Imported coffee blends are out, as locals continue to outperform them thanks to fresher beans brewed at their optimal time. But when luxury becomes commonplace, and ‘freshly roasted’ is no longer the rarity but the rule, cafes have to turn to signature blends to maintain their place in the pressurised coffee scene.
The House Blend has made its home in Australian cafes, as boutique roasters cook up signature styles that stand out from the growing tide of run-of-the-mill roasteries. When everybody’s touting sassy banter and industrial chic, it’s time to pluck out the 11 secret herbs and spices. Are the days of the large factory roaster numbers? What do you think?