FIKA: FESTIVAL EDITION!

April is the month of public holidays. The month of which immersing oneself into the minutiae of time management, reviewing of pay slips, improving schedule efficiency, dissecting interstate migration patterns and corresponding financial fluctuations brings joy and exhilaration to millions of Australians across the land as they find the perfect combination of maximum time off, […]

FIKA: MARCH EDITION

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. I reckon it’s in my top four. Truly, I love it that much. I’ve just found out that most of my favourite veggies are in season this time of year. Sadly I didn’t know this earlier because of our access to all things all the time, but maybe […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inside a Barista Competition

Our barista Daniel recently competed in the 2018 AeroPress Regional (NSW) competition. We chatted to him about his experience and what it was like in the lead up. 1) What does the competition involve? The competition overall involves brewing no less than 150ml of coffee using a genuine AeroPress and specifically coffee, water and scales, […]

What is an Aeropress?

It has been almost a decade since Mr Alan Adler of the US decided to launch a quick brew, super clean, exceptionally simple method of brewing coffee. In Black Market Roasters view, it’s the love child of a Plunger and a Chemex. Read our Brew Guide below. With this new brewing device your coffee will […]

Put Your Aeropress to the Test!

Wednesday 2nd March 6:30PM @ BMR Enmore This weird looking contraption can make amazing coffee. You can vary the dose, temperature, time and agitation to produce variations of coffee that you may not of know was possible! Format 6:30PM Meet & Greet at 86 Enmore Rd History of Aeropress and the World Aeropress Competition The […]

TOOLS: What is an AeroPress?

It has been almost a decade since Mr Alan Adler of the US decided to launch a quick brew, super clean, exceptionally simple method of brewing coffee. In Black Market Roasters view, it’s the love child of a Plunger and a Chemex. Read our Brew Guide below. With this new brewing device your coffee will […]

Best Brew methods

Stovetop/Moka Pot First patented in 1933 by a dude named Luigi, forget the complex physics of the espresso machine, just give me the coffee! Some say it rivals commercial espresso, I say it is awesome, though slightly different. This little contraption achieves about 1.5 bars of pressure when extracting with the slurry reaching 100 deg […]