Coffee Feature

Coffee, Espresso Yourself – Week 18, 2018

Coffee - Barcella, Victoria Point

Even though I find my way to a cafe for an Espresso Coffee every day, this is not the only way I enjoy coffee. A few weeks ago I was visiting a place and finally found a cold brew jug to buy for use at home. The jug is the Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Coffee Pot and was a great purchase to make cold brew coffee at home.

I knew about the concept of cold brew coffee for some time. But all the suggestions seemed clumsy and potentially messy to do it yourself at home. Finally, I decided to do a little searching and discovered the Hario Mizudashi. Finding the product was great but finding somewhere to buy one was a little more challenging. Although I will give you a link below to the product on Amazon, I do also prefer to shop locally if possible.

In the end, I found the jug available when I visited a local coffee roaster in Brisbane called Simply Beans. They had two sizes available, 600ml and 1000ml. It took a little consideration but I decided on the 600ml. It worked out to be the perfect size for home. There are two of us that drink the coffee and the 600ml makes essentially four serves of 130ml (you lose a little liquid in the coffee grind) enough for two days. The biggest downfall is that there is no simple immediate instruction on how to use it. The premise is fairly simple and a quick look at Youtube gives you some ideas. But I will probably share another post soon outlining exactly how I do it.

Getting a hold of the Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Coffee Pot can vary in difficulty. To date in Australia, I have only seen one on the shelf in a shop once, and I bought it. That was at Simply Beans in Underwood, QLD, but they are also listed on the Campos Website here. I do prefer that if possible you would support a local store that might stock Hario products. But if you cannot find them anywhere else you can also find the Hario Mizudashi on the Amazon Website (600ml or 1000ml Disclosure: these are affiliate links and I will receive a small payment if you make a purchase).

But of course, we are here to see just what coffee I have been sharing this week. There are a couple of my favourite spots in there this week, including Manly Kitchen and Barcella at Victoria Point for the view. I also have a great spot from when I recently headed north to the Sunshine Coast in Compound Surf & Espresso.

Monday, 30th April 2018

Vast Cafe

Location – 3525 Pacific Highway, Slacks Creek QLD

Coffee – Campos Coffee

Coffee - Vast Cafe

The concept that Vast Coffee uses is one that I do very much like the idea of. Instead of being just a furniture store or just a cafe they have combined the two together. Not only that they do have some rather good coffee from Campos for the cafe. I think in the future we will see more cafes that take this approach of combining the cafe with some other product range. In a way, it works to help stabilise both customers coming through and cash flow.

Tuesday, 1st May 2018

Oliver Browns

Location – Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre, Logan Rd & Kessels Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD

Coffee – Own Brand

Coffee - Oliver Browns

Oliver Browns is the sort of cafe that very much captures my attention. They are not just a cafe for coffee but also have a decent focus on another of my favourite things, chocolate. Yes, that might be a few little chocolate buttons you see on the spoon in front of the cup. Unfortunately, that has been the extent of the chocolate that I have tried here. Primarily because I am here to early to eat with my intermittent fasting schedule.

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018


Location – Victoria Point Lakeside Shop D02, 3/22 Bunker road, Victoria Point, QLD

Coffee – Merlo

Coffee - Barcella, Victoria Point

Barcella at Victoria Point is the closest cafe to home in there this week. You can probably see one of the big draw cards for me is that lovely view over the lake. The coffee here comes from Merlo, but the view is what pulls me to visit a little more than anything else.

Thursday, 3rd May 2018

Manly Kitchen

Location – 50 Cambridge Parade, Manly QLD

Coffee – Dramanti Artisan Roaster

Coffee - Manly Kitchen

Manly is a great spot to visit for a little walk and some great coffee, check out “Take a Walk at Manly Harbour Village” for more about the area. But Manly Kitchen is a great spot not far from the marina for a coffee with some great coffee from Dramanti Artisan Roaster. A nice spot to sit and relax while you enjoy the coffee.

Friday, 4th May 2018

Compound Surf & Espresso

Location – Shop 23B/15 Heathfield Rd, Coolum Beach QLD

Coffee – Slide Coffee Roasters

Coffee - Compound Surf & Espresso

One thing that I love to do when travelling is to check out coffee shops along the way. I discovered Compound Surf & Espresso a spot that you might have guessed it combines coffee and surfing. They are located at Coolum Beach and I made the stop when heading south from Noosa to Caloundra. They are serving coffee from Slide Coffee Roasters and it was quite good, one that I had not got to taste before.

Saturday, 5th May 2018

Coffee Nature

Location – 48 O’Keefe St, Woolloongabba, QLD

Coffee – Mocopan

Coffee - Coffee Nature

In some respects, Coffee Nature is not in the easiest location to get to. But it is a good spot to stop for a coffee or to take a little walk if you happen to be visiting at the nearby hospital and need a break. They are serving up coffee from Mocopan, a brand which I seem to be seeing in a couple of spots recently.

Sunday, 6th May 2018

Little Bloomfield Cafe

Location – 21-31 Bloomfield St, Cleveland QLD

Coffee – Merlo

Coffee - Little Bloomfield Cafe

When it comes to location Little Bloomfield Cafe seems to have one of the better spots in Cleveland. They have a good selection of seating either inside, out on the deck with a view or under the big trees in front. You definitely don’t get the street noise that you do in some of the others cafes around the area.


Thank you for taking the time to have a look at the coffee I have been enjoying. If you have a moment, why not leave a comment below with any feedback or cafe suggestions.

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