I’ve had Peak’s main coffee around town at a few places and it’s pretty good but often been let down by those making the coffee itself - one exception was yesterday at the Kew Corner Store which was just right. Coming to their roastery though was a whole other level - coffee flights, knowledgeable staff, great selection of single Os, including some particularly special Indian honey processed coffee. Nice inside and do what they can in this industrial setting outside, but uncomfortable though. Overall 😊
Hands down, the best coffee in Port Macquarie. Great, friendly staff who are genuinely passionate about the coffee that they make and the process of finding the right beans, experimenting with roasting techniques to create the perfect flavour profile. 'Methods create Madness' was by far one of my favourite blends, they don't always have this though, but it won an award for the Golden Bean comp. Kenny, the barista is also always a delight and is amazing at not over-extracting the coffee and creating the perfect amount of froth in the milk.
Sort of blew my mind the offering of beans at this place.. Although a relatively small place, they have an insane selection of single origins mostly coming from direct trade which is impressive and admirable! This is on top of a few blends, one of which is a silver medal winner (roasting is all done themselves, on-site). Super friendly staff who knew loads about their coffee from the farmers through to perfect brewing techniques. AND, the best cold brew (cold drip) I have ever tasted, in all honesty. No use describing it except to urge you to go in and try it for yourself. Lots of equipment for sale, many many beans, and a cool atmosphere...what else? I tried a Rwanda through the Chemex, the cold drip two different ways, and another pour-over from Honduras or Peru which I forget due to being too excited
Coffees were great being full of flavour with a touch of bitterness. Milk was well shaped and integrated into the shot. Ambiance was industrial as the location was in the Industrial Area of Port. Beans were roasted on site and this added to the experience. Service was fast and efficient
I've been a customer of Peak for the past 6 months and have always been impressed by both their service and coffee. After living in Surry Hills/Redfern and being spoilt for choice, I was pleasantly surprised when I found such an innovative cafe/roastery in Port Macquarie. Ken and Cameron are both charming baristas with lots of passion. You could never ask for a more knowledgeable roaster than the Ainsley the mad scientist, or a lovelier owner than Christine. Every time I visit peak they seem to have a new coffee origin (and they regularly visit the plantations), a new brewing method or tasty treat to go with your coffee. Keep up the good work!
I'm finally reviewing Peak, a cafe which I have been coming to regularly since moving to Port Macquarie this year. The team at Peak; Ainsley, Ken, Steve, Christine and Sean, not only make perfect espressos, they have outstanding customer service. Even though Peak is not always the closest coffee shop to me, I will eagerly travel across town most weekdays. It is always a pleasure bumping in to Christine or buying one of her sons freshly baked bagels. For myself and the other medical students up at the local hospital, Peak is a place to relax and recharge (with seriously good coffee in hand). Thank you for making us feel so welcome
I brought my parents to Peak Coffee after they came down from Queensland. My mother (who loves her coffee) loved the flat white Daily Ritual coffee she had here. She bought the Black Betty beans and has been constantly asking me to send more up to her, saying they are the best beans she has had in her morning long blacks. I myself am a regular customer here and can honestly say I have never been disappointed. All staff are extremely kind (particularly Ken and Ainsley!) and make some of the best coffees I have had in a long time. They are extremely knowledgeable regarding anything to do with coffee. Well worth the visit!!
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