Espresso nook Commodity opens in Fortitude Valley
Three short weeks ago, Margit Rust wheeled a coffee machine behind a black, non-descript garage door in Fortitude Valley, leaving only a sneaky ‘c’ tagged on the sidewall visible.
And if you were to walk past 66 McLachlan Street outside of Commodity’s Monday to Saturday 7:00 am to 2:00 pm trading hours, you may well think we’ve dreamt up this espresso mirage.
Expanding Brisbane’s repertoire of specialty coffee ventures, Commodity’s house blend is a 50/50 Fifth Battery creation of half Guatemalan, half Papua New Guinean beans, with a round, smooth finish rather than the bitterness that often accompanies a darker-roasted blend.
Coming from a line of coffee roasters in Hamburg, it was only a matter of time before Margit took her passion for making coffee (and slight addiction), packed up her scientific equipment for the last time, and commenced her nine-year stint in the coffee industry, culminating in Commodity’s opening.
Positioned next to OBJX, the design has been kept simple, with outdoor furniture from OBJX, a stack of independent magazines in a wooden crate, and a touch of rusticity in the recycled coffee bean sacks.
Milk is sourced from Maleny Dairies and the delicious-looking selection of biscuits and pastries will soon expand into a developed menu. Keep an eye out for additional specialty blends sourced from coffee gurus Market Lane in Melbourne.
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