This Melbourne coffee franchise has original tastes like no other.
August 01, 2023
With four locations across Melbourne, Maker Coffee has been making its mark on the Melbourne coffee scene since 2015. It sources coffee from around the world and focuses on sustainable and socially aware producers.
Its espresso range includes The Maven from Colombia, with hints of blackberry, citrus and toffee, and is grown in mountainous region where warm, humid air creeps up to the coffee trees at night. Other espressos include The Smith from Chapada de Minas, Brazil, with flavours of apricot, butterscotch and milk chocolate, and the Max Palacios Villatoro Guatemala, which highlights red grapes, plums and toffee.
If you prefer filter coffee to espresso, Maker's range is slightly smaller but equally impressive. Brews include the Oscar & Francisca Chaćon from Costa Rica, with hints of honey, dried apricot and yellow nectarine; as well as Kirimahiga AA from Kenya with noticeable aromas of blackberry, fig and sugar cane.
It also sells coffee gear so you can become a master coffee roaster at home. It has grinders, droppers, kettles, filters and aeropresses for sale, as well as a cute range of keep cups.
If you're interested in learning more about coffee, then head to Maker's Richmond location, where the helpful staff will join you in some banter and pass on their knowledge of various brewing methods. Here, you'll also find stacks of pastries and cakes, plus a few light bites to eat in the arvo. These eats are great, but they only really exist to support the coffee — which rightfully receives most of the love.
Images: Lewis McQueen
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