When long time friends Bonne and Tamare opened The Parlor Milkbar & Kitchen in 2011, they wanted to create an environment that felt comfortable and homely. Located in Beaumaris across from a golf course and down the road from the beach, it’s one of those cafes you’d be stoked to have as your local and you can feel the girls’ personalities coming through in everything they do. Friends for over 25 years, both have bubbly, engaging personalities and a serious eye for detail. Combine this with extensive hospitality and sales experience and they are a force to be reckoned with.
No wonder they chose to use Forza as their blend from Veneziano Coffee Roasters. The Italian word for strength, Forza plays to the coffee lover who wants bold flavours and intense body. While it is a medium roast, the addition of a world renowned and awarded Indian robusta gives a massive injection of flavour to this sweet and balanced four bean blend which also uses another coffee from India and two sourced from Brazil and Colombia. The roasters go multiple times a year to visit the farms and maintain their relationship with the growers and together with other members of the team from operations through to trainers, have accreditations as judges or barista/cupping champions and their combined experience is the company’s biggest asset.
Veneziano pride themselves on an impressive range of blends and ever changing single origin micro-lots, with Forza designed to be creamy and low in acidity to pair with milk, which is why the team at The Parlor love using it so much. Whether it’s the ladies who latte or the men like me who macchiato, this is a brew with the strength to go the distance.
You can enjoy Forza around Melbourne at –
The Parlor Milkbar & Kitchen – 40 Weatherall Rd Beaumaris
Smith St Alimentari – 302 Smith St Collingwood Finders Keepers – 89 Riversdale Rd Hawthorn Tavistock House – 387 Flinders Lane CBD
Redbrick Cafe – 215 Mont Albert Rd Surrey Hills
2 Brothers – 558 Mitcham Rd Mitcham