With a name like Church of Secular Coffee, one’s expectations can be raised quite high – of which, ours were. We make a special trip into the CBD to taste this self-proclaimed ‘church’ of coffee before it’s little make-shift self disappears.
We arrive and there’s sparsely anyone there. Then within moments of us trying to read the menu, a long line built up of people frothing at the mouth -so hubby bear put his armor on and joined the crowd. As I watched him progress, he finally met up with the coffee-order-taker-person who’s standing in the queue pre-marking take-away cups for orders.
But, not overly impressed
<enter sad face here>
Maybe it’s because we ordered a flat white and that messed it up?
Maybe it was the barista’s first/last day on the job?
Maybe it was because it was in a paper cup, and paper cups aren’t known for making things taste good?
Or, maybe, maybe, maybe…it just wasn’t that good?
To us, it tasted like ‘for-the-masses’ standard coffee – granted it was a very good standard coffee – but had no discernible aroma, flavour or notes! We asked our friend to take a sip too, just in case we were totally off; so she sipped and said: “Tastes like a normal coffee to me.”
In all honesty, Miss Marie’s coffee in Rosanna trumps this coffee by a mile. Even as a flat white. Even in a paper cup. But in saying all this, it’s hard to make a final call from one trip alone, so hope your trek there proves more rewarding than ours!
Value: ★★★★★ ✔