[Sydney] After drinking so many cups of coffee in Sydney over a two week period, I have decided that my favourite cup was from Artificer.

During the previous years, I would have varied orders from iced coffee, mocha to cold brew, but I stuck to ordering latte from all the cafes this time round.

Artificer Specialty Coffee & Roastery is all about coffee, and they do it well.

Craftsmanship and devotion to the preparation of coffee – no cakes, no pastries, no sandwiches, no tea, just coffee.

Owners Dan Yee (Air Coffee, Salvage) and Shoji Sasa (Single Origin, Mecca) give an incredible feeling of professionalism, source the beans on their own and roast them on-site.

Artificer feels like the neighborhood’s coffee place, where there is a steady stream of people picking up takeaways, some come with their children or dogs or both. One or two stay put in a corner, seemed to read a chapter of a book before going.

So much serenity.

The décor incorporates those Japanese-Nordic styles, with an executive brass counter, plywood walls, but you won’t miss the silver Synesso espresso machine. A world-class coffee roasting machine sits at the back.

A 6oz goes for AUD$4, Manual Filter AUD$6, and Cold Brew by Salvage Specialty Coffee at AUD$5.

The seasonal blend I got (30% Brazil, 70% Columbia) was ultra-smooth; the caffeine would not hit you immediately, coming in slow and gentle.

With only a coffee menu, this shop separates those who seriously love coffee from the fashionable brunch.

The minimalist décor makes sure you focus on important things – your cup and the wonderful baristas.

Artificer Specialty Coffee Bar & Roastery
547 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Opening Hours: 7:00am – 3:00pm (Tues – Fri), 8:00am – 1:00pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Mon
Google Maps – Artificer

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