Straight Up is a pleasant place to drop in for a very good coffee, breakfast, lunch or a light snack in the Hobart CBD. It is a perfect place to enjoy the cleverly roasted coffee from their Moonah roastery.
Straight Up Coffee Choices
They take their coffee very seriously and there is always an interesting selection of gluten-free (all dishes are 100% gluten-free) and vegan snacks (all dishes are either vegetarian or vegan) to accompany your caffeinated beverage.
We like the fact that they take sustainability very seriously and have a full recycling program in place.
They have a revolving choice of single origin coffees including the interesting Guatemalan La Esmeralda. Another estate that caught our eye was from Brazil supplied by Lelena Oliveira, a woman who has been growing coffee beans for almost 60 years.
Her estate is called Sítio Moinho Grande and it sits at over 1100 metres above sea level in the mountains north-east of Rio de Janeiro in the state of Minas Gerais. She has approximately 16000 trees. She also processes her beans naturally.
Straight Up do their own coffee roasting at another premises in Moonah. We should add an extra note about the coffee roasting operation as we have been enjoying their roasted beans more and more recently. The reason is that the beans are being roasted with a lighter hand.
We recently bought a packet of roasted beans sourced from producer Fernando Medeiros in Brazil. The beans were Red Catuai variety which is a cross between the two main varieties of Coffea Arabica, namely Typica and Bourbon, via two species called Caturra and Mundo Novo.
When we opened the packet the small roasted beans were a light brown colour, not the dark chocolate colour that heavily roasted beans become. The resultant filter coffee was light, flavoursome and very, very moorish. There were no harsh, bitter afternotes at all. We were very impressed.
We were equally impressed with a recent find from Colombia. In this case the roasted beans from Colombia were sourced from Circasia which is about half way between Colombia’s capital Bogota and the Pacific Ocean, very close to the capital of the Quindio department, Armenia. This honey processed coffee is based on the Catimor variety, grown by Jairo Arcila from Finca Mazatlan. This farm is situated at a quite high altitude around 1400 metres above sea level. The resultant filter coffee we made was beautifully sweet and had a great depth of flavour.
Street: 202a Liverpool St
Town/Suburb: Hobart, 7000
Phone number: +61 3 6236 9237
Opening hours: Daily until mid-afternoon
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