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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

COFFEE OF OCTOBER – RWANDA INTANGO

Since cupping this coffee back in March I’ve been super excited to get my hands on it.  If I was going to turn my cupping notes into a legible sentence, it would read something like this.  “A warm mixed berry pie has just been pulled from the oven and sits cooling on the kitchen bench, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

JUNE NEWS

We have a launch date!! IT’S OFFICIAL, we will be opening our little tasting bar on the 1st of July. What’s it all about? Keep your eyes peeled and we’ll fill you in soon! SINDY SIN GIVES THE WAREHOUSE A LICK OF PAINT Local legend Sindy swoops in with this epic eagle!  We think it […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]