BOX DIVVY

We love to support local businesses and social enterprises. We’d love to say that it’s because we’re really philanthropic community warriors, but it’s more because our neighbours are the likes of Poor Tom’s, Baba’s Place, and The Factory and easy to ‘support’ these places when really we just like being there. We’ve another great addition […]

FIKA FOR MY FAVOURITE SEASON

I know not all of us are summer people, and I used to be one of those. But now I’m not not a summer person, January is my favourite. Yes it’s hot and sticky and blah blah I don’t want to hear it because think of those loooong afternoons! There’s no errands to run, just […]

A CUPPA WITH DAN

We love our team at Black Market Roasters. We’re a merry band of talented, passionate, kind, funny, and sometimes odd folk, who love all things coffee, but more than that, are really great people to have in each other’s lives. Each person brings that je ne sais quoi to the BMR family, and I have […]

A BIT ABOUT BURUNDI

Last month we featured this coffee from Burundi, and thought you know what? Not many of us know much about Burundi other that it makes delicious cup. So here is snapshot of the country who’s history and current circumstances are more complex than the coffee it produces.  

COFFEE OF JANUARY: BURUNDI

I love January, it’s one of my favourite months, so I’ve selected one of my favourite origins to highlight the season. BURUNDI.  This epic coffee is from a specialty mini washing station called Agehore coffee located in the Gitega province. I love that these guys strive for the best and I just can’t get enough […]

We give you the gift of a gift guide!

I’m terrible at thinking of good presents for my loved ones. General acquaintances are no problem – here, have some shortbread. Merry Christmas and be on your way. But loved ones are tricky. Actually caring about the person can make for a burdensome shopping experience. Do you get them something they need or something they […]

POOR TOMS X BLACK MARKET COCKTAIL

We’ve got the best neighbours.  You know those ones who give you cups of sugar, baskets of eggs from their productive chickens and bottles of spirits to drink and play with? Yep. They’re our neighbours! Poor Toms’ distillery and Black Market’s roastery have become great drinking buddies and are serving up a Cold Brew and […]

A VERY CHRISTMAS FIKA TO YOU!

I love traditions. I have new ones every year.  Part of their charm is the promise of a more meaningful season, a chance to slow down and enjoy the moments of the seasons: the first kiss of sunburn, ashflakes falling from a nearby bushfire, each one unique in its own way, and enjoy them with […]

COFFEE OF DECEMBER – NAUGHTY ELF

When the reminder popped up on my calendar, it was like a slap across the face. Christmas blend, already!!! So yep, here it is.  Introducing our Naughty Elf Blend.  Made up of three epic coffees. Indonesia – Blue Bianca Estate, Wet Hulled, Nicaragua – Peralta Estate Miriam Microlot, Natural, Anaerobic ferment & Colombia – Huila, […]

WHAT COFFEE DO YOU WANT?

You think you want a coffee, but it’s a big world of coffee out there and your decision making facilities haven’t had the caffeine required to fire them up. Here’s your proxy coffee decider. Feel free to print out a copy to have on hand for when you’re second in line in the cafe queue […]