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« Reply #25 on: 21/01/2014, 10:38 AM »
Duxton is a block away or so from Bench
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« Reply #26 on: 22/01/2014, 06:44 PM »
Thanks guys, sitting in LaVeen now as I write / drink, and watching a six group synesso at work...

Doing a little bit of a coffee crawl this arvo as I make my way walking and public transport to Bunnings at Subiaco to buy som PVC fittings for my bean cooler. Going to have to stop soon as the caffeine overload will keep me up all night on the way back home.

Started off at Bench, just round the corner from the hotel.  Think it was a yirg I tried there and was pleasantly surprised how good it was. Acidic but still smooth if that makes any sense.  The barista seemed passionate about coffee as I watched one of there staff bring trained how to do a pour over.

Next was standing room only - a short walk down hay st mall.  Lots of 5 senses bags on the bench, and as the name suggests its a funky little place with no chairs.  Cant remember what I had - was ok but perhaps not so much to my taste. Knowledgable barista who mentioned they are getting some new beans, road freighted from the roaster to ensure quality by stopping the bags popping.

Next was Small Print, a few blocks away, down towards the water.  Tucked away one level down, amongst a bunch of restaurants at the base of a collection of office blocks.  A bit hard to find for an out of towner like me, but a great feel to the place, and I was pleased to see the roaster parked behind glass in view from the tables.  I tried a coffee here called something like La providence, which I think was a South American bean - roasted on site. Absolutely stunning!  It was the nicest espresso I've tried from any cafe for quite a while.  My only gripe was the poor girl serving couldn't pronounce the name of the bean - in any case the barista came over and helped out.  I'll be back again when next in Perth.

I would have gone to Essence of coffee as well, but I don't think it was walking distance from the hotel.

Lastly went to LaVeen.  Bit of a hipster feel to this place but still with friendly knowledgable staff. Tried a LaFinca something (sorry for be so non specific), that apparently the world barista champ won with. A smooth, quite delicate taste with some fruit notes. Nice, but again not really to my taste.

One last thing about pricing - an espresso ranged from $3 to $4.70 (wtf??)  I nearly walked out when quoted 4.70.  Funnily enough the cheapest was also the best..  Have coffee prices gone up so much since I left Aust?

Anyway, that's it for now - got to rush to Bunnings then back to the hotel in time for work..

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« Reply #27 on: 23/01/2014, 12:38 AM »
Good to know you had a good day experiencing Perth's coffee scene.
If you ordered a large macchiato, you would have got more or less a latte, as a long mac is different here unfortunately.
Prices in Perth will always be more expensive than other capital cities in Australia.
Keep us in touch how you go on the bean cooler.
Essence of Coffee is only 100 metres from Print Hall and closer to Duxton hotel.
Perhaps next time?  :)
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« Reply #28 on: 23/01/2014, 11:59 AM »
Damn IPhone!  Couldn't find u on google maps so then I typed in the address and it gave me this:


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« Reply #29 on: 23/01/2014, 03:28 PM »
Heehee.
That is the southern suburb of Applecross and yes, that is another road named also The Esplanade unfortunately.
Google maps would have given the result for Perth Busport and also Earnst and Young.
Hey, looking forward to seeing te result of your rejuvenated bean cooler.
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« Reply #30 on: 26/01/2014, 02:10 AM »
I had some spare time this arvo so had a go at changing out the old fittings on the bean cooler.

As you'll see in the pic I put a 50mm threaded fitting with a 45deg bend piece as well for the pool pipe on the lid.

For the vac nozzle I used the basin drain. Tried it the normal way round the first time but the nozzle didn't fit. So reversed it and dremeled out a little of the inside ribs and now it fits great.

Here's some pics (still looking a bit dirty as all the gaffa tape glue residue is yet to be cleaned off)...



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« Reply #31 on: 09/06/2014, 12:07 PM »
Absolutely LOVE fivesenses!!  Love their coffee.  Definately my number one choice for WA.It has to be Epic by far The best roaster i've tried is 5 scenses
 I have tried Five Senses coffee and liked it so interestingly. I hope that I can open a small cafe own

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« Reply #32 on: 03/12/2014, 07:25 PM »
Just got back from a morning of doing the rounds of Perth's CBD cafe's.

This time I managed to visit Essence, Ristretto & Smallprint. 

First up was a SO Yirg & a blend espresso at Essence.  For my taste the Yirg was a bit acidic as espresso (but would of made for a nice pour over).   The blend was quite a decent espresso.

Next was an Ethiopian Tade at Ristretto in Howard Street.   Nice, but a little too light and delicate for what I would expect as an espresso.    I tried the same again as a V60 and it was excellent, full of flavour with a buttery mouthfeel.

Lastly I went back to Smallprint.   Same as last time they didn't disappoint, with a sensational Yirg Dumerso,  extremely well balanced, sweet, slightly acidic and with quite prominent stone fruit.

After wondering around the CBD for a while in a highly caffeinated state, I went back to the hotel for some lunch and an afternoon nanna nap....  ::)

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