Coffee snobbery in Brisbane sees latte lovers paying over $10 for a cup

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Move over, Melbourne! Coffee snobbery in Brisbane sees latte lovers paying over $10 for a cup Bellissimo roaster in the northern state is selling a special blend for $15 per cup Experts said coffee-lovers are more likely to spend more for a unique experience Analysts also revealed coffee costs are being driven up by new milk alternatives

By Charlotte Karp For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:03 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 04:08 BST, 1 October 2019

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Coffee snobs in Brisbane have pushed the price a barista-made brew up to $15 a cup.

Experts revealed coffee-lovers in the northern state are willing to spend more on quality caffeine beverages made to reflect their individual tastes, rivalling Melbourne for the top spot of boutique coffee enthusiasts.

Michael Koo, co-owner of Brisbane-based cafe Bellissimo, told Daily Mail Australia the shift in attitude has come as rosters travel across the world to bring their customers new and exciting flavours.

Coffee snobs in Brisbane have pushed the price a barista-made brew up to $15 a cup (stock image)

Coffee snobs in Brisbane have pushed the price a barista-made brew up to $15 a cup (stock image)

'We pick new roasts by flying to Brazil, personally meeting with the farmers, and bringing back new flavours,' he explained, referring to 'geisha', which is one of the cafe's more expensive brews at $15 a cup.

'We serve some serious coffee drinkers and they really appreciate the variety we offer, and they're willing to pay for it.'

But the business owner also said the shift in attitudes toward coffee are a result of roasters wanted to educate their clients.

Michael Koo, co-owner of Brisbane-based cafe Bellissimo (pictured) said the shift in attitude has come as rosters travel across the world to bring their customers new and exciting flavours

Michael Koo, co-owner of Brisbane-based cafe

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