Unlike the French Coffee Culture where it’s not at all
about the coffee quality itself,
Aussies care about the taste of their coffee.
This is why Australian Coffee Culture is considered
one of the most advanced in the world.
By watching an interview with a coffee shop owner in Australia
we found out that she has never seen
one single Australian who doesn’t drink coffee.
It is not just any coffee; it is high-quality coffee.
This is one of the reasons Starbucks didn’t make it in Australia.
In 2008, Starbucks closed more than 2/3 of its stores on this continent.
This Seattle’s Coffeehouse Chain simply didn’t adjust to the culture.
Australia’s coffee culture is deeply rooted in its people’s culture
and is something they take great pride in making.
No wonder why people in Melbourne
when stopped on the street and asked about
their experience with coffee said such nice things about it.
You can see what they said in the video below.
How did coffee arrive in Australia?
Thanks to the European immigrants coffee made its way into Australia.
The first commercial espresso machine
was installed in Café Florentino, Bourke Street Melbourne in 1928.
Not long after, coffee machines made their way over to Sydney
and the coffee movement slowly started to infiltrate society.
Italians’ steam-powered coffee machines were the real deal.
Italians and Greek immigrants are the ones responsible
for bringing espresso shots to Australia,
and more specifically to Melbourne.
Italian immigrants in Australia
had a strong sense of “café culture” from their homeland.
The custom of enjoying a cup of coffee
while relaxing in a café originated here.
Another very famous café located in the Bourke Street in Melbourne
is called Pellegrini Espresso Bar.
It’s described as “one of Melbourne’s most iconic destinations,
in a city that prides itself on coffee and fine food”.
Some people have been loyal customers for decades now.
Melbourne is known as a Capital of Coffe Culture
Melbourne has some of the world’s best street art
and one of the popular laneways is Degraves Street.
There are many coffee shops located here
but the café we recommend is Cup of Truth.
It’s literally a hole-in-the-wall but people love it.
During the Coronavirus, the entire world was affected,
and this small cafe was no exception.
Their coffee machine broke down in April 2020
and the owners needed $30.000 to buy a new one.
A lot of people chipped in and Jon Freeman (the owner) said in tears
how he wasn’t aware of the immense love people have towards this cafe.
There is a story about a guy from Australia ,
a girl from the U.S. and their different coffee experiences.
Ben’s traveled to the U.S.
and he was complaining how he couldn’t find a proper cup of coffee
and he isn’t even a huge coffee lover.
Meaning, he wasn’t being picky,
simply looking for a nice cup of java.
His girlfriend didn’t quite understand his situation
until she moved to Australia
and took her first sip of coffee in Australia.
Now she gets him and she’s completely hooked on it.
Baristas are very professional and passionate about coffee in Australia.
A lot of people who’ve visited this continent
and tried the coffee can attest to it.
It’s time to introduce one of the most popular coffee types
that people enjoy drinking in Australia and it is flat white.
Some say it comes from Australia, others say it’s from New Zealand.
We wouldn’t like to get into that story in this blog,
but please learn what a famous flat white is.
How is flat white made?
and milk with microfoam on top.
Steamed milk is gently infused with air to produce this microfoam.
In this way, silky, bubble-filled milk is produced.
In a perfectly made cup of coffee,
air bubbles should be barely visible.
Traditionally, it is only available in small sizes (5oz-6oz),
much smaller than typical cappuccinos and lattes.
Latte in Australia has one shot for a small
and 2 shots large but it’s normally
served in a transparent glass
so that you can see the pretty milk foam and it has
about one centimeter of froth
and having it more than one centimeter
will make it become a cappuccino and having it less than one
will make it become a flat white.
Piccolo is espresso’s younger sister.
It is made with one shot of espresso
topped off with steamed milk.
It’s like a small version of a latte as well, but they
have the same amount of coffee.
It’s absolutely perfect coffee for those
who want to have a strong coffee
but doesnt want to drink too much milk.
Anyhow, any choice you make, you won’t regret them.
Just don’t forget to enjoy your coffee.
Sure you can have your go-to cup of java
in case of a much needed hit of caffeine
on your way to work because
you snoozed your alarm clock 5 times this morning, yet-
– always try to make time to sit down,
enjoy the world famous street art and a flat white.