Melbourne is famous for many things, but we also take pride in our unique coffee culture. One prominent and world-famous coffee shop has even attempted to expand here in the land down under but has failed to succeed, thus proving a testament to acknowledge and value our unique tastes.
Here are just a few reasons why we Aussies have one of the best coffee cultures around the world.
Melbourne has one of the best coffees in the world
We don’t brag without good reason. Over the years, Melbourne has been voted multiple times for having one of the best coffees ever, beating hundreds of countries in the list. According to a CNN report, World Barista Champion Pete Licata expresses that “It’s nearly impossible to find a bad cup of coffee in Melbourne.”
Immigrants shaped Australian coffee culture
Before coffee became a national favourite, rum and tea were Australia’s go-to beverages in the 1920s. It wasn’t until the Russian and Italian immigrants came into the scene that the way for a full-fledged coffee scene would be paved.
Coffee breaks are common here
Did you know that we Australians love coffee so much that coffee is a well-established morning staple? Indeed, Nespresso recently conducted a study with Galaxy Research in 2017 and revealed that 81% of Australians communicate better once they’ve had their cup of coffee.
We rank 42nd as coffee lovers
Australia consumes 3kg of coffee per capita, placing them 42nd in the world’s list of coffee lovers. Despite its humble beginnings, the coffee scene didn’t really explode in mainstream Australia until the 1980s. The usual chain-style coffee shops that were popularised in America weren’t present since most Aussies experienced the beauty of independently owned cafes, which have their own distinct flair from the menu up to its interiors.
Australia’s go-to drink is a cappuccino or flat white
Compared to the average coffee drinker, Aussies have a certain taste for their coffee. Most people prefer using milk instead of water, but many are also quite particular in how they want their coffee made. Some accounts say Australians give specific instructions when ordering their coffee based on the temperature, number of espresso shots and other add-ons.
That’s quite a ride, isn’t it? Now grab a cup at T&M Cafe here at Shop 1 or at Michels Patiserrie at Gladstone Park Shopping Centre. Gladstone Park is a premier Melbourne-based shopping centre that houses many establishments and businesses to suit everyone’s need.
For enquiries and more, you can contact T&M Cafe at 9330 3356. You can also get in touch with GPSC by clicking here.