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The round-up: where to get locally roasted specialty coffee beans for at-home sipping
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The round-up: where to get locally roasted specialty coffee beans for at-home sipping

It's safe to say that recent happenings have thrown our schedules into disarray. Our routines have been cast aside and now we're having trouble keeping track of what day it is. There are few things keeping us sane and one of them is coffee. While we still try and pop out to nab a cup from our local when we can, we're also really coming to love brewing fresh batches at home. Plenty of local specialty coffee outfits have an excess beans (available online or in person) for those eager to top up their social-distance supply. Here's a hit-list of places to stock up if you're running low ... more

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Fresh scoop – specialty coffee and artisanal gelato joint Allora Black opens in Newmarket
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Fresh scoop – specialty coffee and artisanal gelato joint Allora Black opens in Newmarket

When it comes to specialised areas of food and drink, gelato and coffee are wildly different (and labour intensive) streams. Rarely do the two meet, and if they do, it's not uncommon to see one foregrounded more than the other. Allora Black at Newmarket Village is perhaps the first spot in Brisbane to harmoniously unify artisanal gelato and specialty coffee, creating a fashionably minimalist dispensary of creamy dessert and artfully brewed caffeine. more

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Told You So | Brisbane's best coffee spots | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for coffee as voted by you

We're approaching the end of the year, which means energy levels are understandably running a little bit low. We need a bit of help getting our head into the game for the final stretch, so a strong caffeine hit is just what we need. Thankfully Brisbane’s got no shortage of exceptional coffee joints to choose from. This year’s EAT/drink Awards saw thousands of our valued readers submit their choice for Brisbane’s best, and we got some incredible selections. If you’re nodding off more often at work or simply enjoy a perfectly poured brew, we’ve assembled the top ten vote getters for Brisbane’s best coffee spot. more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on New Year's Day
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on New Year’s Day

In the blink of an eye, we're at the end of the year. It seems like it was yesterday we entered 2019 bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and now we stand at the precipice of a new decade, perhaps a bit weary, but wiser none the less. Whether you're thinking of capping of 2019 with a rager (go you good thing), or are keen to get an early night's sleep (and a refreshed start for 2020), you'll still need sustenance on New Year's Day. We've compiled a list of spots trading on the first day of 2020, so be sure to make your first 2020 meal a good one – it'll set the tone for the rest of the year! more

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The round-up: what's open on Christmas Day
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The round-up: what’s open on Christmas Day

Santa's come, delivered his gifts and moved on, which means only one thing – it's Christmas Day! Today is all about family, friends and festive feasting, but let's not kid ourselves – it's a big day. There's no shame in admitting you need a pick-me-up to get into the Christmas spirit, which is why we've put together this handy list of spots serving coffee (and also a little bit more) around town. Merry Christmas, from us to you! more


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Ditch your old pantry brew for Coffee Supreme's high-end instant alternative
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Ditch your old pantry brew for Coffee Supreme’s high-end instant alternative

What is the best coffee when you can’t have the best coffee? We can all relate to those instances when you’re caught needing a caffeine fix but can’t access a barista brew. The bitter instant coffee that has been sitting in the pantry for a year isn’t all that appealing, but it’s your only option. Stress no more – the supplier behind our favourite brews around Brisbane such as Nodo, Scout and Reverends Fine Coffee are changing the game. Coffee Supreme is launching a high-end instant coffee, so you can get a little taste of the boutique roaster’s goods (but not as you know it) from wherever you are. more

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Perk up at wholesome neighbourhood cafe Ground New Farm
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Perk up at wholesome neighbourhood cafe Ground New Farm

A wise old theme song once sang a very real truth – sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. That welcoming community vibe is exactly what you'll find at new suburban coffee shop Ground New Farm. Not just that, there's also darn good coffee, delectable grab-and-go delights and clean treats to sate your sweet cravings. more

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Sip coffee for a good cause at Orange Sky Laundry's new coffee cart
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Sip coffee for a good cause at Orange Sky Laundry’s new coffee cart

For many of us coffee is an everyday essential that we often take for granted, along with clean clothes, showers, and a safe place to sleep at night. For Brisbane's homeless, these 'essentials' don't come by quite so easily. Since 2014, Orange Sky Laundry has been working hard to reconnect homeless Australians with the greater community, providing a free mobile laundry service and platform for conversations. As of this week, you can help this mission each day, just by grabbing a cup of joe. more

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Take in a comprehensive java experience with Merlo's Coffee 3 Ways
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Take in a comprehensive java experience with Merlo’s Coffee 3 Ways

Sick of your local coffee joint burning the brew? Me too, buddy. Me too. Thankfully, one of Australia’s coffee juggernauts is showing us how a good cup of Joe should be brewed, with what is being described as a high coffee experience. From November, Merlo’s Coffee 3 Ways is offering everyone the chance to try a bean brewed using three different methods. more