Coffee was really nice. Not super strong if you like that but good flavor. Not much aroma though interestingly. Atmosphere was quiet, no doubt due to COVID. I’m sure it’s usually got a better vibe. The service though! Girl behind the counter looked like I was disturbing her day ordering a coffee. Cafes run on service and coffee. One is ok, but you’ll never be great without both
Reviews of Cartel Coffee Roasters
Too hot, like scald you’re mouth hot, and way too weak of a coffee. Absolutely no where near as good as the coffee a few years ago here. Some beautiful coffees on the shelf though, although a tad over priced. Eg.. $40 for a 250g packet of Gesha - could get elsewhere for half the price.
Cartel Coffee Roasters
7 months ago
Rolley, We are sorry you did not enjoy your G1 Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Terekech natural process , These coffees are so delicate and tea like with zero defects actually they are flawless with a cup score of 89, as you know very few companies have this range of fine coffees, so with little experience drinking G1 these coffees can come across as weak though with experience drinking these fine coffees you start to understand these unique suttle flavors even with milk. We hope you come back again and when choosing your coffees at a real speciality try and ask for something with a little more body and fuller flavors of chocolate ( maybe a washed coffee ) , I think that’s the profile you would prefer and are looking for with your milk. In regards to the Gesha the price is actually $50 for 200g and as you know having a fine Gesha today is getting expensive and these coffees are rare and this particular one is $180kg so its hard to do what others do elsewhere and charge you $25 ( sorry ) As for our coffee range its pretty healthy with over 20 high scoring coffees on our coffee menu. We would love for you try come in and try some of them :-) Have a wonderful 2020
Coffee a bit weak, too hot and lacked body but jaffle was great and it’s a friendly place. I was asked how coffee was when I paid & I told her so she shaved 50c off. I always hope they’ll ask how coffee is before the end so they can make another one or not let any coffee leave the machine that isn’t 100%. I have one coffee a day, I research where to go and I was disappointed as it’s a morning ritual I love!
Would not recommend. Almond milk latte was $6, normal latte was $5 and both coffee’s had burnt milk. If you’re going to charge that much for coffee get a decent barista to brew it. We also had a slice of carrot cake which tasted like it had been sitting there for a week. We won’t be back here again.
My first time trying a coffee from Yirgacheffe. I have always been fascinated with coffee and this was the first time to taste a range of coffees similar to that of wine. Highly recomended coffee. Thank you and looking forward to visiting your new location in Melbourne.