THE name was inspired by a "sleepless city' graffiti tag and couldn't be more perfect for the city's latest caffeine fix.

Sleepless City Roasters has been opened only three weeks and is already brewing up curiosity amongst coffee-loving residents.

The business roasts its own coffee on site within view of the public and is the latest coffee drive-thru to open in town.

Owner Tim Burstow, who also runs Findo's Cafe on Margaret St, said there were three main areas to the shop, "the roastery, cafe and drive-thru".

"At its heart is great coffee," he said.

Sleepless City Roasters owner Tim Burstow is passionate about bringing quality coffee to Toowoomba.
Sleepless City Roasters owner Tim Burstow is passionate about bringing quality coffee to Toowoomba. Nev Madsen

"We aim to offer our customers a 'theatre' experience - they can hear the coffee being made and see the beans coming out of the roaster. It has everything in the one place."

No expense was spared in sourcing the best in technology with a $30,000 coffee machine from the Netherlands.

"When it came to buying the equipment I thought about what I would want in five years and just went for it straight away. I'll never own a car worth more than that," he said.

"We start with green coffee, which we buy seasonally. Then it gets put into the roaster and added to the coffee grinder. The whole process is on display.

"There's an art and science to it."

The micro-roastery also specialises in filter coffee which Mr Burstow said tasted nothing like the notoriously bad brews in the States.

"When people think filter coffee they think bad American coffee, but we're proud of ours. It's sweet, fruity and interesting," he said.

SLEEPLESS CITY ROASTERS

 Shop 4/538 Alderley Street,

 Open 7 days from 6am - 6pm

 Specialities include filter coffee and cold drip

 Search for Sleepless City Roasters on Facebook



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