Artificer means craftsmenship. Craftsmanship and dedication to the art of coffee is exactly what Surry Hills’ newest café, Artificer, is all about. Bourke Street’s new, sleek-lined coffee space, think Japanese interiors meet Swedish minimalism, pays homage to coffee and coffee alone.
The coffee menu has been pointedly kept minimal. A small range of fresh, specially selected coffee beans feature for the week or until they’ve run out before being replaced by the next arrival. By keeping the purchases small, coffee lovers are guaranteed a super fresh, aromatic coffee that’s been personally selected by Artificer’s dynamic duo, Dan and Sho-ji.
These dedicated coffee maestros, Dan, previously of Salvage and Sho-ji, ex-barista at Mecca and Single Origin, have kept their focus simple and excelled at delivering good quality coffee. By not complicating things with a food menu or overly convoluted, fussy coffee options (no orange mocha frappuccinos here, guys), you’re free to find a nook along the clean lined comfy bench, sip your coffee and even have a good ol’ chat with Dan and Sho-ji.
The future plans for Artificer look bright. Further seating along the windowsill is in the process of being built as is the acquisition of a Portuguese coffee roasting machine which will sit proudly within the store providing freshly roasted coffee, not to mention a delicious aroma! Whilst sipping on this week’s Ethiopian-Guatamalan purchase, we were educated on the seasonally changing tastes of coffee and what’s set to be in store next week. Check out this week’s coffee beans if you’re keen or wait and see what’ll be happenin’ come next week!
Image credit: Sophia Fukunishi