We had shade grown rainforest blend, strong flat white 3/4 milk and it was amazing... Master roaster bun himself made us e coffee... I was shocked at the number of people there at what is just a warehouse frontage for a wholesaler but we soon understood why...amazing...the colourful packaging display makes it awesome...
The retail shop is not in Byron town, so if you are driving in or out do yourself a favour and look for the Arts and Industrial estate. Take the turn-off and in the first set of industrial sheds is Bun – look for the big blue roller door – you’ll be glad you did! Bun supply many coffee shops in Byron and some interesting places including Brumby’s and the Community Centre to name a few. Bun source beans from local farmers and from across the planet. They roast on site with one roaster at the back of the warehouse next to the retail outlet. The retail shop offers indoor and outdoor seating options to enjoy your brew. We tried the Organic blend, their most popular bean that is certified both organic and fair trade. We had our flat whites served in cardboard bio cups. The coffee had a full body from start to finish and combined with the milk to give a velvety texture. Just when I thought there was going to be a bitter after taste that would send me running for the water, it smoothed out and left a mellow taste on the palette. It is a coffee that grows on you and we could have had another but alas Brisbane beckoned. Inside the retail shop there is a row of little grinders, where most of the range is available to sample including single origins up to the darkest roasted Espresso #2 blend. If you are expecting or wanting a funky Byron cafe experience and crockery cups, then the industrial setting might not suit you – there are better options in town. If you are keen to get a sense of the company behind the brand then make the effort to drop in. http://beanbrewding.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/byron-coffee-special-bun-coffee/
I am happy to report that my first espresso at Bun did not meet my expectations as it was their organic blend which is served in the shop at Banksia Drive. Went to Dip cafe and had Bun Rainforest blend. It was exceptional. We bought a bag of beans to take home and enjoyed our espresso this morning very much. Seek out your favourite blend at Bun Coffee. Once found you can stay supplied by ordering online if you aren't lucky enough to live in the Byron Bay region.
Found Bun Coffee in the Byron Bay Arts and Industry Estate. The aroma wafting out of this small shop were amazing. The espresso my husband and I had was rich, full bodied and syrupy but once again like so many other coffee places it was bitter. I'm not sure if it was the type of roast or the extraction. They specialise in rainforest alliance, fair trade, organic and local Byron Bay beans. I expected a smooth rich espresso but left disappointed.
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