Located in a converted warehouse space in Logan, just 20 minutes from Brisbane CBD, Extraction Artisan Coffee is on a mission to deliver coffee of exceptional standards to you, seven days a week. If you're a coffee snob and always looking for the perfect dose of caffeine, Extraction Artisan Coffee will exceed your expectations and become your new regular haunt. With coffee as their "core business", Extraction Artisan Coffee have been cultivating relationships with the best coffee bean importers in Australia, using only high-quality green beans from all around the world. In fact, they only serve coffee that scores 80 points or above, meaning that it is considered speciality grade; the highest in the world.
Before coffee, I hate everyone. After coffee, I feel good about hating everyone. #extraction
Perhaps due to the cafe being in a converted warehouse space, the indoor seating area at Extraction Artisan Coffee is spacious, open, and minimalistic, yet tastefully furnished. Some cafes, especially in areas closer to the CBD, can be quite small in space, and as a result, tables are placed as close to each other as possible, to be able to fit more customers. Here at Extraction Artisan Coffee, you have more space than you need between you and the people at the table next to you, which makes for a much more comfortable dining experience in my opinion!
Being a hot morning that felt more like summer than spring, my friend and I both opted for a cold drip coffee - it gave us our much needed morning dose of caffeine, in addition to giving us some refreshment in such hot weather! My friend preferred to have his coffee black, whereas I added lots of milk - yes, I'm one of those people...
The difference in colour between our cold drip coffees.
In addition to coffee of exceptional quality, Extraction Artisan Coffee also has an extensive drinks menu, with all the variations of coffee you could think of, in addition to a range of teas, and cold drinks (included cold pressed juice and iced tea made in house). They also sell a range of food items, because after all, "sharing food and enjoying coffee together is the equivalent of saying you matter". The full menu is available from 6:30am to 2pm, with (t/a) items available for takeaway. The menu is split into three sections; 'something light', 'something sweet', and 'something to fill me up'.
My friend opted for poached free range eggs on sourdough with a side of bacon, from the 'something to fill me up' section. Customers have a choice of two eggs cooked their way, on either brioche, turkish, sourdough, pumpkin, or gluten free toast. I also opted for this item, although I went for fried egg whites on turkish toast, with a side of mushroom. Thanks Extraction Artisan Coffee for catering to my dietary needs; I always feel apprehensive about ordering only egg whites because of negative experiences in the past when cafes were not able to meet my dietary needs. Due to a miscommunication between my friend and I, I ended up accidentally ordering a second breakfast; although lucky, my second breakfast was from the 'something light' menu! I ordered turkish toast with pepe saya butter with sides of bacon and mushroom. Our meals were delicious, and I ended up finishing my two breakfasts (bar one piece of toast, which I still think was good effort on my behalf)!
The three of us had a lovely morning, and enjoyed the ambience, the food, and of course, the coffee! Extraction Artisan Coffee also score brownie points on my end for being in a converted warehouse space, I absolutely love it. There is plenty of spaces in the carpark, so parking is not an issue; however, we did miss the turn the first time round as their sign was partially hidden by mailboxes. To avoid making the same mistake we did, turn into the driveway, between St Vinnies and Freedom Pools, and drive right to the end of the drive. According to Extraction Artisan Coffee, "our sign is at the bottom (sorry, nothing we can do about that). It's a little obscured, we know, but we aren't flashy, so it suits us just fine" - they may not proclaim to be flashy, but similar to how the smartest people are also often the most modest, the same goes for the quality of coffee!
Detailed information on Extraction Artisan Coffee's roasted beans can be found on their website under 'Our Coffee', with some information on display on site. Along with house-made pumpkin bread, local raw honey from Capalaba and 4REAL happy cow milk from the Scenic Rim, and Beam Me Up Scotty Organic Pyramid Tea Bags from West End Tea Co., roasted beans can be purchased in the cafe at their 'Extraction Shop', or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; they will post to you.