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The Quest

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Looks like my coffee addiction has returned. I think I picked it up while thesising last year, but after the glorious condensed-milk coffees I downed like water in Vietnam, nothing else was palatable. While it’s not fair to judge countries like Cambodia on their lack of coffee-brewing and growing prowess considering they still haven’t properly recovered from the 20th century’s other genocide, I just took that as an opportunity to be healthy and try to kick the dirty habit.

I’d been drinking various white, red and green teas for a while after I got back, but really needed something stronger and tried to be satisfied with Clipper organic Indian Chai. ‘Tis delicious and warming and soothing, but I dunno. I was still falling asleep.

So, despite knowing that coffee is bad for you, and that none of the CBD places seem to use fair trade beans, I kept sneaking into Rosso Espresso on my way up from the SCt carpark to grab a skinny mocha with two on the way to work.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. So freaking good. There is a line out the door and onto the footpath every morning at that place, even when it is raining, for a REASON.

Best. Coffee. In. Perth.

Or is it?

I decided that I should shop around to see if I could find better since they’re not fair trade (yes, I’m a hippy), kinda pricey, and yeah, the fricking line.

This survey is extremely under-researched, just saying what I happen to see in relation to everything but what the mocha tastes like.


This morning’s sample was from jango in King Street. They sell fair trade chocolate and all their food packaging is recycled-looking cardboard or recyclable plastic, and they have cool juices and drinks and stuff, and they take EFTPOS, but the mocha? Bah-bow. (Think Bert’s Family Feud, here, people. Survey’s not happy.) Bitter, totally not sweet enough, and the large is way too small.


Written by Sunili

9 May 2008 at 8:45 am

Posted in domestic ungoddessness, Perth

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  1. […] may have a winner, folks Posted 14 May 2008 It’s always handy when one’s search doesn’t last too […]

  2. I know you seem to be based around the CBD but get up to West perth if you get the chance and try the Mocha at Epic Espresso on the just down Outram from the corner with Hay Street (Red Cat stops on Hay Street about 100 metres short – handy!)

    They make their hot chocolate with a belgian corveture and the espresso shot folded in.

    Amazing stuff!


    15 May 2008 at 2:59 pm

  3. Nili, stimulatte in Subiaco. I know you and your beverage diltuing chocolate ways might not go for this, but they make my classic long mac (two shots of coffee and a dash of milk) to perfection. And their barista is reasonably funny. And hates soy. Plus, their brekkie wraps are my new favourite breakfast. Even more so than pancakes.


    22 May 2008 at 8:47 pm

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