Well, San Francisco has Sightglass and Blue Bottle and a few other hot little places to grab a great brew. But Melbourne has this:
On the occasion of the World Barista Championships and World Brewers Cup being hosted in Melbourne, Broadsheet has created this map of the city’s top specialty coffee for you to explore and enjoy. The spirit of these competitions is what we think coffee in Melbourne is all about: creativity, the pursuit of excellence and a constant exploration of the potential.
Specialty coffee is by no means a rare find in Melbourne, but rather, is increasingly becoming the standard offering across the city. From narrow city spaces to converted corner milk bars – if there’s life, there’s a barista waiting to take your order.
Cafe culture is an intrinsic part of our day-to-day life in Melbourne. We happily make that detour to our favourite cafe every morning, we meet friends for coffee, and we’ll even wait in a long line for a table at that new place.From May 23 to 26, 2013, Melbourne will host the world’s top coffee professionals as they compete for the title of World Barista Champion. It offers Melbourne an opportunity to demonstrate that, as a city, we are producing a wide variety and volume of coffee on an international scale; at a quality that is truly world-class.