ST. ALi // Specialty Coffee

Tim Varney pays a visit from Oslo…

Posted in 1 by mattjohn on December 29, 2009

BOXING DAY CLEARANCE SALE (6AM ONWARDS) SENSORY LAB @ DAVID JONES

Posted in Sensory Lab at David Jones by mattjohn on December 25, 2009

Grab a bargain or two at the ‘Clearance table’ at Sensory Lab at David Jones, before they all go.

Great coffee equipment products starting from as low as $3 bucks for espresso cups and saucers (in black, beige and orange) to $150 for an electric conical burr grinder by Delonghi, normally priced at $190! Bialleti Stove tops are also heavilly reduced.

Other BOXING DAY SALE clearance highlights:

  • Mini Mazzers (Stainless Steel version) reduced to $650 (normally $850) – 3 left. You can’t get better than that!
  • Grindstein knock boxes reduced to $24 (normally $45).
  • Barista kits including specialty equipment such as tamper hanger stands, grinder minders, Cafelatt cleaning range, Pallo grinder cleaning brush $15 and the coffee tool kit $12

SENSORY LAB SPECIALTY COFFEE – DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR

Posted in Sensory Lab at David Jones by mattjohn on December 23, 2009

Have your favourite Specialty coffees mailed to your door as often as you like…

Sensory Lab at David Jones has come up with an amazing idea. Have your freshly roasted specialty coffee by Sensory Lab delivered directly to you, every week, fortnight or month! You can select from their exclusive S-1, S-2, S-3 blends or receive the Roaster’s Choice ‘Single Origin’ blend. Their master roasters will examine a single origin coffee in peak season and roast it fresh on rotation every second Thursday of the month. This offering is exclusive to coffee subscribers only.

Sensory Lab Coffee Subscriptions

Sensory Lab Coffee Subscriptions - available now

You’ll get to enjoy our exclusive Sensory Lab coffee blends, juicy single origins and previews of new coffees before they are available to the public. Each coffee you subscribe to will come with an online certificate with information about the journey of this particular coffee.

Join the Sensory Lab Coffee subscription club and enjoy freshly roasted specialty coffee every day.

XMAS TRADING HOURS

Posted in Sensory Lab at David Jones, ST ALi. // Latest news by mattjohn on December 22, 2009

1. ST. ALi  – SPECIALTY COFFEE
12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne. P: (03) 9686 2990

*We will be closing at 5pm on 24th of December

  • CLOSED: Christmas Day (25th Dec) & New Years Eve & Day (31st Dec – 1st Jan)
  • OPEN: 26th of December – 3rd of January 8am-3pm
  • Normal trading hours will resume thereafter


2. SENSORY LAB @ DAVID JONES
297 Little Collins St, Melbourne  (David Jones Little Collins St entrance). P: (03) 9643 2222

DECEMBER ’09

  • Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd: 9am-12 midnight
  • Thursday 24th: 8am-6pm
  • Friday 25th (Christmas Day): CLOSED
  • Saturday 26th (Boxing Day): 6am-12 midnight
  • Sunday 27th – Wednesday 30th: 9am-9pm
  • Thursday 31st  – 9am-9pm

JANUARY  2010

  • Friday 1st Jan: 12noon – 5pm
  • Saturday  2nd: 9am-7pm

Normal trading hours will resume thereafter


3. OUTPOST by ST. ALI
9 Yarra St, South Yarra. P: (03) 9827 8588

Normal Trading hours during the holiday period:

  • 7am-5pm Monday-Friday
  • 8am-4pm Saturday/Sunday
  • Except for: Christmas Eve – close 3pm
    Christmas, Boxing, New Year Eve and New Years day
    – closed


4. LIAR LIAR CAFE
90 Kinkora Rd, Hawthorn. P: (03) 9818 8864‎

  • Normal trading hours during holiday period
  • CLOSED: Christmas, New Years Eve and New Years day

FINAL ST. ALi BLOG FOR 2009

Posted in ST ALi. // Latest news by mattjohn on December 22, 2009

This year has been monumental.

We hosted Geoff Watts from Intelligentsia in Chicago (and LA) and Meiko the Siphon champion from Tokyo, we made loads of new friends and reacquainted with some old ones. Tim Varney and Tim Wendelboe in Oslo, the boys from Giesen in The Netherlands, the guys from Schuilenburg in Brussels, Mr Schmidt from Probat, Flori form Mercanta Coffee Hunters in London, Anita Le Roy from Monmouth Coffee in London, James Hoffmann from Square Mile in London, to mention just a few.  We also had the pleasure of drinking coffee from the most silent of machines by Gwilym Davies the current WBC champion and all round nice guy.  Our team went on loads of field trips in search of the best coffee and thirst for knowledge to continue our strive for excellence.

Eric Perkunder had faith that we would take care of his beloved Slayer. He was a very generous host to Matt, who still hasn’t stopped talking about the wrestling. Ryohei-San and the guys from Hario, their beautiful products are being enjoyed by many.  Mr Horiguchi gave us access to some rare micro-lot coffees through his coffee buying group, Coffee Lovers Family.

We helped many such as The Brood Box, the Final Step and Globe cafe enter the world of specialty coffee, we opened Outpost, which Matt Preston loved, Sensory Lab at David Jones, which is “bringing good coffee to the masses”, and featured guest coffees from Square Mile, Tim Wendelboe, Monmouth, Seven Seeds and others.  We also had our coffee guest featured overseas including Fernandez and Wells in London.

We worked with Street Smart to help street kids, we did some nice things (including sponsoring the Golden Bean Awards and spending some face time with Andrew Ford at his Mountain Top plantation in Nimibin).  We also need to especially thank Ben Cooper and Toshi Ishiwata who both demonstrated a relentless commitment to coffee and food pairing and in so doing have championed this space in Australia and possible the world.

Ben would also like to thank Bob Hart for his continuing support and belief in his food.  Thanks also to Paul Wilson who was a guest chef at one of the country of origin dinners.

… and 2010 is so exciting with the opening of our green bean warehouse and new roastery.

And finally, we are open right through because we want to keep the love going except for Christmas day (because our mums want to see us) and New Years day (because we will be obliterated).

love,
The St Ali Family

/Related article: Sal, Toshi and Bruce’s coffee tour

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ST. ALi – Trading Hours for Xmas & New Year

*We will be closing at 3pm on 24th of December

  • CLOSED: Christmas Day (25th Dec) & New Years Eve & Day (31st Dec – 1st Jan)
  • OPEN: 26th of December – 3rd of January 8am-3pm
  • Normal trading hours will resume thereafter

SENSORY LAB – YOU TUBE CHANNEL

Posted in Sensory Lab at David Jones, ST ALi. // Latest news by mattjohn on December 14, 2009

Keep an eye out for all the updates on the Sensory Lab You Tube Channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/SensoryLabCoffee

SENSORY LAB ON 7PM PROJECT

Posted in Sensory Lab at David Jones, ST ALi. // Latest news by mattjohn on December 10, 2009

SENSORY LAB – HERALD SUN

Posted in Sensory Lab at David Jones, ST ALi. // Latest news by mattjohn on December 8, 2009

OUTPOST REVIEW

Posted in ST ALi. // Latest news by mattjohn on December 7, 2009

Flavor of the month…

Posted in ST ALi. // Latest news by mattjohn on December 7, 2009

it has that kind of lead up feel… 24 days till santa. crazy busy everywhere but ignoring the deadlines. ’09 has been a super year for specialty coffee in australia and we embrace the next with love in our hearts and a dream to fight the powers that be. Sensory Lab has been embraced by the people… syphon is the new black… and as flavor flav said ‘elvis was a hero to most…’