Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By warmtone

Thread: Best shots in the CBD?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    558

    Best shots in the CBD?

    Any thoughts on the best espresso in the CBD? Just espresso and maybe long black, no milk.

    Of course in theory the better cafes should be the same for shots as for milk drinks, but often I'm left uninspired by their shots even when their lattes are half way decent, such is the forgiveness of well steamed milk.

    The reason I ask is that lately I've been reducing my milk intake, purely for calorie control.

    I'll kick off by nominating Cup of Truth as being the only place I go to regularly that can pull awesome shots as well as great milk drinks, but of course there must be some others in the CBD?

    Also, are there any good lever cafes in the CBD? Journal have a lever but the coffee there isn't to my taste.

    Cheers
    Jonathon

  2. #2
    Coffee Nut fg1972's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    432
    I'm yet to find one that is consistent.
    I've had a couple of good ones at Toby's estate but in saying that the last time not so good as I received a 15ml ristretto when asking for an espresso.
    Still to try C of T though.
    Sadly for real espresso drinkers, just about all the focus is on milk drinks, ie; art, texture and fancy names, so a good old espresso can be difficult to come by.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    558
    Quote Originally Posted by fg1972 View Post
    I'm yet to find one that is consistent.
    I've had a couple of good ones at Toby's estate but in saying that the last time not so good as I received a 15ml ristretto when asking for an espresso.
    Still to try C of T though.
    Sadly for real espresso drinkers, just about all the focus is on milk drinks, ie; art, texture and fancy names, so a good old espresso can be difficult to come by.
    At cup of truth, Courtney (the big guy) pulls exceptional shots. The rest of his team are good, well above average, but Courtney seems to really get the best from his Synesso with complex, balanced shots that make your day.

  4. #4
    Senior Member javabeen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    495
    65 degrees I've found to always be good for an espresso. Multiple grinders with different SOs and baristas that can pull great shots.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    7
    Cup of Truth and Brother Baba Budan pull a good shot.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    62
    Quote Originally Posted by Has-Bean View Post
    Cup of Truth and Brother Baba Budan pull a good shot.
    I’ll second Brother Budan - my pick for consistent quality
    Baron_de_Rosny likes this.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Maddingley
    Posts
    159
    Decoy are pretty good, they roast their own and have different bean options.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •