Australia has the scenery, the beaches and the weather, but most of all it has the coffee...
Australia is one of the world’s leading coffee nations, and anyone who’s graced its caffeinated shores would probably agree that Aussies have earned the right to be coffee snobs. Surprisingly though, the Aussie coffee obsession is a fairly recent anomaly. With the arrival of the Europeans in the post-war migration boom, Aussies fell in love with the sense of ritual that came along with drinking coffee, and soon adopted it into the country’s cultural fabric.
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The local faves will vary depending on where you are, so it’s wise to listen to what the people in front of you have ordered before you arrive at the counter for your daily caffeine hit. The most notable distinction between Aussie coffee and the rest of the world is the attention to detail – your barista will make latte art look like childs play, and the milk is frothed to perfection every time.
Part of Australia's coffee-cafe-culture encompasses brunch as a way of life, so be sure to pair your flat white with a smashed avo toast to kickstart your day right.
The Aussies have perfected their lattes, cappucinos and macchiatos, but there’s one thing they do that no one else can: the iconic flat white. Shorter than a latte but with a strong shot of espresso, this Australian signature drink was so popular that it spread worldwide, most notably to London, which soon after gained expert coffee status (thanks in part to the influx of New Zealand and Australian expats and their awe-inspiring coffee witchcraft).
Australia is also striding ahead of the rest of us when it comes to new coffee trends. Rainbow coffee, turmeric latte’s and edible coffee cups are just a few of the newest trends on the scene in the past year. So whether you’re looking for some creativity to jazz up your insta account, or you simply need to make it through the next few hours without falling asleep, Australia will have you covered no matter what.