There’s a buyers’ agent in Melbourne who considers the quality of an area’s café scene to be a big factor in its future growth prospects. When scoping up and coming suburbs, he’ll go order a coffee from a local haunt – if it’s crap, he leaves; if it passes the taste test, he’ll take a look around.
I love coffee more than most people I know. I’ll drink four to six cups of the stuff on an average day. If I haven’t had one by mid-morning, I’ll start to get about as desperate as Lindsay Lohan on day three of a rehab program.
In Melbourne, the coffee capital of Australia, they’re just as nutty about the stuff. In fact, that particular buyers’ agent I mentioned earlier firmly reckons an evolving coffee scene is one sure sign of early gentrification – a prime driver of property price growth.
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