They know how to make coffee here. I ordered a macchiato and they delivered with a shot and a spoon of foam. Coffee was smooth with no bitter or burnt flavour. Only negative on the service was because the poor guy taking the orders didn’t know what a macchiato was. I would come back.
I have always had an amazing experience at Bench. The coffee is consistently phenomenal. Ling Shen takes great pride in making sure the coffees that he makes are of the highest quality or he throws it out and starts again. I notice things that he does that a very very many other cafes don't do like... ...weigh the coffee so that there's a consistent amount of coffee being brewed that prevents over or under brewing which leads to bitterness or sourness respectively... ...time the brewing process with a timer to each station to a tight 3 seconds (FYI most good coffee places use about 7s and many other places don't time their brews at all) so that the coffee remains in that perfect sweet spot... ...he gets in at least 45 mins every day to taste the coffee every morning and make small tweaks to make sure that the coffee blend is fully optimized up to his expectations... He uses ACTUAL Belgium Chocolate to make his Mochas and Hot Chocolates. Now I've not known any other place that uses REAL Belgium Chocolate. I was so surprised when I first tasted my first Mocha here expecting it to be the regular unexciting Mocha experience to find that rich REAL high quality chocolatey taste inside. This place is DEFINITELY one of Perth's Best. I was very surprised to read some of the other reviews. As far as I've been coming here, I've never noticed any of the things that they have mentioned... maybe they were run differently back then? Highly Recommended for even the pickiest of coffee snobs.
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