The state of the cafe industry

The State of the Cafe Industry There are 6,701 cafes right now in Australia, helping to contribute toward $4.4bn in revenue. 35% of cafes are in NSW and 28% in VIC and the industry is in its growth stage. What Does that All Mean? Basically it is saying that the industry as a whole is […]

Black Market Single Origins

  PNG TIMOR LESTE Bright Roast Waghi Valley Washed Lutlala Natural Yirgacheffe Kigibah estate sits in the stunning Waghi Valley of the Western Highlands surrounded by towering dark blue mountains. The estate is run by Bill Gardner, an Australian born, raised in PNG. As well as processing his coffee grown at Kigibah, Bill engages with […]

This Melbourne business has the solution to coffee waste

With Australia’s ever-growing cafe scene, coffee waste is a problem. The coffee grounds that are thrown out each day all contribute to landfill. Reground is a Melbourne-based business with a mission to help other business not let coffee waste end up in landfill. They change the current waste disposal system and redirect coffee waste to end […]

The Aussie Coffee Scene

Coffee culture in Australia is huge. Stopping by your local cafe for your preferred cup of joe and an avo toast has become part of the daily routine. Whether in the cafe or at home, Australians are always on the search for quality in their coffee, setting the coffee scene apart from those abroad. We’ve been […]

Five Gift Ideas for a Coffeeholic

Ah, Christmas. It’s a magical time of year, yet it always seems to creep up on you until you’re suddenly scrambling for present ideas. You need to find a good balance of getting something thoughtful, but not too out of budget. We all know someone that appreciates coffee – let’s be honest, most of us […]

How coffee can help your brain

Coffee is good for you, then it’s bad for you. This opinion will always fluctuate in the media. In general, we discovered that drinking coffee has numerous health benefits. So what about when it comes to your brain? As a stimulant, the immediate effects of drinking coffee include increased alertness, energy and mood. It can […]

Why loving coffee may be part of who you are

Let’s be honest, we drink coffee because it’s just good. A new study suggests that enjoying that morning cuppa may be a part of your genetic make-up. That’s right. Your morning ritual of turning on the coffee machine may be thanks to our ancestors who have guzzled espresso before us. The study was conducted by […]

Pie and Espresso with Miss Lilly’s Kitchen

Who: Miss Lilly’s Kitchen What: Pies, pastries and cakes…and some good coffee on the side 😉 Where: 571 King Street, Newtown 1. You describe yourself as a maker, baker and creator. What does a typical work day look like for you? Up earlyish and into the kitchen, coffee in hand, I organise the wholesale orders […]

Iced Coffee vs Cold Brew: What’s the difference?

It’s coming into Summer. This means our coffee orders may start changing from hot espresso to chilled. We’re not talking the decadent and lactose-loaded drink with ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate flakes that we’re talking about. You may have seen cold brew floating around cafes lately. You may find yourself at a cafe asking […]

Life After Pro with Kate Shore

What happens after you take one of our barista courses? We chatted to Kate Shore, who trained in our Pro course with us, and has found an awesome barista gig! Where are you currently working? The Pie and Grind Bakehouse in Fairlight. 2. What coffee and equipment do you work with? I’m working with Campos […]

Spring/Summer Single Origins

Sip your coffee in the sun with our delicious new single origins! COLOMBIA Huila Washed | Cashew, milk choc & citrus   Grown in fertile volcanic soil, this Colombian coffee is a perfect representation of the quality that such a large growing region can produce. Processed using the traditional washed method, this coffee was picked […]