I like having multiple loved coffee shops all over Sydney. I already have favourites in the City (Velluto Nero and Supreme Grind) and in Parramatta too (The Coffee Emporium and Danes [aka Espresso Bar 101]). And since moving to Normanhurst, I’ve discovered the glorious cluster of coffee spots in Wahroonga village – 3 separate cafes selling Danes, Campos and Toby’s Estate coffee all within 10m of each other!
And then I was reading a coffee magazine at the aforementioned Danes in Parramatta on Monday, and they talked about the best coffee in Sydney being at Mecca Espresso. I found this interesting – I still maintain that the best coffee I’ve tasted comes from Velluto Nero. But their description of the cafe had me very interested – they’re very “experimental” with both their coffee beans coming from many regions in the world, and even their brewing methods.
I tried just a standard latte from them – nothing “experimental” – and I liked what I tasted. Similar to Velluto Nero as far as the intensity goes – very, very rich and strong, and yet not the slightest hint of bitterness. A very well made coffee; not even thinking about the beans they used. And the taste was nice… it had an almost citrusy flavour to it!
I love coffee.