‘Industry beans’, just plain rocking when coffee is your thing!

Warehouse 3, Cnr Rose & Fitzroy Streets
Fitzroy 3065

03 9417 1034

contact@industrybeans.com

Greeted by a smile and a food menu to boot, a view of delish looking sammies tied with brown paper and string, some beautiful cakes, and a coffee menu all of its own, industry beans is winning hands down on first impressions.

I have been to industry beans a couple of times now and as the newest ‘local’ in fitzroy, they are smashing it. The food is amazing and the service is awesome. If coffee is your thing then these guys will give you all the info and review on different beans that range from ‘banging’ to ‘just plain awesome’! Their eyes light up when you ask for filter beans for your aero-press and there is a surge of energy when you start holding your own in a coffee conversation!

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Set in an old converted warehouse, Industry beans splurges on simplistic personality and and is the perfect template for any fitzroy-esque waiter/waitress or coffee connoisseur to paint with their own take on hipster style.

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Whether its the fructose free, strawberry friand or the amazing GF avo smash with added bacon on the side, seated in the sunny courtyard again made from pellets or inside under a gas heater on a chilly day, you’ll be loving the superb smell of coffee and the sense that no matter where you went, you would definitely not be getting a better coffee!

The world’s best BANANA BREAD recipe!

I have Jenny from ‘Independence’ to thank for this one. When we were away on our honeymoon in the middle of nowhere, Jenny whipped up some banana bread (I stole a corner and man it was good). This is the GF /fructose-friendly version of hers. My theory is if you can make it on a boat in Vava’u then there is absolutely no reason that you cant make it at home with the creature comforts and ingredients in hand.

It was warm and sunny this morning and the world was singing the tune of banana bread! I put it on, went for a run and upon my return the house was wafting warm banana smells down the hallway and onto the street…

So the ingredients list…

  • 1 1/2 C sugar (I use 1C sugar and 1/2 C of glucose)
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 mashed bananas (the blacker the better)
  • 1tsp of vanilla bean paste (vanilla essence does the trick if you can’t find vanilla bean paste that is fructose/ inulin free)
  • 3 TBsp milk
  • 1 TBsp white vinegar (the secret ingredient of awesomeness)
  • 2 C GF flour mix
  • 1 tsp zantham gum
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

The all important instructions….

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Cream butter and sugar in bowl, then add eggs one at a time and mix in thoroughly. 

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3. Mash bananas on a plate and then stir through mixture

4. Add vanilla, milk and vinegar and stir through.

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5. Sift in dry ingredients

6. Once combined, line a loaf tin with baking paper, and pour in mixture.

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7. Bake for 45-55 mins until centre springs back and a knife comes out clean.

8. ENJOY