Assembly is a coffee shop that concentrates on meticulously brewing coffee and tea, and offering consumers the ability to learn about both the offerings on the menu, and the methods of brewing them. Shelves are lined with coffee making devices, such as the Kalita, Chemex, Hario, and Aeropress; as well as handmade ceramic cups, and retail coffee beans. Assembly select and roast a selection of seasonal coffees that taste delicious, and are grown by farmers who are paid fairly and ethically for their labour. Coffee is roasted at Bureaux Collective, which is where Wood & Co, Everyday Coffee, and Patricia Coffee Brewers also roast their beans.
At times, they also bring in a selection of beans from roasters in interstate roasters, such as Mecca. If you’re after an espresso coffee, then there’s a La Marzocco Linea PB through the arch, were you can sit and read the morning paper, and have a Cobb Lane pastry or sweet treat.
I enjoyed a long black made using the Ethiopian Konga beans, which are produced by a large community of farmers. As a long black, it had a wonderful jasmine aroma, with hints of lemon, and chocolate on the finish.
60 – 62 Pelham St
Carlton, Vic 3053