10 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland, NZ, 0624
|Easy to miss but well worth the effort.|
While at Coffee Lab, Anna directed us to visit Lee, owner of Caffeine Corner in Devonport, a suburb of Auckland. Lee’s tiny cafe is not so easy to find, you will need to use all your senses for this one as he is tucked away in the entrance to a Japanese restaurant called Makoto Sushi & Danburi. But when you find him you won't be disappointed! We spotted Lee when he came around the corner in the restaurant as he was wearing a T-shirt from 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters which gave us much hope for superlative coffee! Lee is serving Coffee Lab beans: he was espressing his own blend of Coffee Lab’s current house blend with some of their Yirgacheffe to produce a lovely, delicious, smooth, creamy, brightly, lively espresso and cortado. Lee is a friendly and dedicated coffee aficionado of the specialty coffee arts, an excellent barista with top equipment. What a pleasant surprise!