Discover local, national and international coffee varieties
The cafes of Melbourne’s CBD sure do know how to source and roast top-quality beans. Many import coffee from around the world, while some choose to stay local and take advantage of the city’s selection of micro coffee-roasting companies. Australia has a thriving small coffee bean industry, and it’s believed to be one of the most natural, pesticide-free coffee industries in the world. Workers in the CBD visit Melbourne’s cafes on a daily basis, and their brewing method of choice is often espresso. Following in the footsteps of their Italian forebears, cafes in Melbourne’s CBD rarely make coffee with percolators or drip-filters - but milk and hot water are often added to make popular drinks like cappuccinos, flat whites and long blacks. Whatever sort of coffee you go for, the Australian government has even given its backing to a barista-specific qualification as part of its hospitality training schemes - so you’re likely going to be served by an expert!