Established in 2001 as a specialist roaster and wholesale supplier to a number of cafes, restaurants and corporate offices, Crave Coffee is renowned for its full bodied, richly flavoured blends. With its distinct yellow branding set amongst the sea of Alexandria’s grey industrial warehouses, Crave’s espresso bar – perched in the loft of their own warehouse building – is a much welcomed addition by locals and nearby workers. Sitting amongst the communal tables in the espresso bar above, coffee lovers will enjoy the distinct aroma of roasting beans from the Diedrich machine in the warehouse below. Roasting fresh, local Australian Arabica beans along with other South American varieties, the Diedrich machine is responsible for Crave’s creamy signature espresso blend, amongst others.
For non-coffee drinkers, the Crave team has expanded their product offering to include a chai latte blend and an extensive range of aromatic black and herbal teas, such as china jasmine, rose grey, lemongrass and fruit melange, to name a few. Food is limited – a reflection of the confined space – offering a blackboard list of fresh sandwiches served on Brasserie bread, Patchett’s pies from Mascot as well as a range of sweet treats including wagon wheels, chocolate brownies and muesli cookies.