Have you ever noticed that when it comes to convenience, quality and timeliness – you can generally only choose two? For example, if you want excellent coffee, chances are you either have to go out of your way to get it or you’ll have to run the risk of being late for work waiting for it. Similarly, if you want something quick and convenient, it’s likely not going to blow your socks off in terms of quality. This very conundrum is what compelled long-time pals and hospo heavyweights Tristan and Kassia Grier (Barrio and Harvest), Brooke Hudson (co-founder of Harvest) and Michael Annetts (managing director) to open their first coffee dispensary in Bangalow back in 2014. The formula for consistently great coffee on-the-go proved to be a winner, as the group has gone on to replicate it in Byron Bay, Port Douglas and now here on coast. Born from their own experiences as sleep-deprived new parents, hospitality workers and airline crew juggling shift work and family commitments, Sparrow Coffee Co has been designed for busy people. Rather than simply adding a takeaway option to a broader cafe offering, Sparrow has been built around the takeaway experience with the option to sit-in as secondary. The result is a streamlined grab-and-go experience that will have you sufficiently caffeinated and back on the road in a jiffy.
Sparrow’s new nest isn’t immediately visible from the roadside, however those who detour off the main thoroughfare are rewarded with quality Allpress Espresso flowing through the machines. There’s ample parking out the front and you can pre-order via Sparrow’s app (Apple or Play) so your morning pick-me-up will be ready when you are. Rounding out the trifecta, Sparrow’s baristas are trained to pump out high volumes of orders ensuring every single one tastes exactly like the one from yesterday and the day before. There are no surprises here, just consistently good coffee. Don’t take our word for it, swing by Sparrow’s new Burleigh Heads hub to see for yourself. The Sparrow Coffee Co crew have grand plans for expansion across the Gold Coast so something tells us you’ll be getting well acquainted with this little birdie.
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