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Daily Espresso’s Laurence Greenfield, winner of the 2013
national Lavazza barista competition, gives us his two cents
on Perth’s coffee scene.
How would you define Perth’s take on coffee?
It’s really just emerging here in Perth. Now that people are aware of what’s going on in other cities, there are
a lot of cafes here that definitely put their own stamp on things. Espresso coffee is obviously the biggest part
of the scene here, with over 90 per cent of the market.
Why do some establishments turn their nose up at skim and soy?
Take the analogy of a chef cooking a steak. He’s taken the time and effort to source a really high-quality beef
and then someone walks in and asks for it well done. In the case of baristas, what they’re trying to do is to
showcase the product as best as possible, so they refrain from using products that they think could affect the
flavour. In saying that, it has got to be justified. You’ve got to back it up with amazing coffee.
What’s the fascination with alternative brewing?
I think the way you extract coffee has become an interest because we’re beginning to become more inventive
with the way we’re consuming things. People want to get creative. It adds interest to the product and
generates a sort of understanding about the actual product itself. One of the most exciting things about filter
coffee is that it showcases the coffee in its purest form.
BARISTA SPILLS BEANS
The best in the west for every bean need.
ANTZ INYA PANTZ
Lower temperature roasts are the secret. Think of it like
a roast: would you want your lamb cooked quickly?
Served at Madlilys, CBD; Manic Espresso, South Perth
This mom-and-pop roaster is a regular at the
Golden Bean Roasting awards. Enough said.
Served at Caffissimo locations citywide
This specialty coffee roaster produces Freo’s beans
of choice. We especially love the retro packaging.
Served at Black Cherries Espresso, Fremantle;
Wild Poppy, Fremantle
This artisan producer has been roasting Arabica beans
out of its Swan Valley factory since 2006.
Served at Lowdown, CBD; The Imp, East Vic Park
FIVE SENSES COFFEE
One of WA’s most prolific roasters, Five Senses roasts
dozens of blends and runs the Australian Barista Academy.
Served at Sixteen Ounces, Victoria Park; La Veen
This family-owned business roasts in small batches
using beans sourced from around the world.
Served at Café One Two Five, Nedlands; The Sweet
Locals Brad and Fleur roast fairtrade coffee from
their warehouse in Bibra Lake. You won’t meet
a nicer couple.
Served at The Heritage Brasserie, CBD;
MANO A MANO
Mano a Mano transforms beans to brew in its glass
home within Gordon St Garage.
Served at Addison & Steele, North Perth; Bread in
This indie roaster scours the globe for the best beans,
and recently won the approval of WA Tastemaster
Served at Uncle Joe’s Mess Hall, Perth; Hush
Perth’s oldest roaster has been on the job for the
last 80 years.
Served at Toastface Grillah, CBD; Rifo’s, Maylands
POUND COFFEE ROASTERY
This award-winning business roasts out of
O’Connor and hosts regular cupping sessions
for fellow coffee lovers.
Served at La Farmacia, Doubleview; Little
Ever smelt the aroma of freshly roasted beans
while strolling along William Street? You have
Ristretto to thank.
Served at Ristretto, CBD/ Northbridge; BOHO
Squirreled away in the depths of Print Hall is Small Print.
Park bakery, part roaster, all yum.
Served at Small Print and Print Hall, CBD
This small-batch artisan roaster is dedicated to
caffeinating the Western Suburbs.
Served at Typika, Claremont; Cimbalino cafes citywide
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