Back for another visit to Monk's. Probably our favourite coffee in Australia. They have stuck to their own thing as far as coffee roasting and preparation. Everybody else does a lot of science, measuring everything- at Monk's it's much more visceral with judgement and experience being the key. It sets them apart from the rest of the crowd.
Excellence in coffee. Tried two of the 4 single origins on offer: a beautiful Ethiopian long black followed by a super-rich and smooth Guatemalan (natural process). This is a top 10 cafe in Melbourne, no doubt. (Can't understand what algorithm Beanhunter would use to put Monk at #25 for 2016.)
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