Every morning for the last four years my work colleagues and I have gone up the road for coffee. It’s not just any coffee mind you, it’s the best coffee at The Fresh Roast Coffee House in Mitchell (there’s also the Jindebah Cafe in Cowlishaw St, Tuggeranong).
This is where Quentin and his team import coffee beans from all around the world (plus some grown themselves) and roast them perfectly in-house, winning lots of awards in the process. They have more than fifty different types of coffee available.
Needless to say, I’ve built up a good relationship with Quentin over the years and (with the help of a friend) recently updated their website for them so that they can manage it themselves. Now that I’ve resigned from my position at the National Archives, I won’t be heading into The Fresh Roast Coffee House for my morning coffee, but I will continue to order beans for use with my coffee machine at home.
If you’re looking for the best, freshly roasted coffee in Canberra (they ship all around Australia, free in the ACT) make sure you check out Jindebah. Some of my favourite coffees are:
- Colombian Supremo Huila
- Ethiopian Yirgacheffe
- Guatemala Antigua Los Volcanes
- Indian Monsooned Malabar
- Indian Tiger Mountain
- Mexican Kassandra (Rainforest Alliance)
- Peruvian Organic (Rainforest Alliance)
- Royal African Blend
- Sumatran Lumika Lintong
If you’re looking for a nice Mandehling, I quite like the Sumatran Kudu Mas.
If you’re a decaf person, I quite like the Colombian Excelso.
I’ll miss Quentin and everyone at Jindebah, so thanks for your friendly service over the years. You won’t get rid of me that easily, I’ll certainly be back from time to time to say hello (and down a beautiful cup of the best coffee in Canberra).