Canberra’s The Cupping Room – a local flavour journey!

As of 1 January 2018, the management of the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy transferred from In The City Canberra to the City Renewal Authority. Views expressed in these articles may not reflect the views of the Authority.

In The City Canberra (ITCC) aims to support the best attractions Canberra’s CBD has to offer – including favourite tried and tested coffee haunts! For those who find themselves pounding the pavements of City West and in need of caffeine, rest assured as there are many fabulous options including Xchange on London, TwentyOne Cafe & Groceries, Mocan and Green Grout, amongst others. Included in the delicious mix, is The Cupping Room.

The Cupping Room has established itself as a significant branch of Canberra’s largest specialty roaster, supplier and award-winning coffee brand, ONA. Food bloggers across the ACT and Australia consistently lavish praise upon the concept café, not only for the quality coffee, but interesting and tantalisingly good food.

But what of the name? Cupping is the process that roasters and growers use to judge one another’s produce without bias. ONA aims to share this experience with their customers through casual Q&A or in a more formal setting, through participation in their Barista courses.

The clever coffee-crew from ONA regularly engage in national and international competitions, with many notable successes ensuring when you visit The Cupping Room, you’re not just guaranteed a great coffee, but one that has been crafted with ‘words best’ in mind.

ITCC is proud to have included The Cupping Room amongst our top Canberra CBD coffee locations, and looks forward to seeing how the innovative and talented team continue their quest to put Canberra on the world coffee map, one bean at a time!