallish cafe at their roastery in Fortitude Valley, but it is well worth visiting. I have managed to find my way here a few times now and am never disappointed by the coffee. Likewise, whenever I come across their coffee in the wild at other cafes, it is always good. The most significant challenge visiting Bear Bones Coffee is getting a park.
Wednesday, 7th February 2018
Location – 4/387 Lytton Rd, Morningside. QLD
Coffee – Vivo Coffee
I always like to try something different when I visit coffee roasters if possible. Especially if they have something that is not commonly found everywhere. When I visited Vivo Coffee, this was the case with their Australian Single Origin. While coffee is grown in Australia, it often comes at a higher cost and in much smaller quantities than that grown overseas. As such it is not as widely available, so it was not to get a chance to try it here.
Thursday, 8th February 2018
Noego Coffee Co.
Location – 15 Blanck Street, Ormeau QLD
Coffee – Noego Coffee
There are few spots that you can get as close to the roasting process as you can at Noego Coffee Co. As you walk in the front door of the cafe the counter is to your right and the coffee roaster is just a couple more steps on the left. You can see in this photo it is only a couple of metres away. You also have the option to sit above and look down on the process of turning beans from green to the lovely brown colour we know as coffee.
Friday, 9th February 2018
Blue Sky Coffee
Location – 9/25 Lerna Street, Woolloongabba QLD
Coffee – Blue Sky Coffee
I have been visiting Blue Sky Coffee for a little while now at their roastery in Woolloongabba. However, I found out about them well before I visited the roastery. But when I first found out about their coffee I almost thought I had found them too late. I had, in fact, discovered their old location over near Newstead. Thankfully it was only a few week later that I found where they had moved. Ever since I have been visiting them for fantastic coffee and super friendly service whenever I can.
Saturday, 10th February 2018
Studio Solo & Co.
Location – Shop 89 Toombul Shopping Centre, 1015 Sandgate Road, Nundah, QLD
Coffee – Roasted In House
Recently I made a stop at Toombul Shopping Centre not even thinking about getting a coffee as I was on my way elsewhere. However, I was walking along and what did I see a coffee roaster sitting in the window of Studio Solo & Co. One thing I can say is that I am glad that I decided to make this stop as I stopped and to try the coffee, which was quite good. The cafe does look very nice, and the coffee is excellent, but most importantly the staff are friendly and welcoming.
Sunday, 11th February 2018
Extraction Artisan Coffee
Location – 7/3375 Pacific Highway, Slacks Creek, QLD
Coffee – Extraction Artisan Coffee
I have made different ways I discover new cafes, from Google Maps to Instagram and other review sites. But sometimes finding a great spot for coffee comes down to personal recommendations. Extraction Artisan Coffee was one of those, and it came as a recommendation from my brother. While he drinks coffee, it is not high on his list of important things so for him to recommend a spot it must be good. Another thing I like about Extraction is the backstory all of which you can read on their website here Extraction – The Journey.
Coffee, Where Ya Bean!
So there are seven coffee roasters from around Brisbane. They do not all necessarily roast in their cafe, but they are all using their coffee, roasted under their label. What I would like to know is if you have visited a coffee roaster to try the coffee and if you feel there is a difference. Let me know if in the comments below or get in touch via social media.