Reformatory Caffeine Lab

How can one cafe so consistently blow away all your previous thoughts on what was possible with coffee? Run by 4th generation Colombian coffee farmer Simon Jaramillo, Reformatory has been on the Sydney coffee scene since January and raised the bar to another level. 

Located on Foveaux St halfway between Crown St and Central station is this insane industrial/comic themed cafe, in what was once a large garage. Attention to detail is an understatement, with all the latest state-of-the-art coffee equipment adorning the main bar. In traditional Italian style, seats are non-existent and instead are small cast iron tables bolted to the wall at elbow height. On the entire stretch of one wall is an incredible comic feature painted by Melbourne artist Heesco, depicting a mad professor/Joker-type villain as a portrayal of Reformatory’s crazy pursuit of amazing coffee. 

And the coffee is amazing in every form. Single origin coffees from the owner’s own roasting and pulled on the custom La Marzocco Strada MP are mind-blowing. Some of the world’s best beans make regular appearances on the options for filter coffees, to be had in almost any form imaginable (aeropress, chemex, siphon, pourover, plunger etc). 

Simon and his team are also incredibly enthusiastic and ready to chat and explain almost anything about your coffee. Small touches of care further add to your specialty coffee experience; dry grounds served in a separate dish for a dry aroma of your coffee, cold drip coffee served in test tubes, and quality glasses and cups served on beautiful wooden boards. 

From what we’ve seen over the past few months, the standard is only getting higher as Refomatory pushes the limits of what is possible for a cup of coffee. If you’re in Sydney for any amount of time this should definitely be on your list to visit. 

Handcrafted coffee measures by artisan woodworker Ishii Koji san is finally back in shop. We’ve waited a few months for these and so good to have them in our hands again.⠀


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Amazing film capture by @longtran13 . Yasukiyo Wood and Hario Olive Wood Handles looks so amazing in this. Thank you. ⠀

インスタユーザ @longtran13 さんにフィルムでとらえていただきました。木のドリッパーとサーバーの持ち手が映えますね。⠀



Last shots by Hasselblad / I am really in a bad mood now after I decided to sell my hasselblad. ( #📷 @longtran13 via @latermedia )

Swirling with Hario V60 and KINTO Pour Over Kettle 💫💫💫⠀
An exciting workshop collaborating with Tokyu Hands Kyoto is coming up next month. Check out our event page😎⠀

Hario V60とKINTO Pour Over Kettleでおいしいうずまき💫💫💫⠀


Tranquility of winter sea, or a dreaming cloud of spring…this cup will bring you peace.⠀⠀
KINTO x aterier tete Artisan Mug White x Light Blue⠀⠀
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#kurasucoffee subscription’s coffee by @passagecoffee is getting ready to fly to you! 😘⠀
#kurasucoffee サブスクリプションの@passagecoffee さんのコーヒーを出荷準備中です!お楽しみに😘⠀

1. El Salvador Santa Rita⠀

Area: Sonsonate⠀
Process: Natural⠀
Varietal: Bourbon⠀
Altitude: 1,450-1,750m⠀
Apricot, Raspberry, Red Wine, Chocolate⠀

2. Ethiopia Gedeb ⠀

Area: Yirgacheffee⠀
Process: Fully Washed⠀
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom⠀
Altitude: 1,700-2,000m⠀
Lemon, Floral, Melon, Ginger, Tea-Like⠀

Read Sasaki-san’s story >>>⠀
佐々木さんのストーリーを読む >>>⠀

We provide roaster’s special recipe for the beans every month along with the subscription beans. Enjoy making a cup just how they do it! To join the subscription, click Link in bio⠀

定期購買者の方には、コーヒー豆と一緒にロースター様に教えていただいたおすすめのレシピもお送りしています。最高の一杯をお楽しみください!サブスクリプションに参加するにはLink in bioをクリック✌⠀ #aeropress #passagecoffee

Fridays. Thanks again for the exciting week at Kurasu Kyoto. Come down and enjoy the last few weeks of coffee from @finetimecoffee @saredocoffee . Coffee available online to ship worldwide.⠀

今週もKurasu Kyotoにはたくさんのお客様にお越しいただきました。ありがとうございます。現在カフェで提供させていただいている東京のFinetime Coffee さんと福岡のSaredo Coffeeさんは、残念ながら最後の数週間となります。まだすべてのラインアップをお飲みいただいていない方はぜひKurasu Kyotoまでお越しください。オンラインショップでも豆はご購入いただけます。⠀
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