Melbourne Coffee Culture
The delicious aroma of fresh coffee lingers in the laneway, with the queue outside the café waiting for their caffeine x in the light of a new day. This is how most Melbournians start their workday. 當晨曦灑向大地，迎面飄來淡淡的幽香。人們走進小巷深處的咖啡館，新的一天就這樣開始了。這就是墨爾本。
Australia is not renowned for growing coffee but Melbourne is without a doubt the coffee capital of the nation. The coffee culture here is unique and is founded on the locals’ long love affair with the ambrosial coffee bean.
It all began with the influx of Italian migrants during the 1950’s. They brought their love of coffee with them, with cafes and coffee roasters establishing a legacy that has grown into the thriving coffee scene we enjoy today. Many specialty roasters have relationships all the way along the supply chain, from the coffee farmers to the regulars who come in and enjoy their daily grind
1950年，當歐洲移民湧入澳洲時，大量的意大利人選擇了墨爾本，咖啡行業也在這個時期開始興旺起來，先後誕生了很多自己烘培咖啡豆的工廠 (Roaster )，而很多墨爾本著名的咖啡店本身就是 Roaster。
The coffee culture has become increasingly sophisticated, with café owners carefully selecting from dozens of coffee beans and adopting different brewing methods to create their unique cup of signature coffee.
Coffee culture has come to be one of the defining aspects of this vibrant city, with cafés appearing everywhere from busy streets to tiny tucked away laneways. Despite the proliferation of these fabulous coffee spots, each café has its own dedicated band of regulars who swear by the brew prepared by their favourite barista.
The scene has attracted many world-renowned baristas to settle in Melbourne. Any café could have a world champion barista inside making your fresh cup of coffee. Coffee aficionados also have their own unique take on how they enjoy their daily brew. It’s not always a simple latte or cappuccino - the barista really has to be on their game to keep up with orders like, “small decaf skinny latte, double shot, extra hot, less foam”.
These skilled artisans ensure the customer gets exactly what they want in their order- correct choice of milk, sugar, amount of foam and temperature, to name just a few of the components that go into making the perfect cup. Memorising their regulars’ orders is an essential skill and this is how they manage to build a dedicated customer base, offering great coffee and wonderful hospitality.
The choosiness Australians have developed when it comes to their coffee is a major nd challenge for some world-wide coffee chains, who are struggling to compete with the coffee industry in Melbourne. For many selfrespecting coffee aficionado, these are merely a drink store, not a coffee shop. Australians are inevitably disappointed by the lack of real cafés when visiting overseas.
比如：「Small decaf skinny latte, double shot with 2 sugars, extra hot, less foam」