BeanBrewding reviewed John Mills Himself
For the full review and fabulous photos visit http://ift.tt/1sFCFUs John Mills Himself is worth a visit because, although in some respects it’s like a step back in time, you also feel like you’re riding the crest of coffee’s third wave. The exposed brickwork connects you with the past and the understated decor immerses you in a relaxed state to enjoy the now. Baristas Kate, Matthew, Emma, and Brian know regulars by first name. The service is attentive and accommodating to those alone and looking for someone to talk to. You can tell that they are after the perfect pour every time because they weigh every shot. Three grinders are setup for espresso and a fourth for filtered coffee. The rotation in the grinders is constant and at anytime can have Uncle Joe’s, Cup Roastery, Single Guys or Marvell Street Roasters in them. Great to see an ethos of supporting local roasteries. After watching everyone else get a sample of the Cup Guatemalan Santa Clara, it was my turn. The short black was crisp, really enjoyable. One cool thing you may want to look out for is the filtered espresso. They grind a filter roasted bean, place a V60 underneath the espresso machine group head and pour! This method filters residual grounds and cleans up your brew. It was time to try some filtered coffee. It’s very rare to refuse Uncle Joe’s, Single Guys and Cup coffee but there was a mysterious fourth bag with 8-bit written on it. 8-bit is the creation of Daniel Rechlen, a quite obsessed and mysterious underground roaster. These were an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Tchembe. I opened the bag and the aroma immediately made me want to eat the beans, what a hit of tropical fruits. Drinking it was a real treat, such refined high quality coffee roasted to perfection. John Mills Himself in Brisbane’s CBD offers super coffee, innovation and dedication.