When it comes to coffee, it is a very popular drink and one that for many years I claimed no interest. In fact, I could possibly count on one hand the number of times that I consumed coffee before I turned 25.
I will leave my full history with coffee for another time. But in the past 15 months, I have become something of a coffee fanatic. In this time I have visited hundreds of different cafes. Taking the time to try the coffee from dozens of different roasters and origins.
Throughout this time I have been sharing the experience primarily via Instagram and Facebook. However, I wanted to extend this a little bit with a weekly summary of the coffee shops, cafes and roasteries that I have shared each week. I figured there is no better time to get started sharing than the beginning of a brand new year.
Monday 1st January 2018
Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex Cafe
Location – 421 Discovery Dr, Paddys River ACT 2620.
Coffee – Coffee Amanti
I visited The Canberra Deep Space Communications Centre in November 2017 as part of a little road trip. The cafe here has a deck that looks out over a number of the radio antenna that points skywards to explore the sounds from out of space. The antenna in this picture with the coffee is called Deep Space Station 43 and is the largest steerable parabolic antenna in the southern hemisphere. The coffee was ok the view was a little more interesting in this case. If you are interested you can read a little more about my time in Canberra.
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Location – 4/7 Apollo Road, Bulimba, QLD
Coffee – Bear Bones Specialty Coffee
Sarmic resides in the suburb of Bulimba on the southside of Brisbane. Bulimba is an area that is somewhat of a hub for restaurants and cafes. With the nearby Oxford street lined with many different places to eat and drink. However, Sarmic does offer quite a nice spot to get away from the busy main street, with easy parking and good coffee. The food does look quite good as well, but I am still to give that a go.
Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Location – 522A Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount, QLD.
Coffee – GURU Life Coffee, Roasted in-house.
My visit to GURU Life is a testament to the idea of using many different ways to find out about great spots for coffee. Had I just relied on checking for places on the map, I likely never would have discovered it sitting out where it is. But I look around areas often using Instagram to see what comes up and it was a photo here that caught my attention. A little more digging and it was added to the itinerary for a trip to the Sunshine Coast in December 2017. Although they were warming up the coffee roaster, I did miss seeing the coffee roasting on this visit. But the coffee roaster is visible in the background of this image and the spot where the coffee goes in is at the end of the rainbow.
Thursday 4th January 2018
Location – 7 Bunker Road, Victoria Point, QLD.
Coffee – Dancing Bean Specialty Coffee Roasters
Naturally Hooked is a great little spot not too far from home for me, within walking distance. The visit here was on the day before my birthday, and it turned out that their birthday is the same as mine. However, they have been opened for just a year, while I have been around a little longer. As for the Keep Cup, I had not found much need for one, since I rarely if ever get my coffee to take away. But it was something that went on my Christmas list and thought it a good time to start using it.
Friday 5th January 2018
Pablo & Rusty’s Brisbane
Location – 200 Mary Street, Brisbane City, QLD.
Coffee – Pablo & rusty
I have not visited Pablo & Rusty’s recently, but it was my recent trip to Canberra in November 2017 that brought them to mind. There were some coffee shops that I visited en route to Canberra that used their coffee. A little while later while going through some photos, I rediscovered a photo from my visit earlier in 2017 to their Brisbane Cafe.
Saturday 6th January 2018
Black Sheep Coffee
Location – 109 Norman Street, Woolloongabba.
Coffee – Black Sheep Coffee, Roasted in-house.
Black Sheep Coffee is one of the numerous Coffee Roasters on the Southside of Brisbane. I have visited them on a couple of different occasions, and they always seem to be somewhat busy. There are plenty of people either popping in to have a coffee or to buy the freshly roasted coffee beans. Their roastery does have a very industrial look to it with a mix of steel and timber making up some impressive looking furniture throughout.
Sunday 7th January 2018
Location – 2/8 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba, QLD.
Coffee – Dramanti Artisan Roaster
Eighteen88 is a great new cafe that has only just opened on New Years Day 2018. The cafe is in the same space that another cafe used before in the front of the Princess Theatre building at Woolloongabba. I must say the fit-out does look amazing and makes for an area that is interesting to look around and a great spot to sit and enjoy some coffee. They are serving up some great coffee from Dramanti Artisan Roaster with both a house blend and a single origin on offer.
Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my week of coffee. I would love to hear any feedback about this post and the idea of sharing something like this each week. So feel free to drop a message in the comments below or get in touch on any of my social media accounts. I would most like to know if there are any other details that you might want to know or anything I can include to make these posts more valuable for you.