The Search

May 13, 2007

I’ve the next two days off. At the moment I’m at Kate’s school after dropping her at work and will soon head over to Eastwood for a coffee from Centro and a crossiant from the Korean bakery near Franklins. I just read a coffee related post from Guthers here and have been further inspired – I’ve been thinking about trying to find a decent coffee in Parramatta (the closest hub of civilisation to the Toose Hoose). I think it might require some cash and a bit of time with the intention of making a coffee crawl through Parra CBD. I thought I’d start by letting my fingers do the walking and call a few cafes asking the following and collating the answers:

Are you serious about coffee?
How many coffees does your cafe do in a day?
What coffee?
What machine?

Any other questions I should ask? Any ideas on which cafes to hit first?

Coffee Roaster

April 4, 2007

I’ve just arrived home from night shift (the first of four) but had to post this. It was the last shift for one of the girls (Mel – who’s hurt her back and has to change jobs to rest it) so the night staff went out for breakfast in Crows Nest at a little place called Crow Zone Cafe.

I had to order a decaf flat white or I wouldn’t have a chance of going to sleep. It wasn’t a great coffee but they had their very own mini coffee roaster sitting on the bench next to the machine. They had it going most of the time which was pretty noisy and made that burnt, bitter smell of roasting green beans in the cafe even though it had it’s own chimney? It was still pretty cool!