Coffee is not usually a brew associated with the Slow Movement. But Angela Bennetts and Kate Britton are looking to chang that with the launch of pop-up cafe Albert Tucker Slow Coffee in the 107 Projects space in Redfern.
Serving local, organic coffee with beans from Jack of Hearts and Jude, sourced from the Byron region and Nimbin, the blend has been crafted to best shine with a filter brew, taking a step away from the complexity of the espresso machine.
“We wanted to create a coffee experience that was less stressful and high-pressure…and nowhere else in Sydney does it yet,” says Bennetts. “There are also a lot of misconceptions around filter equipment. All you need is a filter paper, coffee and hot water.”
But while the simplicity was certainly appealing, the girls still have plenty on offer. “Kate is still a coffee nerd, so she has every method under the sun. Siphon, plunger, pour over – any way you want to try it. But no espresso.”
Architect Chloe Goldsmith helped with the fit-out and Jess Miller of Grow It Local helped with sourcing ethical suppliers.
“It’s a communal and casual space,” says Bennetts. “There’s bread on the table from Organic Bread Bar and Pepe Saya butter. Hands Lane supplied relish and jam and it’s a share system.”
And at a recommended donation of just $3, it’s a community experience that will encourage you to slow right down.
Albert Tucker Slow Coffee Pop-up runs until May 30 at 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern.
Fri to Sun 10am–5pm