World class coffee waiting at Roasted Bean Bar opening
WORLD class coffee is coming to Roma, and there's never been a better time to fuel your need for caffeine.
The opening of the Roasted Bean Bar is this Saturday at the Club Hotel. The craft coffee bar is a first of its kind for Roma.
"We're using a very high quality roasted bean and have installed a innovative design under bench coffee machine which would be hard to find in Brisbane," owner of Club Hotel Chris Van'tHof said.
"We've set the bar extremely high now, the coffee roasted beans we're using - Soho Coffee Roasters - have been voted the best roasted beans in Australia for two years in a row."
The idea for the Roasted Bean Bar has been in the pipeline for over a year, with a world renowned barista training the staff for the last four months in preparation for the launch.
"We had one of the best of the best in terms of baristas training the staff as we want to be very particular in how we make the coffee," he said.
"Roma is a big coffee drinking town, my business has to evolve and bring patronage to the hotel in the morning.
"I didn't want it to be just another coffee shop so I did a massive amount of research to make sure we have the best of the best in terms of craft coffee and machinery."
Mr Van'tHof said the coffee machine they are using is one of the best in Australia to ensure a perfect coffee every time.
"The inventors of Brewbar are from Queensland and the inventor's wife is the daughter of a local in town," he said.
"Everything has been finetuned. We had a soft opening this morning and told the customers to try the coffee before adding sugar, and not one of them needed to add sugar after."
The Roasted Bean Bar will be open from 7am Saturday for the launch, with every member who signs up through their loyalty program getting their first coffee free.
"That's how confident we are with how good our coffee is," Mr Van'tHof said.
There will also be a selection of cold brew on tap, nitro coffee, snacks and breakfast foods available, with Mr Van'tHof also investing in a special oven that works extremely efficiently.
The Roasted Bean Bar will be open then onwards Monday to Fridays from 5am and on Saturdays from 7am.