The Old Bus Depot Markets has a new reason to visit. Seriously good coffee on offer from the new managers of the upper level café, local coffee gurus Highgate Ln. Coffee Roasters.
“If you’ve visited us recently, you surely would have noticed a big difference to the standard of coffee in our upper level café. That’s because our friends at Highgate Ln Coffee Roasters. have taken over the management of the café,” said Director of the Old Bus Depot Markets, Anthony Niravong.
Locals will know Highgate Ln. Coffee Roasters from their premises in Kingston and they’ve also been selling their coffee at the markets on Sundays for the past year.
“Dan Rayner and his small team of coffee connoisseurs wanted to share the coffee that has been so very popular for them in their Kingston premises with us, and it’s awesome stuff,” continued Anthony.
The Highgate Ln. team is offering a grind then brew on demand model at the café – a first of its kind in Canberra. Visitors can select from over ten varieties of coffee, get it ground fresh and brewed on site.
Dan says they have a variety of carefully selected beans from around the world with coffee beans sourced from four continents. They select the very best they can find in terms of quality and what is also the most environmentally sustainable. They use a mix of rainforest alliance, fair trade and certified organic beans, with their main blend being a well-rounded balance of sweetness, acidity, roasted and fruity flavours. And it’s all produced locally in Kingston.
The upper level café is open every Sunday during Markets’ trading and visitors can pop in for a selection of single-origin blends at the cafe, roasted weekly. These blends can be ground on demand or taken home as beans – and in the coming weeks Highgate will be also offering a selection onsite as hot or expresso coffees.
“Our market goers can stop in for an amazing coffee fix and pair it with a sweet cake or slice before getting back to their Sunday shopping,” concluded Anthony.
Canberra’s Old Bus Depot Markets is open each Sunday 10am to 4pm. Entry is free. You can find the café on the upper level. More information at www.obdm.com.au More information on Highgate Ln. Coffee Roasters at www.highgatelane.com