by The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Wednesday 23 February 2011

If you’re craving a small tutorial with your cup of joe, head straight to Mecca Espresso in Sydney’s inner-city ‘burb, Ultimo. With a dedicated coffee education and demo area for masters classes and tastings, Mecca’s Harris St. space is here to help you sort your Hario siphons from your Aeropresses and everything in between.

Whether you’re a connoisseur or novice, Mecca offers the chance to learn all about the latest in brewing techniques, as well as the key to pairing your beans with everything from charcuterie to chocolate. And if all this learning gets you inspired – or, in need of a caffeine jolt – the shop’s modern interior is chock full of brewing hardware and single origin beans from Ethiopia to Panama, and Kenya to Colombia. So whether it’s simply a solid cup of coffee you’re after, or a bit more knowledge, look towards Mecca.