Continuing my coffee mission…
Name: Cosmopolitan Cafe
Location: Adelaide St across from Next Byte or up the road a bit.
Purchase time: 8.50am
Barista: Tall bald guy
There were people out the door lining up. Every seat was taken inside. There was a good reason. The guy at the machine was a bloody genius. The coffee was good – damn good. It had the smoothness of Cube and Sugar N Spice but didn’t suffer from their temperature issues. This coffee was the finest I’ve had during my experiments. The milk was perfect, the flavour was there and the cup wasn’t polystyrene. I enjoyed every last drop and even stuck my fingers around the cup to lick off every bit of foam left at the end. Just to prove that it wasn’t a fluke I went back at lunchtime and got another. It was just as good. The guy was nothing if not consistent. It was pretty obvious this store cared about it’s coffee as they had pages that told you how to make good filtered coffee at home and how to taste it. They use their own special blend of DiBella coffee and their bean jar is only $10. I’m going to get some when I run out of the stuff I use at home. I don’t know why this end of Adelaide St is approximately 50 cents cheaper per coffee than the Treasury Casino end, but I’m getting ripped off up there!
Verdict: I’m not sure if I should go on searching as this store, coffee and barista are perfection.