Whole experience (cafe + coffee): 28/40
After a European holiday my first thoughts of a coffee review in 2015 hit me on the streets of my old haunt Potts Point.
Holm Café, found on Victoria Street, about halfway down closer to the Coke sign side of things was my café of choice.
A hot summer in the inner city, the street side tables were all taken so I went for an inside spot near the coffee machine. Walking in, this place can be truly called a hole in the wall; it’s about 2m to 3m across, so things will be cosy.
A friendly girl took my latte order and I was content to read the newspaper and people watch near a hot espresso machine.
The team at Holm have Black Drum roasters on the job. The coffee had a wonderfully spicy, sweet and smoky aroma to it. It was quite strong smell. I enjoyed it.
Drinking the coffee I found it to be an interesting sweet spicy experience, quite mellow in flavour with a low level of acidity.
Letting the coffee sit as I read the paper improved it via the steeping of the grounds, it became an interesting milky, spicy and complex sweet rich drink.
Overall, it’s a nice spot for a coffee, and I’m sure doubly nice if you can score a seat outside in the summer (or the reverse in winter). The coffee is worth a go as it is from an unusual roaster in Sydney, who seems to be producing an interesting and complex roast.
2. Cafe score
Style (what’s it feel like): a hole in the wall
Whole experience (coffee + cafe): 28/40