FIKA: MAY EDITION

FIKA: MAY EDITION Do you know who does fika well? Italy. Do you know what they call fika in Italy? Tutto il giorno. Which means ‘all day’. This isn’t true, but I imagine that they don’t need a specific word for taking a moment of your day to enjoy and take in the surrounding beauty, […]

COFFEE OF THE MAY: LAOS BOLAVEN PLATEAU

Only a small portion of the coffee grown in Laos is Arabica and meets the quality criteria that us Aussies seek from our morning brew. We love adding a bit of variety to our line-up and this coffee is a good example of a great coffee from a region that we don’t normally associate with […]

A CUPPA WITH FRANCO

So Franco, what do you do with Black Market Roasters? Mainly I run different types of coffee courses (Fundamentals, Latte art and Advance barista course) also here and then I visit shops helping them on the coffee side. Take us through a typical day. Depending on the course or how early or late I get […]

COFFEE OF APRIL

BRAZIL FAZENDA CALIFORNIA COLD SOUL WINE I am very excited about this coffee.  It is one of two lots we purchased from this producer this year and they are both nothing short of epic! The owner of Fazenda California is Luiz Roberto S. Rodrigues and he is a pioneer of especially coffee in the area.  […]

CAFE OFFICE ETIQUETTE

Even though people are returning to the office, many of you were able to swing a few WFH days, which you have cleverly converted to WFTC (work from the cafe) days. If you are one of these clever ones, you’ll already have a grasp of what is acceptable practice. But for those who are looking […]

FIKA: FESTIVAL EDITION!

April is the month of public holidays. The month of which immersing oneself into the minutiae of time management, reviewing of pay slips, improving schedule efficiency, dissecting interstate migration patterns and corresponding financial fluctuations brings joy and exhilaration to millions of Australians across the land as they find the perfect combination of maximum time off, […]

COFFEE OF MARCH: TANZANIA MT KILIMANJARO

One day I’d like to climb this mountain. It is the highest mountain in Africa and stands 4900 meters tall above its plateau base. I like a challenge and a breathtaking view, and it is only more alluring when I consider strolling through this coffee plantation on my way up. The Mt Kilimanjaro coffee plantation […]

SELF PROPHETIC CHAIRS

I went to a dumpling bar the other week, and other than I like dumplings (and bao buns), the chairs were the winning factor in choosing this restaurant over the ramen bar next to it, or the Mexican joint a few stalls down. This is big. I really like dumplings, but I am existentially enraptured […]

FIKA: MARCH EDITION

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. I reckon it’s in my top four. Truly, I love it that much. I’ve just found out that most of my favourite veggies are in season this time of year. Sadly I didn’t know this earlier because of our access to all things all the time, but maybe […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH: INDONESIA

Blue Bianca Indonesia Year after year these guys produce amazing coffee. So it’s no surprise that we have it in the mix again on our 2022 line-up.  The wet-hulled processing method is unique to Indonesia and imparts flavours onto the coffee that are distinct.  The slightly fermented or pleasantly funky notes add a bit of […]

FIKA FOR FEBRUARY

It’s the last month of summer, and I want to enjoy every last bit of these long evenings, and fool myself into thinking humidity and the constant swishing of flies from the deliquescing camembert is the epitome of summer life. EAT Never so much has a recipe embodied fika in February than whipped feta with […]