We are finally starting to see the boutique coffee world pour into events and festivals around town through the likes of portable coffee vans.
We are finally starting to see the boutique coffee world pour into events and festivals around town through the likes of portable coffee vans. Combi Coffee is one of the creative pop-ups you can’t miss, not only due to it being a vintage 1972 kombi van but becuase it has a coffee machine built into the back. They use the locally roasted coffee from Kommon Grounds and offer different single origins and blends depending on what’s in season and the event they’re attending. On this day, I found Combi Coffee at an outdoor event called Unley’s Double Shot Coffee Fiesta. When I saw the mustard color van from across the oval I naturally drifted towards it. Although it was very busy, the barista was still able to have a chat to me about coffee, which tells me they must love what they’re doing. He suggested I try a Guatemala Antigua for my espresso, which he handed straight to me from the machine. The first sip produced a bright and pleasant acidity with hints of soft spice but the aroma of coca came through towards the end. The latte was made from a blend called Combi Coffee Blend, which was made up of beans from Brazil, Colombia and India. The crema was a perfect colour and sat around the latte art of a rosetta leaf. The taste of roasted walnuts was predominant at first but the chocolate berry flavours came through with the after taste. It was a pleasant cup of balanced characteristics. Combi Coffee can be found at a range of different events around Adelaide ranging from small local markets to large music festivals such as WOMADelaide. They live up to the title of being a pop-up boutique by popping up in front of you at an event and serving you coffee at a boutique level of greatness. Combi Coffee is found at various events around Adelaide