Alison Waite (Ali) has worked in the Ipswich CBD for over 20 years. Originally a Jon Le Court hairdresser, where her taste for coffee was inspired. Ali has worked in many retail outlets within the CBD and is known for her smile and customer service. Ali's smile could be seen at such places as Eyeing You, Mathers and Priceline before they all departed from our CBD.
In 2009 Alison worked and later managed, a new coffee shop called Steam Espresso for then owners Neil and Jan Crabb. Steam Espresso was located at the Ipswich City Plaza, Bell Street, Ipswich.
In 2012, the business was sold, and Ali took the opportunity to explore other avenues of work.
By chance, in January 2014, the shop fell into Ali's lap. Ali has had the opportunity to return to her passion of coffee and great customer service. Infact, Ali is back at the original Steam Espresso Bar.
A new name, new beginnings, yet familiar faces, Ali is back with Caffeine Ali Espresso Bar (Coffee And Tea) along with a few of her favourite cats!.
Ali and her baristas (Dale and Jacinta) are professionally trained to ensure a perfect consistannt cup served up with a smile.
Caffeine Ali proudly serves coffee from the WOLFF Coffee Roasters, an Australian company with long Ipswich family ties. Wolff roasts the world's best coffees, from rare single origins to award winning blends.
For that great cup of coffee or tea give Caffeine Ali Espresso Bar a try next time your in Ipswich.
We are in the Ipswich City Plaza, right opposite the Ipswich train station.
Coffee contains lots of antioxidants (it's the biggest source of antioxidants in an average Western diet!) that help the body fight chemicals called “free radicals.” As a result, coffee drinkers are at a lower risk of diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease, Type II Diabetes, and Heart Disease. -Source: policymic.com