Nestled into the ground floor of the heritage-listed University of Queensland Business School, The Daily Coffee Co is open for business and pouring coffees for sleep-deprived Brisbane students and city workers.
The Daily Coffee Co endeavours to support local suppliers. It sources its coffee from Albion’s Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters, using its Golden Ticket as the house blend. This coffee combines washed and natural processed beans from India, Sumatra, and Ethiopia.
Ed Cantarelli, The Daily Coffee Co Head Barista, says the blend contains a peanut and praline aroma with a body reminiscent to “Wonka’s dark chocolate bar”, and the sweetness of Jaffa and spiced raisins.
Also available is Neighbourhood’s Coffee Cherry Bomb, comprising Ethiopian and Brazil beans to produce a light body in the cup, a cherry aroma, and the sweetness of blueberries and chocolate.
“We wanted to source great coffee from a local roaster as we wanted to support Brisbane. The vision was to create a space for people to enjoy great coffee and recharge at the UQ Brisbane City Campus,” Ed says.
Twenty cents from every coffee served goes to a cause of the customer’s choice, in support of The University of Queensland’s Not If, When – a campaign to create change. Such causes include dementia research and scholarships for students in need.
“We thought it was a great way to give back,” Ed says. “The team and myself are passionate about making a difference and I think our customers will be amazed over the coming months how their daily 20-cent donation has created change in people’s lives. The University of Queensland does some amazing research and funds community based charities.”
In addition to its social mission and fresh coffee roasts, guests can enjoy icy servings of their nitro teas and coffees, including cold drip on tap, which at the time of print featured an El Salvador coffee with a “creamy finish, stone fruit sweetness, and low acidity”.
When it comes to food options, The Daily Coffee Co has a little something for everyone, including a menu for long lunches, city meets, and on-the-go quick bites. Items include Reuben jaffles, toasted sourdough topped with avocado, feta and lemon, palaeo choc banana bread, or house-baked ham, Swiss cheese, and Dijon mustard toasties.
293 Queen St,
Brisbane City, Queensland, 4000
Open seven days 6.30am to 3.00pm