Sensory Lab Roastery

Awakening the senses.    
I paid a visit to Sensory Labs roastery, and had the pleasure of having a quick chat with one of Australia’s most remarkable woman in coffee, Lucy Ward. It’s always an honor to hear Lucy speak of her traversers around the globe in pursuit of that perfect cup. She has fast made her mark on Sensory Lab since moving from Proud Mary, not to mention her impact on the broader Australian Specialty Coffee Association. What I admire most, is her depth of knowledge not only of the beans and how best to roast them, but each specific region coffee is grown, and the variance in taste profile from each area. Furthermore, the seasonal effects on harvest. It’s amazing how many variables influence the flavours each bean unveils.     

In my cup?  Finca La Bella; which is from the region of Sierra de Las Minas, in eastern Guatemala. This washed Caturra boasts dark chocolate and red wine nuances, with a well-rounded bod

Sensory Lab Roastery

​2b/706 Lorimer Street

Port Melbourne VIC 3207


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