Perk up at Blue Sky Coffee’s new Woolloongabba roastery and espresso bar
In March, locals of the inner south woke up to a bright new day – one that boasted blue skies, good temperatures and the aroma of delicious coffee. Blue Sky Coffee picked up sticks and moved its roaster from Newstead to the heart of Woolloongabba, where beans are prepared, packaged and distributed to fans across town (and beyond). If you like to get your coffee straight from the source, Blue Sky Coffee also installed a sharp new espresso bar, pouring a range of specialty blends to help get you energised for the day ahead.
For many years Newstead locals have been getting their morning fix of the good stuff from Blue Sky Coffee – a boutique roaster that places coffee up there with life’s other important essentials. Recent months saw Newstead undergo a considerable amount of development, which has led to higher rent costs and a severe lack of convenient parking, which led the Blue Sky Team to the decision to seek greener pastures where the roaster could flourish and customers could linger over their brews without fear of the parking inspector. In March Blue Sky Coffee opened its Woolloongabba premises, which combines its sizeable roasting and packaging operation and a warm espresso bar from which patrons can get some of the freshest cups available.
The espresso bar is situated at the front of Blue Sky Coffee’s warehouse home, a few streets removed from Woolloongabba’s major thoroughfares. Specialty coffee is the name of the game, and Blue Sky Coffee plays it well – filter, AeroPress, espresso, and cold-drip coffee selections are available across three to four specialty beans plus a house blend. If you have a sweet tooth, treats and pastries from Crust & Co Artisan Baking are on offer, as well as juices and tea from Harney & Sons for those taking a break from the java. Fans of the brew can purchase packs of beans to take home, but if you like the sound of coffee made fresh on a beautiful lever-press machine, you know where to go.
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