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Brisbane Reckons It Will Dethrone Melbourne As The Coffee Capital Of Australia

Brisbane Reckons It Will Dethrone Melbourne As The Coffee Capital Of Australia

Melbourne is known for it's grungy vibe, hipsters, cool bars, trendy cafes, incredible coffee, interesting art scene and loads more.

As a result, it's sort of self-declared as the best place to grab a cappuccino, latte, flat white or 48-hour cold drip, organically and ethically sourced, Guatemalan coffee with two thirds almond milk, a splash of soy milk and a Splenda.

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But it seems like Victoria's capital might have some competition on its hands.

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Credit: PA

According to the Courier Mail, coffee snobs have cropped up all over Brisbane and are requesting boutique drips to satisfy their unique tongue.

Silver Chef financially looks after thousands of cafes across Australia and has been noticing the Queensland capital rising through the ranks in terms of coffee.

Executive general manager Scott Nicolai told the Courier Mail: "Melbourne has long been the coffee capital, but Brisbane is closing the gap.

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"Places like Belissimo and Wolff Coffee are award-winning roasters, and they're leading the way in providing much more choice across Brisbane and Queensland."

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Credit: Kgbo/Creative Commons

This desire for a 'good coffee' has seen people fork out up to $10 at the till; which is just outrageous for a bloody coffee.

"The price point will come with the complexity and the market changing," Scott said.

"There's also a lot more pressure on dairy and alternatives to dairy. Once you only had to have full cream and skim, then suddenly you've got to have five options and you must support that choice."

He adds that people are becoming a lot more conscious about what they're drinking everyday and that's pushing cafes to up the ante.

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Credit: PA

Cafes owners are getting behind the push and expanding their products to ensure they have plenty of milk alternatives and are up to speed on all the different types of coffee they have behind the counter.

It's also been revealed that the threshold for caffeine is pretty strong, with a new study finding that drinking up to as many 25 cups of coffee a day isn't bad for heart health.

Previous studies have suggested that high coffee intake could increase the risk of having a heart attack or a stroke due to stiffening of the arteries. However, a study of 8,412 people across the UK found that having up to 25 coffees a day was no different to having less than one.

The study - which was part-funded by the British Heart Foundation - involved experts from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) dividing the study sample into three different groups.

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Topics: Food, Community, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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