In August 2018, Yardstick Coffee held the 2018 Philippine AeroPress Championship from which the winner was recently sent to Sydney, Australia to compete in the World AeroPress Championship.
Philippine representative Aldrin Lumaban competed against 80 others from around the world and skilfully worked alongside 2018 World AeroPress Championship Carolina Ibarra Garay from United States.
While in Sydney, Aldrin had time to go around and tried some of the best coffee Sydney had to offer. If you love coffee as much as we hope you do, then check out Aldrin’s top picks of coffee shops:
One of the many things admirable about Reuben Hills is that their cafeteria and roasting areas are separated. The former is on the ground floor, while the latter is on the second.
Their freshly roasted coffee is paired best with their appetizing food inspired by the owner’s coffee-buying trips in Central and South America.
Australians have a fast-paced lifestyle. This is reflected in the offerings of Fire Station. Their menu is straightforward, making the shop ideal for those who are always on the go. They have vegetarian-friendly food options, too.
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Coffee and chocolates together? Why not? The Choc Pot is the go-to place for those with a sweet tooth. Aside from their selection of exotic and pungent coffee, they have delectable chocolate desserts that are so tempting, you can easily give in.
Visit this cafe if you’re looking for an intense coffee experience. Reformatory serves high-grade coffee with more than 15 variants to choose from. Pair your aromatic cup with their delicious pastries and your morning is complete.
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Sipping coffee by the sea is always a good idea. At The Crabbe Hole, you can enjoy your freshly roasted coffee as you watch surfers ride waves at the Bondi Beach. Whether your tummy longs for an espresso, latte, or cappuccino, this cafe has you covered.
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An open cafe with a garden, Social Hideout is an easy choice for family and friends wanting to catch up over brunch. They serve breakfast meals until 2:30 PM.
Even better, Social Hideout is pet-friendly, so you can bring your fur babies along while you enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or two.
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Celsius is a wooden-cabin cafe beside the Kirribilli Wharf. Take a peek outside the window and you’ll see the blue waters. It is also close to the Circular Quay, a hub of ferry transport in Sydney—making it a popular choice among commuters.
You know a coffee shop is a must-try if its customers are patient to line up. Mecca serves energy-boosting coffee in a quaint space with limited seats, making your coffee experience intimate. With their short menu, you can easily decide what to have.
Singe O is perfect for coffee lovers who like dwelling inside coffee shops to simply relax and enjoy their cup. This popular shop in Surry Hills is known for their high-grade and seasonal coffee that will keep you coming back for more.
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Satisfy your coffee cravings by trying any of Lab Kitchen’s 18 caffeinated options. While you’re at it, order their brunch sets that are prepared using only locally sourced ingredients. They use a special homemade sauce to make their dishes more mouthwatering.
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