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 […]

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 […]

FIKA BY THE SEA

Because of the long and warm November afternoon and evenings, the following fika guide was written specifically with a picnic at the beach in mind – but if the sea is not readily available to you, any body of water will do. A bucket of water. If you can find some sand, wiggle your feet […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH

Guatemala : Antigua Los Volcanes The Antigua region in Guatemala has long been renowned for producing some of the countries best specialty coffees. The coffee is cultivated under the shade of trees which protects it from the occasional frost in the colder months, and the volcanic soil is rich in minerals. This harvest is everything […]

LET’S GO TO COSTA RICA

I think, even though I’m feeling more optimistic about overseas travel happening again in my lifetime, I really want a holiday now. I know it doesn’t even begin to compare to the real thing, but they say that planning a holiday is 78% of the fun! I don’t know who ‘they’ are, but they sound […]

A CUPPA WITH TOM

The man, the myth, the legend – unfortunately wasn’t available when we conducted the interviews, so here’s Tom instead! And really, Tom is much better because he’s real and has real life super-powers. Coffee super-powers. So Tom, what do you do with Black Market Roasters? I’m head of service department, dispatch department and delivery department. […]

HOW NOT TO BE A COFFEE SNOB (WHEN YOU’RE A COFFEE SNOB)

I wouldn’t call myself a coffee snob. It’s not nice to call people coffee snobs so I extend that etiquette to myself, even though I am one. I don’t mean to be, it’s just that I like coffee. I love it, really. And I want each cup that I drink to be a celebration of […]

ADAPTOGENIC SMOOTHIES

Remember that time you went to Bali, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Byron Bay, Kathmandu, Pai, or Glebe? You woke up with the birds and did an hour of mind and body bending yoga by the sea, then to the local smoote (pronounced smoo-tay, as in caf-e) to sip the most wholesome, nourishing, blissful, hashtagged smoothie you’d […]

FIKAPAUS: SEPTEMBER EDITION

Have you seen this movie? It’s a documentary following Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief, and her staff as they put together their most renowned publication of the year – the September Issue. It’s basically what we do for the September Fika. Cut-throat decisions of which floral forward cake recipe to include, scouting trips to Morocco to […]