This little coffee lab is located at the end of the David Jones’ Food Hall. Being in Melbourne, it was no surprise that it took me a few twists and turns and some mapping action before I could locate the place. This scientific lab is all a learning experience, with the waiters decked in white lab coat attire and armed with coffee knowledge.
The interior mirrors a highschool science lab starting from the faux marble like science lab benches to the conical flasks and amber jars. And it’s particularly lovely that there are single wall benches to have a coffee on your own with the paper without feeling too lonesome.
I settle with my Wallpaper Melbourne guide, the paper and a skim latte. I’m not as game enough as my companions to have a full cuppa of syphon coffee. It does require an acquired taste but over a few minutes as the coffee begins to cool down, the flavours begin to develop further and further revealing multiple dimensions in taste. Sooner or later I’ll be able to ditch the lattes and appreciate the essence of coffee.
It’s a great place to learn about this method of coffee brewing and but take the time to smell, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee.
The Sensory Lab
297 Little Collins St