Friday, July 04, 2008

Coffee!

I got an early birthday present two weeks ago - a Sunbeam Cafe Series Espresso machine. It is a thing of beauty. Sleek, stainless steel and capable of producing the most awesome coffee known to man.

Of course it's not just the machine that makes a coffee awesome. I'm extremely lucky to work in the Valley in Brisbane, ground zero for a lot of great coffee shops/roasters and oddly enough ground zero for the Australian games industry... hmmm, I wonder if there's a connection?

Anyway, we now have a fine selection of coffee blends at home to choose from courtesy of the fine Valley coffee merchants. Here are my faves:

Campos Coffee - makes a mean brew. Their Dark City is smooth and strong. The New York Times says its worth the 22 hour flight down under from New York.

Merlo Coffee - they have a very yummy espresso blend.

Di Bella Coffee - a true blue Brisbane success story, Di Bella's Swiss Water Decaffeinated is wonderful!

Now there's only one problem with having a great machine and delicious coffee at your beck and call any time of the day... you become a coffee snob. I'm off to LA next week and will struggle to cope spending a week away from my stainless steel wonder.

I guess there's always Starbucks...

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey john, check out "caffe luxxe" on montana santa monica - best coffee in LA

every bit a as good as campos coffee, and when i lived in sydney i would get my campos coffee at the original store in newtown!

.gaffer

Passfield Games said...

Thanks for that! I'll check it out - it's good to know there's "Aussie approved" coffee in LA.

Chris said...

A heads up for Sydney coffee lovers: Cordial (also in Newtown) does coffee as good as Campos, without the attitude, and with the most excellent brunches known to man . . .

Mark | Coffee Lover said...

Did you never try the Barista coffee from Espresso Italia?

Anonymous said...

I prefer Segafredo coffee brand

Peter Coffee said...

I prefer Segafredo coffee brand