Canberra / Coffee

Bedst – Great coffee

Bedst – Introduction

Bedst is a relative newcomer on the canberra coffee scene which unashamedly promotes coffee beans roasted in Nordic countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Their reasoning is that these countries tend to produce roasted beans that lead to bright, light, vibrant cups of coffee rather than deep, brooding strong examples.

It is interesting to consider from our lens where we do a similar thing importing natural wines from France where the natural wine movement there has been at the forefront of the movement to producing red wines that are lighter and brighter than their counterparts in Australia and the United States. Many of the wines we import are perfect for sipping chilled outside on a warm summer day.

And we find that coffee that hasn’t been overroasted provides a much more pleasurable drink with many more nuances than their heavily roasted counterparts.

We had a very pleasant morning espresso here followed by a light and bright pourover – both were well-made and very bright.

As we write this story the specific beans types that we had when we visited Bedst are not available any longer, but you can look up what to expect on their Web site here.

From the list we are looking at their are beans from Dak in Amsterdam, as well as a number of different coffees from the legendary Tim Wendelboe of Oslo in Norway. There is also a naturally processed coffee from Sweven which was founded by Jimmy and Aga Dimitrov, of Bristol in the United Kingdom.

We can absolutely recommend this place.

Additional information

Name: Bedst

Street: Unit 185, 20 Allara St

Suburb: Canberra, 2601

State: ACT

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 7am – 2pm, Sat 8am – 12 noon

We have included Bedst in our summary of places we enjoyed visiting in Canberra.