Aucuba Coffee Roasters
South Melbourne VIC 3205, 108 Bank St, Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia
Aucuba takes its name from one of the many legends in the history of coffee: on his way to a monastery, a weary old wise man named Aucuba took it upon himself to introduce the beans he discovered on his journey to some monks. So too Mark (a qualified Q Grader) has taken it upon himself to introduce some of his amazing beans and roasts himself to those making the journey, emphasising a philosophy of teaching people about coffee, where it comes from, different approaches, and being able to see a roast in action.
There is a dedicated brew bar where you can get an impromptu coffee lesson from the micro roaster and sample some of the coffee. A blend for smooth milky drinks and an option of two select single origins for black coffee are on offer, a batch brew for some quick filter or up to four options for pour over, usually a v60 or if you feel like something special, a syphon brew, each highlighting distinct varieties. The venue itself is interesting – its design is a small mesh of two different styles, one modern and one vintage, trying to honour what used to house a small bank then printing press. It’s open but cozy, bright, inviting with a lot of greenery. The white and blue pineapple wallpaper behind the brew bar is definitely a sight to see.
Review: Nibs Bisso
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