Let’s start at the beginning. Coffee only grows between the tropic of Capricorn and the tropic of Cancer, and the best beans (Arabica) only grow above 3000 feet. Now, although we wouldn’t use anything but Arabica beans, it’s hard to narrow down your favourite coffee beans to one country, or even one region! As taste differs vastly from one place to another, everything from soil type, humidity and rainfall, plays a big part in shaping a beans taste. So we could just use an Indonesian bean for its rich chocolate and syrupy taste but why not mix it with a Guatemalan bean to add a little spice and give a fuller flavour? You can see where we are going with this
Now I know what you thinking – milk! Is there really that much to it? Well, there is. When you are making milk based coffees like Lattes and Cappuccinos, you simply want to make sure they are perfect. Our milk comes from a local farm in Dobcross that deliver daily, ensuring what goes in your drink pretty much comes straight from cow, to cup! That's why we use John Lancashire as he get's it spot on! Lovely fresh milk not only foams much easier for those lovely fluffy Cappuccinos, but also tastes great. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
That’s the person behind the bar making your coffee! As easy as we make it look, a lot more goes into it than you might think. We’re not going to bore you with all the techniques and science behind it (as much as we’d like to!), but all our Baristas are trained intensively, one on one by our head trainer, before they’re allowed to make a drink for you. Even then, he’s constantly looking over their shoulder! Java believes that the care and attention put into our drinks by our Baristas really make a difference to the end product. I’m sure you’ll agree too.
This thick, black liquid, almost caramel in appearance, comes as a single (30ml) or double (60ml). It’s short and intense. A real journey of pure taste, not overshadowed by milk. More for the connoisseurs of coffee. Fresh espresso should have a lovely thick, golden cream, and should be served, and drank whilst still hot to preserve every last drop of flavour.
Tempted by an Espresso but scared that it might be a bit too much for your taste buds? Ease yourself into the dark side with a beautiful macchiato. Comes again as a single or double, but with a few dollops of the lightest, fluffiest milk spooned on top, creating a milk cap. You still get most of that lovely pure espresso flavour, but the milk takes that pure black edge off.
The drink became popular in the Sydney coffee scene about ten years ago among the coffee roasting fraternity and soon spread it's wings around the country. Piccolo is basically a baby latte, as the Italian pronunciation suggests. There are other names for this drink such as the Spanish version, Cataldo or a Mezzo-Mezzo.
In Spanish, as in Portuguese, the word cortado translates to 'cut'. In the case of the coffee, cortado is simply a serving of espresso cut with hot milk. Typically a cortado is served in a small glass with very little, if any, froth. The cortado is popular in Spain, Portugal & many Latin American countries.
There really is a coffee for everybody! This is the most modern drink, and originates from New Zealand. It’s a double espresso served in a 8oz cup with completely flat (no foam) steamed milk poured over. The perfect drink for anyone that finds a latte just slightly too strong, get a Flat White today!
This is our signature drink, hence the name. Served in a small black cup, etched with our logo in gold leaf and served on a black saucer this coffee creates the perfect balance of espresso and microfoamed milk. You could say similar in texture to a flat white, but even more superior in taste.
When the Americans helped out with the war effort during WW2 in Italy, they found the Italian coffee far too strong, so they added hot water to it, to make it weaker like the traditional American drip coffee. Hence, the Americano was born! Hot water topped with a double espresso. Lighter on the palate than a café crème, better for that cup of coffee later on in the day.
The coffee everybody knows, even if you’ve never been into a coffee bar! Another very popular drink with our customers as we serve it how it should be done. A double espresso in a 11oz cup, topped up with lovely fluffy steamed milk that almost sits on top of the espresso. Do you love lattes but find them just a tad on the weaker side?! The cappuccino is your perfect match! Served with or without chocolate to suit your taste.
The latte is our best selling drink. A double espresso in a 11oz cup, topped up with beautiful, velvety, steamed milk with a slight foam top. Get it from one of our professionally trained baristas, and you might even be lucky enough to get the addition of latte art (a picture on the top of your drink), for that extra special touch! Smooth and refreshing.
A popular Spanish coffee drink, often served at breakfast. The proportions should be equal quantities milk and strong coffee. We usually describe it as a build your own latte. You can add as much milk to your coffee as you like.
The classic breakfast tea. We have our own blend of tea however fear not, we know you shouldn't mess with a classic. It's just as good, if not better, than the big brands.
We searched the market and found the most upmarket, premium whole leaf tea we could find in small individual silk pouches. With an array of flavours, 12 infact, there's something for everyone.
You’re probably not a coffee fan, or you’ve had one too many today already but still love your drink to be made perfectly. Made with Italian chocolate powder, velvety steamed milk and topped off with marshmallows and whipped cream, our Hot Chocolates taste as good as they sound. Go on, and pretend it’s your Friday treat every day of the week!
Unleash your indulgent side! Love coffee? Love chocolate? Love knowing what your perfect drink will be? Read on……. Everything you love about the latte, but with a mix of either chocolate fudge syrup. Topped off with whipped cream if you’re feeling really naughty. I can see you licking your lips already!
Again, it's everything you love about the latte, but a drink closer to hot chocolate but with the coffee kick, we can make it with a dollop of Italian chocolate powder mixed in. You can still be naughty and lick those lips with a mountain of whipped cream on the top.
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