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 […]

BEST COFFEE TO KICK OFF 2021

Guatemala Antigua Pastores The image of this towering volcano has me dreaming of travel and thinking about which coffee region we’ll hit up as soon we get the opportunity to throw off our shackles. I get the feeling 2021 is going to be a great year, and have chosen this coffee because I think it […]

LA SYMPHONIE DU CAFE

Have you heard of this symphony before? This masterpiece, this triumph of sound ingenuity? You bet you have! But you may not have known it’s name. It is a largely unappreciated piece, but inspired Hemmingway, Scott F. Fitzgerald, and J.K. Rowling to write their influential masterpieces. It is a work so wonderful, so unique yet […]

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 […]

IS COFFEE AN ART OR SCIENCE?

As a barista, I’ve often been asked, ‘So what do you reckon? Is making coffee an art or science?’. And I don’t like it. It’s often asked with a supercilious arch of the eyebrow, a smirk in the corner of the mouth, and I know they’re leading me into a coffee knowledge death trap. What’s […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH: GIVE ME SOME SPARKLE!

Deck your halls and hoppers with SPARKLE blend this festive season. It’s time for our annual Christmas blend, perfect for celebrations, festivities and summer mornings.  You can brew it, gift it or whip up a sneaky cocktail with it. This year we have broken rank with your traditional rum & raisin and instead concocted a […]

DREAMS AND DECAY

Last month we were so stoked to let you know about our compostable packaging, and while it wasn’t the greatest success we want to keep that momentum going! But first I want to ask you, do you compost? I’ve been composting for a few years now, and I am by no means whatsoever, any good. […]

THE COMPOST POST

At a cafe I worked at a while back, we had a beautiful regular named Pat who, in exchange for our used coffee grounds, would bake us banana bread. She would thank us profusely for our generosity which we graciously accepted. Along with the banana bread. Pat loved her garden and would use the spent […]

NOVEMBER NEWS

Our NEW Compostable bags Whilst our first custom bag run didn’t quite go to plan let’s just say we have learnt some valuable lessons this month when it comes to designing and changing coffee packaging.  We love the look and feel of our new bags! But it comes as a hard blow that they are […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH

WHAT’S JESS DRINKING THIS MONTH? My pick for this month is a special coffee from Honduras.  As an espresso it is bright and vibrant! Imagine a wicker basket overflowing with cherries, flowers, orange, peach, strawberries and lime and your on your way to imagining how it feels to drink this coffee.   Whilst roasted for […]

THE EXCITING FUTURE OF YOUR LOCAL

THE EXCITING FUTURE OF YOUR LOCAL There aren’t many times in our life that we know, as it’s happening, that everything is changing, will change, and the long term effects are unknown. This is most definitely one of those. It’s a time you know the generations to come will learn about in history, political studies, […]

Everything you know about taste is wrong!

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT TASTE IS WRONG Just kidding. You probably know quite a bit, but the title ‘Making Sense of Coffee’ wasn’t working. I’m not a dad and have no place making puns like that.   I’m currently reading Bill Bryson’s ‘The Body’. It dives into the pop science of all our bits and pieces, […]