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    One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    What a great little cafe! Single origins are on offer, Mountain top - *Bunja Peaberry was there today (I grabbed a 250g bag *to take home). The house blend was superb, it certainly had a healthy amount of acidity initially but swung back with a incredibly enjoyable*aftertaste, I had a double piccolo, the equivalent to a doppio ristretto 3/4 latte. *A truly memorable coffee. *A fantastic first experience, certainly going back tomorrow. *Hardware - La Mazoc and Mazzer.

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    515 St Pauls Terrace Brisbane

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    Sounds great ill be sure to check this one out!

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    Best Espresso Bar / non-Roastery Coffee in town if you ask me.

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    Tried their house blend today...

    A very good dose of sparkling acidity on the tongue
    Plenty of body
    Well balanced

    I really liked this one! Hope they dont change it any time soon. Ill be back... this one is on my way to work.

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    Quote Originally Posted by 39223D2A27737A4B0 link=1259919269/3#3 date=1260246537

    I really liked this one! Hope they dont change it any time soon.
    Me too, seeing as I roast it.

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    Theres gotta be some Yirg or similar in there... am i right?

    Love the blend.

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    Last time I was there, there was a sign out with a description of the beans used. If its not there any more, just ask Ben & Blane.

    They do a great job.

    Quote Originally Posted by 437A7C7D7676614C417C7260677661130 link=1259919269/4#4 date=1260422128
    Quote Originally Posted by 39223D2A27737A4B0 link=1259919269/3#3 date=1260246537
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    I really liked this one! Hope they dont change it any time soon.
    Me too, seeing as I roast it.
    Was wondering if youd mention that Jase ;D

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    Ok cool... reason i didnt ask is most of the big roasters here in Brisbane seem to be very secretive about what they put in their blends! Ive asked several of them and been told its a "secret". *:D *Fair enough since its their business. Veneziano, Campos and Di Bella (three of the best in my opinion) all keep their blends a secret as far as i know. Interesting eh.

    One that advertises their recipe openly is Caffeine Espresso... their signature blend "Krank" has Yirg and a few other great origins in there.

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    Quote Originally Posted by 465D4255580C05340 link=1259919269/7#7 date=1260443179
    Ok cool... reason i didnt ask is most of the big roasters here in Brisbane seem to be very secretive about what they put in their blends! Ive asked several of them and been told its a "secret". *:D *Fair enough since its their business. Veneziano, Campos and Di Bella (three of the best in my opinion) all keep their blends a secret as far as i know. Interesting eh.

    One that advertises their recipe openly is Caffeine Espresso... their signature blend "Krank" has Yirg and a few other great origins in there.
    Yeah we are pretty open book. Funny you mention Caffeine as they are our client as well. I really like the new Caffeine labels (I should as we designed them), detailed blend recipe and cupping notes. No secrets there.

    I cant tell you what is in the One Drop Blend (exclusivity agreement) but they advertise it in more than one place in the shop. Ben and Blaine do that blend some serious justice, we setup the FB70 to their specs as well.

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    onedrop is great.

    side note - veneziano has the beans in the blend listed on the bag.

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    Had some good food and great coffee at One Drop.
    The blueberry finish of the house blend was memorable, guest coffee was great and they offer cold drip and possibly even chemex.
    A must visit in Brisbane.

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    At first glance (and a cursory one at that) its just another espresso bar in the foyer of some building. On a closer look however, the guys are very passionate about their work, and it shows in each and every cup even when theyre under the pump. Its still rare to see specialty coffee places that maintain a very high standard while busy, but One Drop certainly has that down.

    Im very happy to drink coffee there and count it as another one of my must-go-to places. But unfortunately parking, even for the little scooter that I own is fairly difficult. Thus its consigned special occasions when I really want to have some great freakin coffee and actually have the time outside of my studies to make the trip.

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    Been to one drop a couple of times now - picked up both the house blends and single origin specials. Both are great recommend going become my regular for the week - Zambia and Columbias recently ...see whats on the menu this week.

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    Where about in the valley are they.... in relation to china town as thats the only place in the valley i go ;)

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    St Pauls Terrace ! half way down wickham St then up to St.Pauls terrace - if your in the valley you have Campos too. ;D

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    In the foyer of the Cardino building
    515 St Pauls Tce
    accross from the Jubilee Hotel.
    Parking is a pain, but worth it.

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    Early in 2010 when I was just getting into coffee I tried these guys out and was disappointed to receive a latte that was fairly bitter. Had pretty much crossed them off my list until I saw the Wolffmeister bantering with them on their facebook page.
    I figured they were worth another shot... Thankfully when I visited again recently the espresso was great! Definitely making the trip again!
    Does anyone know if anything had changed over that time period (or if I just got them at a bad time)?

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    How recently did you visit?
    They change things as necessary but your palate has probably improved also. So this brings me to the question
    Quote Originally Posted by 222D3524353035540 link=1259919269/16#16 date=1294766465
    fairly bitter
    , bitter or acid?

    They were using a blend that highlighted berries, being an acid taste.

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    The recent visit was just last week, the previous visit was months ago, around the start of 2010.
    It definitely was bitterness, I have been tasting wine and spirits for a while so I was pretty sure of the flavours at the time. Could have been an accidental over-extraction, perhaps.

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    Re: One Drop - Brisbane, Valley

    And now One Drop have a shinny new machine.
    Worth checking out the FB80 in the bench



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