Coffee Culture

Coffee. We're all in search of the perfect cup.

From a tin shed in the Hills. To a cafe that looks like a science lab.

Perth is now home to some of the world's best brews.

State champion barista Michael Munroe is just 21, but this coffee connoisseur talks like a seasoned pro.

Michael runs North Perth cafe Addison and Steele, which recently made it onto a list of the 25 coffee shops around the world you have to see before you die.

It's serious coffee. There aren't many places that use a Japanese immersion method.

Even your standard flat white is measured to within point one of a gram.

And they're constantly tasting and refining.

"Now of course you don't have to go to the city to get a great cup of coffee. For something different and I mean different, wait til you see this place."

You won't find Bunsen burners at Bolt Coffee in Hazelmere. Steve Lomax roasts his beans on a good old Aussie barbecue.

Set among the trees where the chooks roam free, Steve's cafe is more hippy than hipster.

Perth's love affair with coffee is taking over our homes too.

Rick Hart says at his Kitchen Headquarters store, capsule machines are still the most popular.

If you've got a bigger budget, built in machines are the latest hit.

New research from coffee company Gilkatho shows that Perth is still the most expensive place in the country for coffee.

Addison and Steele - 448 Fitzgerald St, North Perth!/addisonsteelecoffee

Bolt Coffee Roasters - Amherst Rd, Hazelmere!/fractile