Daily Archives: March 25, 2011
Arrivals Hall, Domestic Terminal – Jetstar, Airport Drive, Tullamarine, VIC, 3043
Back when I was a coffee novice – and as embarrassing as this is to admit – I used to love GJ’s Coffee – particularly my local one at Waverley Gardens – and then when I was called to SA, my local at Mount Barker – but I suspect that it was as much to do with the friendly staff [Anna @ Wavos and Greg @ MtB] who I got to know as it was with the coffee. Well…after this experience…and they say that Melbourne has the best coffee culture in Australia….[yeah, right!]. The best I can say about it is “with a licence to print their own money through their ability to pass off anything that is hot and remotely smelling of coffee to their desperate customers, GJ’s @ Tulla have the market cornered on the baggage collection area of the Qantas and Jetstar airlines however next time I’ll bring a thermos, some powered milk and some freeze dried instant – perhaps some International Rust.”
Latte Quality – Passable – and only because it was my first coffee since 4am when I left home to drive to the airport.
Cost – exorbitant – a small Café Latte will set you back $4.55
Coffee Supplier – Gloria Jean’s have their own brand.
Fair Trade – No although some variants have the ‘Rainforest Alliance’ tag on them.
Venue Suitable for:
- waiting to be collected and taken to a place that actually understands the art of making coffee….I couldn’t help but notice that Andrew, who was picking me up, brought his own previously purchased coffee.
29 Mill Terrace, Middleton, SA, 5213
Having driven past the sign a number of times on weekends, I was looking forward to an opportunity to finally sample the coffee at this extraordinarily interesting looking building. Now I know that we do not have a great deal of european history in Oz (at least not in comparison to other parts of the world – 220 years or so) but I always find the insides of old mills and factories – especially ones that are now being used for other purposes, to be fascinating. And this one is no exception – as it is now an occasional wine bar, cellar door, café and purveyor of 50s, 60s, and 70s furniture. I visited the Mill on Sunday afternoon with a group of ladies from church, who like me, weren’t really in the mood for a hit of tennis or a surf – and so we ventured forth and infiltrated this play of purveyance to negotiate the vending of some caffeinated combustibles.
Latte Quality – Good – good colour, bit too much foam – but it was ok.
Cost – $3.00 – for a standard sized cup.
Coffee Supplier – Villeré Coffee – from the McLaren Vale
Fair Trade – No mention in the café nor on the website
Venue Suitable for:
- Quiet Chat/Deep and Meaningful/Study and Reflection – A good possibility – however, the mill is only open on weekends 10am – 4pm according to their printed material, but also on Fridays according to their website – click HERE for more. So on long weekend my guess is the place would be packed – and they have occasional live music.