**Special deal for Wednesday Legs readers mentioned at the bottom of this article.
It doesn’t look much from the outside travelling down Anzac Highway heading toward Glenelg, but travelling back towards the City, the mural on the side wall gives a hint there is something special on the inside.
Walking inside you’ll be treated by a warm welcome from the owners, and a deliciously tantalising smell of freshly ground coffee.
The owners are two Colombians – Carlos Diaz and Daniel Valencia.
Daniel has a degree in political science and a Masters degree in human resources, an is currently studying to be a Doctor at Flinders Uni. Daniel has also been a Barista for more than 4 years.
Carlos is an Industrial engineer currently undertaking an MBA in marketing at Unisa. He has been working in the hospitality industry for about 4 years.
As you know the King of the Mountain (KOM) is the award given to the best climber in any big cycling competition. Colombian cyclists in the 80’s (also in the last few years) were know to be the best climbers mostly focusing on the KOM classifications. Columbia also has some of the best coffee in the world from the Columbian mountains, so it seemed like an obvious fit to call the cafe KOM.
KOM is more than a cycling cafe, it’s a Colombian coffee shop serving exquisite premium coffee, of course from the Mountains of Colombia, and pastries and cakes. It just so happens that cyclist love high quality coffee, so the cafe has built a reputation for a great stop off for cyclists.
The beans KOM use is are 100% organically grown Colombian beans (single origin), from Columbian Connection. These beans come from different regions in Colombia, letting us offer variety in flavours and coffee profiles. You can find more information at http://colombianconnection.com.au
The Mural on the outside wall was painted by Sam Brooks.
Oh, if you mention Wednesday Legs in August and the first 2 weeks of September, they’ll
upgrade a small coffee into regular.
And the bike on the wall, it’s a Mantci.
More about them in the future.