Friday, February 11

dandelion & driftwood, 45 gerler rd, hendra

i am very excited about this post....having driven past dandelion & driftwood several times i finally visited this morning & got a real education in how they make their coffee.  i chatted with owner penny wolff (also owned with her ptr peter wolff) & she talked me through their different methods....i found it fascinating.  they are the only business in brisbane providing these coffee methods....peter co-founded veneziano coffee in melb 12yrs ago & launched veneziano in brisbane, selling the business in january 2010.  penny & peter then focused on their own venture opening dandelion & driftwood in oct 2010.  they have their own roastery in banyo supplying themselves using single origin beans.  they have two house blends - (1) dandelion...which is directed more for the female palate...gentle, sweeter, balanced & (2) driftwood...which is more for the male palate....dark & robust.

to start i ordered a latte - which was fabulous!....i then ordered an aeropress coffee which they used dominican montana verde blend.  i drank this black & was amazed about the flavour....sweet, juicy & fruity!

other methods of making their coffee include chemex, trifecta, syphon & yama cold drip....you might need to be guided when you visit by the helpful staff....i was!

their menu looks great & their lolly trolly was very tempting for my little ruby.  they use la perruche sugar (which i love)....their la marzocco coffee machine powder coated in glossy cream is gorgeous!....cakes are made by the reputable local "cakes by judy c".  penny said that similar business set-ups to them would be seven seeds & sensory loud in melbourne.
the attention to detail, passion, service & quality of dandelion & driftwood leaves me feeling brisbane is very lucky to have them here.
open 7 days mon-sat 8-4pm (sundays 8-2pm)
 
.....below the making of my aeropress coffee
Dandelion & Driftwood on Urbanspoon

16 comments:

The Decorator said...

sounds like a place we went to in Washington DC, very interesting techniques!
Must try! Thanks for letting us know Dayle!

Dianne said...

Wow- I can see why you are so enthusiastic! I love the name. Brisbane is a very civilised city-you Brisbanites are very lucky to have wonderful places like this.

suburbansider said...

I have just discovered your blog and am so thrilled~ it is sensational! Beautiful photography and I love the tunes and most of all loving that it's Brisbane!

Anonymous said...

This looks amazing, I am definitely popping in for a dandelion coffee today!! K

KERRY said...

Sounds like somewhere I'd love to be right now! Bit far for me though....sounds delicious, and the yogurt/fruit/muesli (is it muesli) looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

Awesome photography and write up Dayle! You have really captured the business beautifully! Thank you!

Ug said...

Exxxccccccellent coffee.

Anonymous said...

We love Dandelion on Sundays...Gorgeous photography Dayle...a talent ready to explode!!! C x

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous x

DIANS said...

Look's really nice, but bit far just to grab coffee for me

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