My partner and I had a piccolo and short mac both made with the 'Komodo blend' from PNG. Both were the perfect length, temperature and as smooth tasting as promised. I could actually taste the 'smoky undertones' described in the little bio that came with the cup. It's also a delightful place to sit for a coffee, surrounded by delicious deli items and interesting decor.
Reviews of Clandestino Roasters
There's a really great atmosphere in this new addition to Noosa with a great range of single origin coffee which is roasted on site. Coffee is consistently good and the staff are friendly and knowledgable about the products. Well worth a visit, there's nothing like it on the Sunshine Coast!
Great addition to Noosa's coffee scene. Love the plane hanging from the ceiling. Coffee was very good with nice bit of coffe art on top, Not sure about the little tasting notes on the side, I couldn't pick up any of the flavours they suggested. I think they are trying too hard to be coffee snobs. Just send out consistant good coffee's and let the product do the talking guys.
I have to write another review on this place. I have tried a lot of coffee shops on the sunshine coast ( most not worth the mention). Clandestino really stands out and one I keep coming back too! No matter what origin or blend I try there it is always so good! Where I think it really goes above others is the coffee has so many levels and flavors so makes each cup interesting. Really happy to have such a great place so close to home!
Disclaimer - I love coffee and all that goes with it. Sometimes I'm so impressed that I'm driven to the pompous and verbose. This is no exception. Clandestino. Clandestine. Adj. Characterised by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment. To find something this good hiding in an industrial estate, across the rode from a cement works, almost gives one the feeling that there’s something shady going on. Yet thinking back, considering the setting and what’s on offer, I can’t help but think how well it works. I can’t for the life of me think of an alternative location, somewhere better suited; somewhere capable of delivering such quality without pretentiousness. Walking through the doors I'm embraced by a wall of delicious scent, a deep, fresh roast underlying softer notes of fruit and vegetables, gourmet cheeses, prepared meals and the novelty of an ultra light plane... hanging from the ceiling. There is an old world warehouse feel brought willingly into the 21st century. Polished concrete flooring, glass tabletops mounted on utilitarian workshop benches. Art deco hanging lights soften the high voltage monsters hanging from the exposed-beam ceiling, giving a surreal, urban feel that is at once warm and inviting yet hard and functional. The Orange La Marzocco colour matched to suit the stripes on the plane, the bench tops, stools and the flash of the Clandestino corporate logo confirms the impression that these boys know what’s going on, that a great deal of thought has gone into every element from presentation to point of sale. Enough of that. I was on a Noosa caffeine pilgrimage today and declined my normal Doppio in favour of a couple of espressos. First off the line was a Single Origin, Cuban Turquino Lavado. Rich, leathery, butter tending to caramel - full bodied, moderate bitterness, low acidity, what Campos could be. Smooth and delicious, lingering and served with a little info card replete with references to steep Andean mountains, dark red soil and Hemingway. This is what coffee should be - the essence, the culture, the traditions, the sensitivities and evocations. From a personal perspective, this has turned Third Wave from an idea into a reality. I followed this with a Patagonian blend (Guatemala Antigua, Sidamo Ethiopia, Brazil Deterra), hoping that the images of a powerful yet desolate, windswept, subantarctic archipelago would be consistent with the blend. It was a little sweet and forward on the initial taste, giving way to spice and citrus on the back of the palate. My first was a little bitter and Ryan immediately poured another, substantially improved shot. It was a little high on acidity coming from the silky smooth Cuban, but still impressive nonetheless. Cafes like this give meaning to the Beanhunter slogan - is coffee worth travelling for! And the icing on the cake? Free WiFi!