If you love drinking black coffee, whether it’s in a form of a straight-up espresso shot or having it brewed in a V60, then my friend, Aunty Peg’s is a great place for you. They’re specialty coffee roasters in Melbourne that
served only black coffee in their joint, and I highly recommend you visit them while you’re in Melbourne.
Aunty Peg’s is the headquarter or the ‘cellar door’ to Proud Mary Coffee Roasters. It’s a one-stop shopping whether you need a pick-me-up coffee, want to stock up on your beans at home, get a new brewing toy, or just to have a one-on-one chat with the barista while watching the process of coffee beans being roasted to perfection, Aunty Peg’s got you all covered.
This is not the first time that I’ve been to Aunty Peg’s, in fact, I have been here multiple times in my whole four years living in Melbourne despite it being a little bit far from where I live. I guess this place took a special corner in my heart.
Aunty Peg’s is located in Collingwood, I feel like this is where all the cool hipsters of Melburnian live. I honestly love this area, it’s tucked away on the northeast side of the CBD but it definitely has a lot of potentials and is a very much livable suburb. They have lots of historical buildings, warehouses that turn into cool apartments, and houses that have been around since the nineteenth century, and it’s the home of several top-notch coffee roasteries in Melbourne too, Aunty Peg’s being one of them.
Now let me give you a brief tour of the establishment.
When you walk in, you’ll see their shop right off the bat. Here they have some merchandise, coffee beans, and brewing equipment shop. If you turn right from the shop, there you’ll see the mighty brew bar, side by side with their open roastery.
At the time when I came here, I was with Megga. She wanted to have an espresso, and I opted for their v60 pour-over filter coffee. They were serving three types of coffee beans from Honduras – Disaster Relief Showcase, and when I looked at the card, I saw that there’s this ‘Anaerobic Natural’ process. This was my first time hearing about Anaerobic Natural, so very obviously I needed to try that.
From what I understand, anaerobic fermentation is a process utilized for creating a truly fruit-forward cup of coffee. This method works by sourcing the best coffee cherries and then fermenting them in steel tanks, it can be done with washed coffee beans or natural ones.
After listening to a full-force explanation about this anaerobic fermentation process by the barista, and then having a cup of the coffee myself, all I would say is, that I am definitely a fan of this process! My go-to coffee profile, especially for filter coffee has always been gravitating toward juicy and fruity-tasting notes, so the anaerobic process is for me!
Now let me show you what coffee Megga had in a visual story below
Long story short, every experience I had at Aunty Peg’s has always been delightful. I would always suggest everyone who’s new to the Melbourne coffee scene visit Aunty Peg’s and I’m definitely more than happy to share this story with you on the blog. So if you have been to Aunty Peg’s or even if you haven’t been there at all, let me know what you think of it in the comment section down below!
- Business Hours : Everyday : 9 AM – 5 PM
- Coffee : Yes (only black)
- Brunch : No
- Dessert : Yes (Pastry)
- Indoor Capacity : +- 15
- Outdoor Capacity : –
- Total Capacity : +- 15
- RSVP / Walk-In : Walk-In Only
- Waiting Time : less than 5 minutes
- Range Price : $5-$25/person
- Ambiance : Industrial
- Toilet : Not very sure
- WiFi : No
- Vegan / Vegetarian Options : Vegetarian