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    Central District

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    So Im visiting SA for a couple of weeks, and went to Hahndorf yesterday. I stopped at the "best coffee in Hahndorf" for lunch and a coffee, it was better than average, but room for improvement! At least they got the milk & froth right on the cap, most places nowadays are sloppy or frothless.

    Anyhoo, on turning around in a side street I ran into (figuratively) a roaster called Just Coffee! In the back of his shop was a fine looking roaster, and a couple of demo espresso machines. We had a brief chat about origins and I purchased 200g of his blend. It all looked well stored - heat sealed and dated, etc.

    I havent tried it yet since it was roasted on 13th and he recommended at least the 17th before starting. I have my Skerton and a plunger so well see :)

    Also went to the zoo today. They dont sell coffee, they sell hot water with a spot of milk with sloppy froth on top :-?

    Also planning on a visit to Coffee Craft. Ive passed it a couple of times on the way to the airport.

    Nice weather too :)

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    Re: Central Markets

    Went to the Central Markets today - theres a cafe there called Big Table. *The barista was making coffees and I saw him do a nice rosetta. *I said "nice job, can you do a double?" to which he replied "I can do a triple!" *I didnt get to see it though, maybe I have to be a regular for that ::) *He even took the time to do art in the takeaways that have lids on. *Tasted good too. *I didnt catch his name though.

    Almost time to open the new roast I got from Just Coffee... :)

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    Re: Central District

    Went to a few more places - an italian restaurant La Trattoria in King William St which makes reasonable coffee. Cibo at the airport was a pretty good coffee although it was too milky and that always makes it harder to tell. Cocolat at the airport was also recommended - Ill have to try that on the way out.

    Also the roast from Just Coffee is nice and fresh producing a good brew in the plunger I have.

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    Re: Central District

    Strangely the coffee club at Harbourtown made the best micro foam Ive ever seen. The coffee was passable too.

    I was recommended another place in the city - in Gays Arcade off Adelaide Arcade in the mall, theres a place called Caffe LIncontro, but again I didnt get the chance to try it.

    I finally made it to Coffee Craft, which has a great shop - I recommend you drop in! They have a nice range of gear from stovetops, pressis, plungers & syphons up to Silvias and more! All their advice sounded spot on (from listening in to conversations) and they have a cafe on the side. It was nice to see that their dosers were empty, so they must understand fresh :) I purchased a small plunger with a very fine filter.

    And finally Cocolat had shut down the machine on the way out :( I had a hot chocolate instead.

    Thus ended my tour of Adelaide. When I got home I made a few espressos with my beans from Just Coffee, and I think I just poured my finest coffee yet :) For some reason the steam seems to be working better now... or perhaps its the milk... or the weather...




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