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 […]

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 […]

Summer Singles

We’re starting off the new year with some damn good coffees! Papua New Guinea | Amakai Honey Natural From the volcanic soil at foothills of he Kubor Range in Papua New Guinea comes this hand-picked and sun-dried coffee using only the ripest cherries. This coffee combines the best of juicy, sweet, citrus and complex dark […]

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 […]

Winter Single Origins

The line-up this month 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 ripe and fermented for 24 hours before […]

Single Origins: February

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Barahona Paraiso | Process: Washed | Elevation: 600-700 MASL | Harvest: October to June All the way from the picture perfect Carribbean comes this fabulously lush coffee.  Barahona lies in the southwest and boasts a unique growing climate, with a year-round rainfall, warm ocean current and gentle winds, which all make for a long growing season. […]

A Short Introduction to Coffee Processing Methods

Occasionally in a cafe you may see information about a coffee bean, including it’s country of origin and a few other facts such as the altitude it’s grown at. You may be wondering what ‘processing method’ may mean, and how it affects your coffee? Here’s a quick breakdown of the three you’re most likely to […]

Everything you need to know about Single Origin

Open up your palate  and your entire experience of coffee flavour by trying out a single origin…or ten. With exotic flavours and interesting pairings, it’s important to continue trying new coffees as a barista to continue developing your knowledge. If you want to know what a wine will taste like you ask for the name […]

How to Create a Great Café Vibe?

There are cafes and restaurants in Australia and the world that serve amazing coffee and yet we have no desire to go there time and time again. Why? Well, we think it’s a vibe “thing”. At Black Market Roasters we love exploring everything café and coffee related. Fit-outs and feelings around a cafe are a […]

What is honey processing?

Ok, so lets clear things up…there is no honey used in the actual processing of this awesome coffee! So what is honey processing? Honey Processed Coffee This coffee process is one of three methods of processing used to pre-prepare coffee for roasting and is a popular method in countries where water is scarce. Once the […]

Does Australia grow coffee?

This is a great question and one which you may be surprised to hear the answer….YES! Australia grows coffee. Is it any good you might ask? Some estates are seriously taking note of and are making waves on the world stage. So, why are we making a fuss of all this? Many countries around the […]