MYTHBUSTERS: JUDGING A COFFEE BY ITS CREMA

Do I start this off my saying that yes this is a myth up front or leave it as a big reveal at the end? I’ll leave it to the end. Build up the suspense first. Thick, golden crema is the stuff of magic. Wrong! Wait, I’m leaving judgement till later. No, it really is […]

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 […]

FIKAPAUS: SEPTEMBER EDITION

Have you seen this movie? It’s a documentary following Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief, and her staff as they put together their most renowned publication of the year – the September Issue. It’s basically what we do for the September Fika. Cut-throat decisions of which floral forward cake recipe to include, scouting trips to Morocco to […]

JULY NEWS

Missing your usual cafe breakfast?  We’ve got your back! Drive on past our Marrickville warehouse and pick up your supplies. We are stocked with plenty of beans and brew gear so you can enjoy a cuppa in the comfort of your own home, or simply swing on by and we’ll make one for you. Pick […]

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 […]

FIKA IN JULY!

Hej! Hur går det? Välkommen till mitten av vintern! It’s the kind of weather to get back to some swedish fika roots don’t you think? They know the cold. They soldier on. They look snow in the eye and say ‘Not today.’ That’s not true. Maybe they do but it snows anyway, and they carry […]

Tasting Bar Launch

Join us for a Sensory Exploration! We are so excited to announce the launch of our tasting bar, which is in every way like a wine and cheese tasting with a delightful vintner, except it’s coffee and treat tasting with a superbly excellent barista.  At the bar we’ll take you through a flight of four […]

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 […]

ROUTINE AND HIDDEN TREASURE

It’s Tuesday (for narrative purposes). You know this because Marg is wearing her puffy sleeved chequered blouse, tapered ankle length slacks in emerald green and New Balance sneakers. You know her name is Marg because you’ve heard “Thanks Marg, your skim cap is ready!” at least 398 times. She’s a newbie. Though she is unaware, […]

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, […]

ROUTINE AND HIDDEN TREASURE

It’s Tuesday (for narrative purposes). You know this because Marg is wearing her puffy sleeved chequered blouse, tapered ankle length slacks in emerald green and New Balance sneakers. You know her name is Marg because you’ve heard “Thanks Marg, your skim cap is ready!” at least 398 times. She’s a newbie. Though she is unaware, […]

FIKAPAUS: APRIL EDITION

The word ‘crisp’ is charming and quaint. It’s only regular uses that I’m familiar with are either as a noun, as in, a potato crisp, or as an adjective. The former conjurers up delicious salty crunchy things and darling English accents, and the latter is really only ever used to describe a clear Autumn morning. […]