The Di Bella’s coffee roasting warehouse is a place that sells coffee beans, machines, equipment and cups to the public as well as supply cafes with their coffee beans and equipment. Di Bella is a company that makes their own coffee blends in Melbourne. They are one of Melbourne’s favourite coffee companies. These beans are used quite heavily in Melbourne’s cafes.
They also run small classes in the evenings for people wanting to be a coffee barista in Melbourne. Classes costs $130 each.
They also sell coffee machines and if you buy one you get the training for free. Machines start from $300 and goes all the way up to $3000.
This place was recommended by Urbanspoon.com, The Age’s Cafe and Shopping Guides.
How to get there:
You can take the Number 57 tram from West Maribynong or from Elizabeth st in the city going to West Maribynong and get off at the corner of Victoria and Errol sts and then there is a small laneway that leads to Leaveson st. There you will find the Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse (Its at 19-21 Leaveson st, North Melbourne). It is by the way only in zone 1.
The place looks like a coffee roasting warehouse. Although they sell coffee things, they also serve good coffees and plenty of food. It was recommended by the Age’s Cheap eats and that sticker is on their doorstep.
The coffee tasters wheel tells you how your coffee should taste
The staff there are quite lovely and knowledgeable about their products as well as their coffees so you will be in good hands. Kudos to the lovely lady who knows about cakes and who told me that the strawberry cupcake was the nicest.
Today I had a mocha, strawberry cupcake and macadamia biscuit ($2). Altogether it costed me about $9.90. The mocha was full bodied. I tried the modena version. I loved all the cream on top. But there was only a subtle taste of chocolate and that was down the bottom.
The strawberry cupcake had a hint of rose which was lovely. But I think that it was too moist and a little soggy.
The biscuit was tiny and a bit meh.
I also got to try a free sample of the cold coffee from the coffee drip. I didn’t know that coffee can be really cold as well as hot. Anyone can ask for this and have a try. This is not meant top be with sugar and milk because it will weaken the flavour of the coffee. It was really bitter without the milk and sugar.
All up I would like to come back soon to try their decaf version.
The machines on display
The cold drip filter
My sample of coffee
The wall where all the good reviews are written