Corner of Nicholson and Mollison Streets, Abbotsford.
7 March 2010 @ 0930am. Coffee Brand 5 Senses
We thought by getting here at this time we would beat the breakfast rush. We were lucky to get a seat. The place was a heaving sea of bodies and our expectations of quality lowered somewhat. However, Three Bags Full pulled it off, providing coffees (and meals) of a high standard. The service was slow, but that is to be expected, and they are to be commended for keeping up with the play.Coffee – Espresso. Zambia Zambica
Grown at 1300m asl, this coffee was light and fresh yet quite strong in flavour. Bright lemon/lime fruits and high acidity dominated, with a smooth middle and a mule like espresso kick at the end, finishing with little to no bitterness. I liked the way it transformed through the palate as well as the power and drive for its lightness of body.Coffee - Short Macchiato. Zambia Zambica Score 17/20 By SamW
As I was informed in an understated manner, this roast was selected for me by the barista. It did indeed suit a shorter and bolder style of coffee. Every now and again it’s nice to be directed (but not forced) towards new roasts based upon coffee style.
The acidity was as high as it was strong, like a stoned weight-lifter. Brawny flavours of juicy, jungle fruits made me feel like I was drinking the liquid equivalent of sucking a mango pip.Coffee – Cafe Latte. Autumn Espresso
Score 18/20 By SimonL
This coffee had strength without overpowering, and an evenness of flavour throughout the mouth. The milk texture was dense and creamy looking. With a rich and smooth backbone this coffee wasn’t overtly sweet and it was topped by malty, nutmeg, powdery cocoa and caramel characters. The espresso swept over the milk which provided a strong supporting role without taking away from the lead. My wife, joining us for a Sunday breakfast, had two Cafe Lattes and commented on their high yum factor and consistency across both.
A lovely coffee with desired strength and good balance.Coffee - Doppio Ristretto. Autumn Espresso
Score 16/20 By SamW
This pocket-rocket bombed flavour all over my mouth. Sharing the characteristics of a volcano, the eruption of acidic tones was like a white wash of ash. The chocolate finish was the cleansing rain after Krakatoa blows its top. Despite the poorly drawn analogies this blend was quite balanced, and due to its short stature, it really packed the junk in the trunk!
Unfortunately the crema was thin on top, but redemption came in the form of a heated cup.Service 3/5
Ambiance 4/5 Busy 5/5