Sunday, May 25, 2014

Double or Nothing - For a Decent Brew!

Good blast on the Gixer this morning and the fork seals are, happily, working as intended. Starting at Nerang we headed to Mudgeeraba to do Springbrook, dropping down the Pine Creek road, hanging a left and then over the border to NSW and, finally, Tyalgum.

Why? 
To try out a variety of different roads, and go back in time to get a brew at Dave's newfound cafe - Flutterbies. 'Cause if there's one thing guaranteed with our rides, we'll end up getting a coffee somewhere.
The route involves a good mix up of riding, from tight twisties and wooden-topped bridges (read slippy), to open roads and long sweepers. It keeps you on your toes, and kneedown is easy enough if you want it. It was the first good test of the forks to check if they were going to bottom out, leak or just chuck me off the bike. The only thing they did was get close to bottoming so another click on compression and we'll see how it goes. Sorted.




Flutterbies - looks small from out here, but the gold's inside and it's massive! Seating for a hundred apparently.



The coffee house within the cafe... yep, it's pretty cool. And Bryan was once known to smile, but I don't believe a word of it. 


Coffee menu. The closest I ever got to an exquisite coffee was upgrading from plain Nescafe to Gold Blend. Expect some different flavours when you try these little beauties! Think fine wine connoisseur.


Friday nights and it opens as Flutterbucks (don't say that when you're three sheets to the wind), and consists of pizza, cocktails and live music. Wish I lived closer now.




Loving the decor! Owner Archaeus Adidam knows a thing about knocking up a cock-on brew, and is probably the only coffee expert I've ever met. He roasts the beans himself, can tell you exactly what to expect from each blend, and why a lot of the coffees you drink get ruined when roasted. Top man!

So, if you need a coffee, and no one else can help you, and if you can find him, maybe you can hire the A... umm, get yourself down to Double or Nothing in Tyalgum. Sorted.