Since 1961, Cisco Coffee has grown from a small retail store in St. Kilda, Victoria (Australia) to a wholesaler supplying over 150 outlets. With over 50 years experience in the Melbourne coffee scene, the team has seen the coffee culture in Australia change dramatically. Coffee didn’t enter the mainstream until the late 1950s and early 1960s, with the influx of Italian migrants and development of Melbourne’s cosmopolitan café society. During the 1970s coffee culture gained prominence and by the 1990s was a deep-rooted part of the Melbourne psyche. Coffee in Melbourne is not slowing down. Café culture continues to gain pace with consumers becoming more educated and experimental when it comes to coffee beans, types of coffee and brewing methods.
We’ve come a long way since the introduction of espresso! Now it’s not just about knowing the difference between a latte and a flat white, it’s about leaping into the world of siphon and pour-overs! This new wave of coffee drinking has seen more nuanced coffee choices and has seen the Cisco Coffee team discussing everything with their clientele from the variety of bean, estate name and the sustainability of coffee beans.
Cisco Coffee has noticed the increase in customers visiting their store or buying beans online for home brewing methods that were once alternative but are now mainstream.
Here’s a quick cheat sheet:
Siphon: The siphon works like a vacuum. Water is heated in the bottom chamber then drawn through the ground coffee in the section above. This is a clean and delicate way to drink coffee. Milk can be added but it tastes best black.
Cold-drip: The cold drip device has three glass chambers. Filtered water drips slowly onto coffee grounds in the middle chamber which then filters into the bottom. Popular in warm weather and perfect served over ice.
Aeropress: This device uses a plunging mechanism to push hot water through ground coffee beans. The difference between this and a conventional plunger (or French press) is the paper filter which removes fine particles.
From 1961, Cisco Coffee has seen it all. Known for its fresh produce, all coffee beans are dispatched within 48 hours of roasting to ensure the highest quality. Pop in store or check them out online, http://www.ciscoscoffee.com.au/vmchk/Coffee/Coffee.html?mc=1
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