Stopping in on the Di Bella Drive Through

Disclaimer: I was invited to Di Bella Coffee and had my visit subsidised by Search Factory

 

I am a bit of a slut when it comes to coffee – I’ll drink just about any brand, as long as it’s available and close at hand. When I was working at a university, my coffee was from Merlo. When I worked in the city, it might have been Campos, Toby’s Estate and Di Bella Coffee. It was always ‘one regular skinny latte takeaway for Melissa, thanks’ and off I go.

These days, life has slowed down a little and I don’t have to suck down my caffeine as I powerwalk from meeting to meeting. So even though I was visiting the Di Bella Coffee drive through on Abbortsford Road in Bowen Hills, I decided to park the car and stop on in.

Di Bella Coffee Drive Through

Di Bella Coffee Drive Through

Stopping in on the Di Bella Coffee Drive Through turned out to be a good idea. They were doing a brisk morning trade – apparently there were plenty of customers needing quick takeaway coffees enroute to wherever their mornings were taking them. Walking through the door meant there was plenty of parking, there wasn’t a line and they have quite a pleasant covered outdoor seating area.

Di Bella Coffee Drive Through

Di Bella Coffee Drive Through

Di Bella Coffee Drive Through

Breakfast sesame bagel with bacon, spinach, egg and Hollandaise

The breakfast menu at the drive through was a little limited – there was a small selection of sweets and wraps in the fridge. However since they recently added breakfast bagels, I had to try one and it was lovely.

The bacon was crisp and salty (limp bacon is a tragedy), while the rich silky Hollandaise oozed over the egg. The only downside was the staffer had taken it straight out of the fridge cabinet and toasted it without microwaving it, resulting in the centre still being cold.

That said, my skinny latte was good and reasonably priced at $3.50 for a regular size.

Di Bella Coffee Drive Through

The real fun for me was perusing the Di Bella Coffee coffee beans one can purchase by weight. There were four on offer: Espresso, Felici, Modena and Premium. Smelling each of them was almost as addictive as drinking the stuff! Each could be purchased in smaller 250gm, 500gm bags or up to 1kg or 3kg. That’s a lot of coffee!

Di Bella Coffee Drive Through

Eco-conscious coffee drinkers might be interested to know that Di Bella Coffee‘s Crop to Cup Program makes them the only coffee company in Australia to source 100% of its beans directly from the farmer. It must be a lot of hard work liaising with farmers directly around the world, but it makes for a more consistent product.

Di Bella Coffee Drive Through

I picked up a 250gm bag of Di Bella Coffee‘s Felici blend, which is said to offer “a smooth and rounded profile that features cacao and rich dark chocolate aromas complemented by luscious chocolate flavours and a subtle acidity that is sure to leave you smiling”.

Di Bella Coffee Drive Through

And if you have a sweet tooth, they also have chocolate covered coffee beans in both milk and dark chocolate – my favorite!

 

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Disclaimer: I was invited to Di Bella Coffee and had my visit subsidised by Search Factory