26 May '15, 8pm
Black Coffee Takes Center Stage At Aunty Peg’s In Melbourne
The ample two-story warehouse space boasts a green coffee storage room, a roasting area, a “genius” bar, an office space, a bakery, and an espresso training area, and a coffee bar at which customers enjoy their coffee and chat to the baristas throughout the process. Upstairs, bakery staff (headed up by chef Gad Assayag, most recently of Green Park ) creates baked goods for the cafes and wholesale. The bakery overlooks an espresso training area, where individual baristas or groups can book classes with the Aunty Peg’s experts. Downstairs is the green storage room, 15-kilogram and 22-kilogram Probat roasters, and the cupping area. During my visit, there were a handful of people in a roasting class while a Tina Turner record looked on from atop an ample collection. Gangster rap spat through the speakers, but the vibe was decidedly ambient.