I’m in Brisbane for 4 days on a training course, and away from my usual source of coffee. Usually when I’m on these kinds of training courses in a capital city it takes a few days of trying a number of coffee outlets before finding a decent coffee. Where my course is (Adelaide St) there are plenty of choices – just on one block (both sides of the street) I counted at least 12 different places where I could purchase coffee.
The first coffee outlet I tried wasn’t bad, but neither was it great – the taste was a bit bland, the milk foam was bit unsubstantial, and the milk temperature was definitely too hot. The second place I tried has been excellent – Overton’s coffee on the corner of Adelaide St and Wharf St. I’ve had 5 cappuccinos from there now and they’ve all been consistently good – long lasting flavour, excellently textured milk foam, and at the right temperature.
One day and 2 coffees to go in Brisbane.