DO YOU HAVE AN ALTITUDE PROBLEM

I once had a customer who would come in, talk shop for an hour or so, tell me what coffee he’d been drinking lately, tell me about the best coffee he’d ever had (made it himself), would ask me if I had any beans available that were grown 2000 masl or higher, and would get […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH! Indonesia Wahana Estate

Spring is in the air and with it comes my appetite for cold brew and bright roast filter coffees. Especially ones that are reminiscent of the summer fruits we start to see at this time of year. So it only seems right  that my pick for this month is this amazing Indonesian coffee from Wahana […]

COFFEE OF JULY: BRASIL

Brasil Fazenda California This double ferment coffee is challenging the way we think of coffee from this region.  Those who have sampled a few coffees from Brazil in their time, would not argue that Brazilian coffees typically have a flavour profile that consists mostly of nuts and dark chocolate.   In recent years, experimental processing methods […]

COFFEE OF JUNE: MYANMAR

I am in no doubt that over the years of your coffee drinking career, you have paused, marvelled, and pondered how coffee puts the world not just on your doorstep, but in your mouth. As I’m writing this I’m in southern Sydney, sipping coffee that was grown in Ethiopia, roasted in Denmark, sent via a […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH: DR CONGO

In recent years DR Congo is re-emerging as a coffee origin.  This is the 3rd crop we have purchased in as many years and the region is showing us what it is capable of.  Many small cooperatives are now in action and working together to increase the quality of their coffee.  This coffee is from […]

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. […]

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 […]

COFFEE OF NOVEMBER

  ROASTERS CHOICE – ETHIOPIA WUSH WUSH After months of waiting, our Ethiopian coffees have finally arrived!  Held up by logistic problems fuelled by COVID and politics (Ethiopia was left without any communication channels for several weeks) our shipment which was expected to arrive early August has finally arrived!   Whilst we have a few Ethiopian […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH

WHAT’S JESS DRINKING THIS MONTH? My pick for this month is a special coffee from Honduras.  As an espresso it is bright and vibrant! Imagine a wicker basket overflowing with cherries, flowers, orange, peach, strawberries and lime and your on your way to imagining how it feels to drink this coffee.   Whilst roasted for […]

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 […]

Sparkle: Our Special 2019 Christmas Coffee

Christmas is around the corner! This special time of year calls for a special coffee blend. We’ve matched two amazing honey-processed coffees. This stunning blend of Sumatra Kerinci and El Salvador Villa Galicia creates a juicy orange and peach-like acidity, rich flavours of chocolate, ripe berries, pinot & black berry. Drink black, with milk or […]