COFFEE OF THE MONTH: MARCH

BURUNDI MAGEYO – AWAKA PROJECT  Burundi is one of my favourite origins! So I’m pretty excited about this coffee landing in our warehouse and look forward to the aromas complex flavours over the next 4 weeks. This small washing station may be small but it produces coffee with some big flavours!  The cup profile is […]

MARCH NEWS

FINALLY INTO THE THICK OF IT…. After months of planning and waiting for approvals we have finally begun all out construction in our warehouse. It is officially a mess! After some extensive plumbing works, the carpenters are working away and will slowly transform the space into the coffee haven that we dream it to be. […]

Why use a recipe?

Yesterday I made some cherry shortbread cookies. I had a recipe but didn’t follow it, rather just eye-balled this, approximated that. They tasted okay (it being about 50% sugar and 50% butter and all), but I didn’t measure the cherries, got a bit overzealous and voila! A gloopy, pink blob of a cookie. Not the […]

CAFE IDENTITY: THE BEACH SIDE BAKERY/CAFE

You’re going camping. Not hard core, hike three days in and out mountain bring your own everything or you will surely die type camping, but a ‘pack the surfboards, bikes and an esky we’re heading to the beach’ type camping. And let’s just say you’re not going to be making your own coffee (though you […]

FIKAPAUS : MARCH EDITION

March’s Fika is all about a few things that are really great, but don’t mke a big song and dance about it. Take March for example, a shoulder month. It’s Autumn, but doesn’t have the public holidays that show pony April has, but still has great qualities. Surely. I guess it’s still kind of warm. […]

New BMR family addition is in the waters

With January behind us, we are well and truly into the year and looking forward to picking up some of our major projects again. This month we will throw ourselves into continuing our warehouse fit-out and make sure we are more than ready to accept our brand new Giesen roaster when it arrives in March […]

DOSING CHAMBER OF SECRETS

You know that recipes are important, nay, crucial to making consistent coffees across time and space (i.e. time after time, and the space between you and the customer or fellow barista you are trying to communicate how to make this spectacular coffee. Yes, that was a stretch.) Let’s get a bit more into the nitty […]

INSTANT CAFFEINATION

I began research into the second wave of coffee, ready to titillate you with coffee chains and orange mocha frappuccinos, when I discovered a gaping hole of an oversight in my previous overview. It’s so big I think it deserves its own movement – the one point fifth wave of coffee. INSTANT. Whatever your feelings […]

FIKAPAUS! FEBRUARY EDITION

Here’s your February fika guide guys! This one’s like a parabola, it’s a bit Brigit Jones-ish in the middle, but picks up on either side with some high brow arts and science. Read: Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko I’ve just started reading this, and so far, so good! (that just reminded me I haven’t […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH

PNG Baroida AX Washed By Jess Hol I like that this estate, ‘Baroida Estate’, is named after a spirit that subsists in a large river rock. The legend goes the large rock sits in one of the main rivers flowing through the estate and has stubbornly remained in the middle of the river for as […]

BEST COFFEE TO KICK OFF 2021

Guatemala Antigua Pastores The image of this towering volcano has me dreaming of travel and thinking about which coffee region we’ll hit up as soon we get the opportunity to throw off our shackles. I get the feeling 2021 is going to be a great year, and have chosen this coffee because I think it […]

LA SYMPHONIE DU CAFE

Have you heard of this symphony before? This masterpiece, this triumph of sound ingenuity? You bet you have! But you may not have known it’s name. It is a largely unappreciated piece, but inspired Hemmingway, Scott F. Fitzgerald, and J.K. Rowling to write their influential masterpieces. It is a work so wonderful, so unique yet […]