Seven Seeds, Melbourne

Only a block away from Melbourne University is Seven Seeds, founded in 2008 by Mark Dundon and Bridget Amor. Students flock to the coffee haven in between classes for brews made from carefully sourced single origin beans, imbuing the space with a youthful energy.

The café’s name comes from the legend of Baba Budan, a famous Sufi who smuggled seven fertile coffee seeds from Yemen into India during the 17th century. At the time, coffee cultivation was tightly controlled so this act helped spread the bean’s influence to the rest of the world.

Here we enjoy a syphon-brewed Ethiopia Kochere, a Yirgacheffe coffee and one of our favourites. This fully washed heirloom varietal has a complex aroma; we could detect citrus and floral notes such as lemon and rose. Heavenly.

Seven Seeds also holds regular cupping and training programmes. Some of our local café owners, many of them Aussie graduates, may well have completed a course here.

Seven Seeds, Melbourne

Seven Seeds, Melbourne

記得有一次我們到學弟那喝咖啡時,
他讓我喝了一杯由Seven Seeds烘焙的翡翠莊園藝妓。
那股濃郁的花香讓我驚為天人,一直念念不忘。
所以在去年底的墨爾本之行時,我們便到Seven Seeds去泡了一個上午。
Seven Seeds位於墨爾本市中心,距離墨爾本大學不遠。
無論是週日還是週末,早午餐時份,
總可以看到許多大學生在這用餐喝咖啡。
爲什麽叫Seven Seeds呢?
據說在十七世紀時,咖啡的種植和輸送都是非常嚴格的。
著名的蘇菲派人物巴巴不丹Baba Budan卻在那時候,
偷偷的從也門帶了七粒咖啡豆到印度去種植,
咖啡也因此漸漸地越傳越遠。
咖啡館便是以這段傳奇中的七粒豆子為名。

Seven Seeds, Melbourne

Seven Seeds, Melbourne

Seven Seeds, Melbourne

很可惜的,這趟Seven Seeds之行我們沒喝到翡翠莊園的藝妓,
不過卻試了他們的Ethiopia Kochere,
花香、微酸和順滑輕盈的口感,我還蠻喜歡的。
而這裡的餐點也很受大眾的喜愛,
我們點了一甜一鹹兩份早餐,甜的是法式吐司而鹹的則是烤豬肉。
馬少嫌豬肉味有點重;我倒覺得很不錯,尤其是那皮還香香脆脆挺好吃的。


Seven Seeds
106-114 Berkeley St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
Mon-Sat 7am-5pm / Sun 8am-5pm
+61-3-9347-8664
sevenseeds.com.au

7 thoughts on “Seven Seeds, Melbourne

  1. 那七粒咖啡豆很重要!如果当年是我种咖啡豆的话,从此我们便没咖啡喝了!哈哈!
    不错,名字由来很有韵味~
    你学弟那里几时还有?我要去偷!呵呵!

    1. 哈哈哈,如果是我種的話應該也差不多。。。。。
      如果有的話,在你去偷之前,就被我們喝光光了,哈哈哈。

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