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Pourboy Espresso – Brisbane CBD

I’ve had the pleasure of drinking many of Mecca Espresso’s single origins via the second grinder at One Drop Specialty Coffee so I already had high expectations when I heard Pourboy Espresso was going to be the first espresso bar in Brisbane to be using Mecca Espresso beans and my expectations were most certainly met.

Pourboy serves up a mecca house blend consisting of Ethiopian boldgrain 34% Ethiopian Sidamo OCR 33% and Costa Rica Don Jose washed 33% which is known as the dark horse blend. In the second grinder they serve up various single origins via mecca. At the time of this review they were pouring a very smooth and chocolaty Guatemalan which I had in a picollo and was very impressed.

The staff are very friendly and the owners are very passionate about coffee which is of course a key criteria for any serious espresso bar / specialty coffee shop. The Brisbane CBD has been in dire need of a new cafe that serves up a bean like Mecca’s and I can easily predict that Pourboy will quickly become on of the CBD’s top hot spots within a matter of weeks.

Have you been to Pourboy Espresso? Click on the discussion link below to tell us what you think.


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26 Wharf Street, Brisbane CBD

Trading hours:
Mon – Fri : 6:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday : 7:00am – 2:00pm




Cleanskin Coffee Co.

When the former owner of one of my favorite cafe / roasters (caffeine espresso) decided to open up his own roasting operation I had high expectations. When I sat down with owner Mark Pearce and a few other espresso addicts for some sample shots of his new espresso blend “re:hab” I was blown away. Seriously, it was the best kick in the face double shot latte I have ever had. The standard of quality in this blend alone has raised the bar of what I consider a quality cup of coffee.


Cleanskin Coffee Co have many different blends on offer including my favorite single origin of all time their direct trade cuban blend which you absolutley must try. For more info check out