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Had the time to sit down for coffee today so I rode out to Axil in Hawthorn for the afternoon. Started with a strong flat white on the reasonable which was rich and beautifully made. The lingering finish left me wanting another. Decided instead to try the Ethiopian single origin as an espresso. The tasting notes said "Black Cherry, Orange Rind & Cocoa". The first smell reminded me straight away of a Christmas cake with the cocoa coming through on the first taste. There is a reason these guys have been consistently up with Melbourne's best.
I met a friend here for a quick coffee before work today, and ir was a warm refuge from the crisp morning air. Staff were wonderful, and had our batch brew brought out to us promptly. I was in luck- it was a natural Aricha. A delightful mix of floral and fruit tones.
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