“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better”.
Such is the case for John and Stephanie, the couple behind Maker Fine Coffee. From humble beginnings at Ora in Kew, John and Stephanie last year renovated a warehouse in the backstreets of Industrial Richmond, and turned it into a fresh cafe/roastery. The large open space exudes quality, and has a clean interior. John designed and built it all himself, from welding table frames, to tiling the long front counter; adding to his repertoire of skills.
Coffee is roasted on site in a series two 12kg Probat, which is located behind a large glass sliding door at the back of the warehouse.
Being focused on serving coffee of distinction, there is limited food on the menu, but toasties are available, along with butterbing cookies, bircher, and pastries.
Coffee options rotate weekly, and 5 single origins were available today for both filter and espresso. I obviously went for the Ethiopian, but my greatest dilemma was deciding between the Celinga and the Gelana Abaya. Both are from the Yirgacheffe region, and both are grown at altitudes greater than 1700 meters above sea level. I went for the Celinga, because I was craving the sweet apricot jam tones I’m all too familiar with. It didn’t disappoint, not did the Coffee Soda on tap, which is made with Ethiopian filter brew, and natural sweetener. It shouldn’t be too long before they start bottling it, and offering the coffee soda as a refreshing alternative to nitro brew.
Maker Fine Coffee- the epitome of excellence.
Maker Fine Coffee
47 North St
Richmond VIC 3121