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The City of Melbourne is regarded by many as the coffee capital of the world. In fact cafe culture is so ensconced here, you’d be a little foolish to ignore what was trending right now, especially if you were looking to either start a new venture or revamp your current one. With this in mind, here are 5 of the top Melbourne cafe trends that are bang on cue.
Keeping it simple
In a world where millions of other cafes are throwing everything into a venue to appeal to the widest customer demographic possible, many Melbourne cafes are going back to basics – paring it back if you like. Stylish marble tops and standing room only harp back to the days of the original Italian-style coffee houses, but it seems to be an up and coming theme that many Melburnians just love. Add to this a choice of just two or three types of top quality coffee and that’s all it takes to bring in the crowds.
If there’s one thing that many Melbourne cafes have and that’s a real sense of community. What better way to add to this than with a selection of larger communal tables. If you’re looking to replicate the look then there are designers that make communal tables specifically for cafe use so it’s well worth trawling the internet for the best price. Complete the look with stylish vases, great looking flower arrangements and funky polypropylene chairs in bright colours.
Traceable coffee for discerning palates
It’s not just Melbourne cafe goers that are fanatical about their coffee. Coffee connoisseurs the world over understand that the best coffees are single origin and are worth paying that little bit more for. Whether it’s coffee from Honduras, Tanzania, or Ethiopia every type has its own distinctive flavour. However if you really want to impress, how about tying it down even further to identifiable estates within that country. That’s what the latest Melbourne coffee houses are doing. Just like wine, roasters are sourcing small batches of specific coffee types and are serving it up to their discerning customers who are more than happy to pay for a premium brand.
Coffee tasting sessions
Again carrying on with the wine theme and just like wine tasting, coffee houses at the forefront of the Melbourne cafe scene are offering their customers coffee tasting sessions. Here they can learn the subtleties and nuances of different coffee types. All of which is accompanied by a fully trained Barista to talk you through it.
One size fits all
There is a growing trend towards less of the larger types of milky coffee as the coffee purists state that, “the more milk, the less the flavour”. As a result some cutting edge establishments now only offer regular size coffee for maximum taste. Apparently, less milk and more coffee offers the best complexity of flavour. So if your coffee of choice is an extra large skinny latte then you might want to head to Starbucks instead.
If you’re about to open a Melbourne venue and are looking to set the standard then these 5 trends might just be key to your success. At Cafe Furniture Melbourne we pride ourselves on supplying a wide range of cafe furniture that mirrors what’s happening right now in the cafe capital of the world, so feel free to check out our website. Alternatively if you’re looking for a particular style, or simply need some help the contact us on 03 9357 9688 and talk to our friendly team.