The drinking and cultivation of coffee has a relatively short history in Australia. Coffee landed on the Australian shores from 1788 on the first fleet from abroad. It has been said that during the first fleet’s voyage, it made a stop in Rio de Janeiro for plants and seedlings to grow in the new lands.
At the time, coffee was often mixed with “fillers” like chicory and other food products such as mustard or eggshells, that had no business being in coffee. This changed with the arrival of immigrants to Australia, notably after the second world war, who brought their own styles of coffee-making with them. Coffee became a well-known, popular beverage and cafés were set up to accommodate a little taste of Greece, Italy, Hungary, and the former Yugoslavia, from the 1950’s onwards. These immigrants also brought with them different coffee grinders and coffee accoutrements, such as a briki, cafeteria or moka pot, that would fill the walls, piquing the interest of the consumers enjoying coffee and dessert with friends.
By the 1970’s and 1980’s, the hot trend was for Australians to sit at a café and eat newly discovered, and even exotic desserts and biscuits, with their coffee, may it be cappuccinos, lattes, flat whites, long blacks etc. Australian’s are frequently ranked as top consumers of coffee. Many of the original coffee houses in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide still stand, even with their original fit out, now making icons of the Australian coffee scene. Namely: Pellegrini's Espresso Bar and Mediterranean Wholesalers.
Today, cafés are on the top of many Australians daily or weekly agenda. They will discuss where to get the best coffee, ask for recommendations from friends and family. Research on the web or good food guides. Interest in where the coffee beans are sourced is another subject. Many good cafes won't just choose a certain brand for their café, but also source coffee manufacturers that will provide coffee from growing origins such as Ethiopia, Central South America, and New Guinea and make that a feature of their café.
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