Best flat white in WA made by Albany’s Haz Beanz according to online platform

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
Haz Beanz' Keith King and Jess Curran.
Camera IconHaz Beanz' Keith King and Jess Curran. Credit: Laurie Benson

The secret ingredient to a good flat white is not in the beans or even the milk — it is love according to Haz Beanz owner Jess Curran.

Last week, the popular coffee spot based at the Albany foreshore marina was named the maker of the best flat white in WA by online platform Wotif in its Uniquely Aussie Awards.

Ms Curran said the cafe, which she and partner Keith King officially took over earlier this month, was just a “good place to be”.

She said you could get bogged down talking about the technical elements of a good coffee but a lot of the time it comes down to “being consistent” and “being made with love, served in a happy environment and shared with good friends.”

“We’ve got a really good team here as well that has been long-standing,” she said.

“You recognise people and they come back because you know their names and you know their order.

“A flat white is more than just a coffee — it’s like wine, it’s who you share it with.”

Haz Beanz will represent WA in the national finals of the awards as they vie to be named the best in the country.

Ms Curran said she had not previously been aware of the awards.

“We are very humbled and very grateful to Don, our previous owner, for setting the bar so high,” she said.

“He set a standard that we all strive to keep up.”

In other award categories Zebedee Springs was named best hot springs, the Re Store was named best sandwich, WA Botanic Garden was named best botanic gardens, best room service went to Warders Hotel and Gage Road Freo was named best brewery.

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