We give you the gift of a gift guide!

I’m terrible at thinking of good presents for my loved ones. General acquaintances are no problem – here, have some shortbread. Merry Christmas and be on your way. But loved ones are tricky. Actually caring about the person can make for a burdensome shopping experience. Do you get them something they need or something they […]

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 […]

FERMENTING WITH YEAST INOCULATION. YUMMO.

Inoculation is to introduce microorganisms, vaccines, or sera by inoculation. You know this because, thanks to the coronavirus, inoculation is currently on trend. In vogue. Hip. Not since frosted tips and razor scooters has such a trend dominated the entire globe. But, as you have deduced correctly, coffee does not have coronavirus, so what does […]

HOW DOES WATER PRESSURE AFFECT ESPRESSOS?

Did you know that pressure does things to other things? It does! It turns coal into diamonds. It turns beers with friends into tequila shots. And it turns coffee into espressos! Pressure is great! We are constantly exerting and experiencing some form of force. We are at the same time being pulled down by gravity, […]

HOW DOES WATER TEMPERATURE AFFECT ESPRESSO?

Water is a somewhat necessary part of our existence, and unless you eat coffee your beans straight out of the bag, it’s a necessary part of a coffee’s existence. It’s a complex topic, very scientific, definitely getting into some high brow coffee snobbery with chemical equations and variables and such and so forth, so we’ll […]

HOW DOES WATER TEMPERATURE AFFECT YOUR ESPRESSO?

Water is a somewhat necessary part of our existence, and unless you eat coffee your beans straight out of the bag, it’s a necessary part of a coffee’s existence. It’s a complex topic, very scientific, definitely getting into some high brow coffee snobbery with chemical equations and variables and such and so forth, so we’ll […]

HOW DOES WATER PRESSURE AFFECT YOUR ESPRESSOS?

Did you know that pressure does things to other things? It does! It turns coal into diamonds. It turns beers with friends into tequila shots. And it turns coffee into espressos! Pressure is great! We are constantly exerting and experiencing some form of force. We are at the same time being pulled down by gravity, […]

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 […]

Changes to your weekly order

We’ve made a few changes to our ordering page to make it as easy as possible to find what you’re looking for! Here’s a little rundown on where your favourites are: Coffee – Still in the same category, you can find our classic BMR house blend ‘Liberty’, along with your decafs. Single Origins – Because they’re so […]

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Cloud Based Accounting Software for Cafe Owners

When I first heard of cloud based accounting software, I was a little excited. Getting real-time figures on how you are tracking is priceless especially in the café world as we need to adapt daily to the changing landscape. Though when my accountant resisted the move from MYOB to Xero citing the fact that it […]

The latest of gadgets

Mahlkonig Grinder Rundown

As many of you know of the Mahlkonig EK43 grinder, It seems to he the new kid on the block but actually they have been making grinders for over 30 years originally for herbs and spices. At Black Market Roasters, as a wholesale coffee supplier in Sydney, we use the Mahlkonig for our coffee tasting […]

Coffee Machine

You can tell we are getting more developed in the world of coffee bean extraction when a coffee machine is created to model Gothic Architecture. South Korean coffee machine builder Dutch Lab have created a masterpiece cold drip coffee. The process emulates the cold drip coffee method, where by cool or hot water is dripped through […]