Adam Wang, the man behind Coffee Anthology, opened The Maillard Project in the CBD. It’s a place where you not only drink, but learn about coffee – how to roast it, how to brew it and how to serve it. Coffee enthusiasts can try their hand at roasting, practice on a third espresso machine or come in for cupping sessions. Still, The Maillard Project remains first and foremost a terrific coffee spot and classy cafe. It pours four espresso options and three filter options daily, all of them using coffee that’s roasted in-house. For food, there’s a potato rosti served with pork-and-fennel sausage, pickled radish and zucchini, and a pork-stock congee. Designed by West End’s Clui Design, it’s a slick, lab-like space built from pale timber, stone and glass.