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Grinders launch new training centre in Brisbane

From the May 2017 issue.

Grinders Coffee will open its Queensland Café and Training Centre this weekend in the heart of Woolloongabba.

“Innovation, good design and our team’s love and passion for specialty coffee has resulted in the creation of a lively space that will not only meet the needs of Brisbane’s coffee lovers, it will be a contemporary knowledge hub,” says Grinders Coffee General Manager Neale Wood.

The building’s history dates back to the late 19th century and is steeped in character. It has been home to a number of antique and collectables stores for many years but has more recently emerged as a popular up-market retail and dining precinct.

"The Grinders fitout has ensured the creation of a warm and welcoming space that indulges all of the senses,” Neale says.

The new Centre features a 34-seat café with brew bar.

Grinders Coffee will launch an industry party on Friday 19 May, before opening to the public on Monday 21 May.  

Visitors will be able to enjoy Grinders' range of premium specialty coffees, made using innovative equipment such as the Marco SP9 boiler. This machine features pillar technology and precision pre-infusion, pulse brewing, and temperature and volume control.

A range of freshly-ground Grinders premium specialty coffee packs will be also available in the retail centre for customers to purchase and take home.

The state-of-the-art training facility will become a new coffee education destination. Training will be available to the general public as well as to Grinders coffee partners. Training participants will be able to develop their barista skills from basics to advanced, led by some of the world's best coffee experts.

Locals will have the opportunity to train alongside Grinders Coffee's Michaela Gerard, a World Barista Championship Judge and Head Judge at the Australian Specialty Coffee Association National Coffee Championships.

The training facility will also serve as a space for Grinders to experiment and then roll out these new innovations across the Grinders café network.

Neale says the team is passionate about championing quality coffee and innovation in serving methods as part of a commitment to the ultimate coffee experience.

“The Grinders Queensland Café and Training Centre will take guests on the whole coffee journey from brewing, roasting and serving, providing valuable insight into the chemistry, physics and art of coffee,” says Neale. “We are excited to raise the bar and given the coffee industry a new standard of excellence to reach.”

Grinders Queensland Café and Training Centre is located at 11 Logan Road, Woolloongabba.

The training centre will open by appointment, and the café will open seven days from Friday 19 May.

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