Perth Coffee Test

Reporter: Mark Gibson

We surveyed 25 cafes across Perth for regular and large, dine-in and take away coffees. Here are the price comparisons:

Coffee Survey
Business $Small /regular Dine-in $Large - Dine -in $Small/ Reg T/A $Large T/A
1 Elixir - Nedlands $3.90 $4.40 $3.90 $4.40
2 Esprezzo - Noranda $3.80 N/A $3.80 $4.80
3 Ristretto - Perth Take - Away Only $3.50 $4.30
4 IGA - Balcatta $1.99 special $4.50 n/a n/a
5 Coffee Club - Karryinup $4.50 N/A $3.30 $4.30
6 Epic- West Perth $4.20 N/A $3.80 $4.20
7 Sayers - Leederville $3.80 N/A $4.30 N/A
8 Atomic - Claremont $4.20 $4.80 $4.20 N/A
9 Gloria Jeans $4.25 One Size Only
10 Mooba $3.60 N/A $3.90 $4.90
11 McCafe - Melville $3.65 $4.10 n/a n/a
12 Muzz Buzz - Bentley $3.70 $4.70 Drive through only
13 Boucla - Subiaco $3.80 One Size Only
14 Milkd - North Perth $4.00 One Size only
15 King Street Café $3.95 N/A $4.80 N/A
16 Globe - Mount Lawley $3.80 $5 $4.30 $4.80
17 T5 Espresso -Joondalup $3.60 $4.40 $4.20 $5
18 Breaks - Fremantle $3.50 $4.00 $4.00 $5.00
19 The Merchant Café -Rockingham $3.90 $5 N/A $5
20 The Colony Coffee House of Midland $3.90 $4.50 $3.90 $4.50
21 Hoopla Espresso Kensington $3.90 $4.40 $3.90 $4.40
22 Caffissimo Perth $3.60 N/A $3.80 $4.30
23 Pizzaca - Scarborough $4.00 $4.50 $4.30 $5.00
24 Wolley Lattes - Wembley $3.90 $4.30 $3.90 $4.30
25 Kava Café - Bicton $3.80 $5.00 $4.20 ONE SIZE

We also tested the quality of coffee at 10 cafes across Perth. Our 5 judges were:

Petar Ceklic from www.perthcoffeescape.com

Lindsay McPhee from the West Australian newspaper.

Clairsy, Shane and Kymba from Mix 94.5's The Big Couch.

The judges went to 10 random cafes and marked the coffee out of 10 for temperature, flavour, presentation and service. Those 4 categories gave each coffee a score out of 40.

The results were as follows (with a total score out of 200):

Boucla, Subiaco Petar: 30 Lindsay: 34 Clairsy: 35 Shane: 37 Kymba: 34 Total: 170

Elixir, Nedlands Petar: 35 Lindsay: 32 Clairsy: 35 Shane: 36 Kymba: 24 Total: 162

Esprezzo, Noranda Petar: 27 Lindsay: 32 Clairsy: 34 Shane: 35 Kymba: 33 Total: 161

Woolly Latte's, Wembley Petar: 28 Lindsay: 30 Clairsy: 33 Shane: 30 Kymba: 22 Total: 143

One For The Road, Peppermint Grove Petar: 26 Lindsay: 32 Clairsy: 32 Shane: 22 Kymba: 25 Total: 137

Globe Coffee House, Mt Lawley Petar: 16 Lindsay: 26 Clairsy: 33 Shane: 33 Kymba: 24 Total: 132

Gloria Jeans, Victoria Park Petar: 15 Lindsay: 19 Clairsy: 31 Shane: 30 Kymba: 31 Total: 126

Dome, South Perth Petar: 21 Lindsay: 18 Clairsy: 32 Shane: 32 Kymba: 21 Total: 124

Muzz Buzz, Bentley Petar: 23 Lindsay: 21 Clairsy: 30 Shane: 16 Kymba: 18 Total: 108

McCafe, Melville Petar: 16 Lindsay: 14 Clairsy: 27 Shane: 14 Kymba: 21 Total: 92