Coffee Mentality is something of a mini empire, built on changing the way we think about and drink coffee, one cup at a time. The coffee tasting experiences currently run on Wednesdays, and offer coffee lovers the chance to try a whopping 32 single origins, including their very own urban-grown beans. Established in an effort to minimise the environmental impact of coffee, their award-winning Urban Coffee Project saw the release of Brisbane’s first urban grown coffee. Coffee Mentality also works closely with coffee growers in Ian’s home country of the Philippines by closely supporting sustainable initiatives and ensuring that pay and working conditions are fair.
When it comes to good coffee, Brisbanites don't have to look far. We’ve got it all: cool inner-city haunts, highly awarded local roasters, chic espresso bars, coffee tasting experiences and enough espresso and cold brew to power the city. From a not-so-secret bunker to a 24/7 joint serving up killer coffee and tunes, these are our top picks.