Perth Coffee Culture
The Secret is Out! Perth may be known as the most isolated city in Australia but few will know that it boasts their own, world-class, unique coffee culture driven by locals’ discerning tastes for premium, specialty coffee. Our City Collection box features multiple award-winning roasts and signature blends from four of WA’s top roasters who run coffee shops and coffee concept stores that wouldn’t look out of place in Tokyo or Los Angeles.
WA’s tight-knit coffee community has turned their geographical isolation into a very big positive. It’s forced them to create their own unique coffee culture that reflects their envied quality of lifestyle, nature, and weather. While locals have a thirst for coffee, they also demand the best from local roasters and crave premium, specialty coffees, matched by a desire to be informed and educated about the coffee they drink. That is why Perth is home to Australia’s first coffee concept shops and gastronomic coffee tasting experiences. Perth coffee drinkers do not hold back and are happy to push the boundaries in their coffee tastes. It’s all about experimental tastes meeting new experiences. Perth’s laid-back lifestyle combined with the locals discerning coffee tastes has made their coffee culture something to be savoured. Our City Collection Perth is the closest thing to getting on a plane and discovering something new and special.
Timely One is the single-origin Colombian house coffee from Timely roasters, the roasting arm of one of the coolest cafes in Perth, Laika which serves up fabulous brunches in its unique location which includes a basketball court and pilates studio. The roasters’ philosophy is to bring out the best expression of coffee from its farming origins in South America to the freshly brewed cup in Perth. A true Perth blend, Timely One is the roast that best describes everything this small-batch roaster strives to be. It’s roasted to be balanced, sweet, and clean. Medium-bodied and tastes great with – or without milk.
The signature blend from this buzzing roastery and coffee shop named after the famous Margaret River region best known for its beaches, surf, and vineyards. “We combined organic Mexican and Colombian beans to create a cocoa and berry milk bomb for a full-bodied coffee that is rich, sweet, and perfect with milk,” said Roaster Isaac Winton Kara. This is the ultimate comfort coffee that evokes memorable relaxed beachside walks, fresh air, and fine wine. It has quickly become a much-loved staple by local home baristas as well as international tourists who re-order regularly for their Margaret River Midnight fix.
Aptly named Queen Bee, this premium specialty roast was always destined to be the mother of most, if not all! This game-changing, multiple award-winning roasts became insanely popular from the moment it was launched. Expect something exceptional from these Perth roasters behind the most cutting edge ‘coffee concept store’ in Australia where drinking coffee is elevated to a whole new stratosphere. A medium to full-bodied roast that will delight home baristas who love a stronger coffee with a buzz! Notes of orange chocolate, caramel, and a dash of nutmeg.
The signature in-house of Gordon St Garage, a popular café/restaurant/wine bar gem in West Perth that’s a firm favourite of locals and tourists alike. Consistency is all that this blend is about. A user-friendly roast favoured by both home baristas and cafes to ensure everyone can get the best out of every cup, every time. “It’s rich and syrupy, caramel and chocolate with a cherry on top” is how Roaster Jason Millar describes this blend.
One 250 gram bag lasts about a week for one person drinking a coffee a day (double shots of course). Like the sound of this? Our coffee subscribers in the Home Baristas Club. say 1kg coffee in our monthly coffee destination plan is just perfect. A different Australian city’s choice collection each month: The Home Baristas Club.