FIKA FOR FEBRUARY

It’s the last month of summer, and I want to enjoy every last bit of these long evenings, and fool myself into thinking humidity and the constant swishing of flies from the deliquescing camembert is the epitome of summer life. EAT Never so much has a recipe embodied fika in February than whipped feta with […]

BOX DIVVY

We love to support local businesses and social enterprises. We’d love to say that it’s because we’re really philanthropic community warriors, but it’s more because our neighbours are the likes of Poor Tom’s, Baba’s Place, and The Factory and easy to ‘support’ these places when really we just like being there. We’ve another great addition […]

COFFEE OF JANUARY: BURUNDI

I love January, it’s one of my favourite months, so I’ve selected one of my favourite origins to highlight the season. BURUNDI.  This epic coffee is from a specialty mini washing station called Agehore coffee located in the Gitega province. I love that these guys strive for the best and I just can’t get enough […]

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 […]

A VERY CHRISTMAS FIKA TO YOU!

I love traditions. I have new ones every year.  Part of their charm is the promise of a more meaningful season, a chance to slow down and enjoy the moments of the seasons: the first kiss of sunburn, ashflakes falling from a nearby bushfire, each one unique in its own way, and enjoy them with […]

COFFEE OF DECEMBER – NAUGHTY ELF

When the reminder popped up on my calendar, it was like a slap across the face. Christmas blend, already!!! So yep, here it is.  Introducing our Naughty Elf Blend.  Made up of three epic coffees. Indonesia – Blue Bianca Estate, Wet Hulled, Nicaragua – Peralta Estate Miriam Microlot, Natural, Anaerobic ferment & Colombia – Huila, […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH

Guatemala : Antigua Los Volcanes The Antigua region in Guatemala has long been renowned for producing some of the countries best specialty coffees. The coffee is cultivated under the shade of trees which protects it from the occasional frost in the colder months, and the volcanic soil is rich in minerals. This harvest is everything […]

DO YOU HAVE AN ALTITUDE PROBLEM

I once had a customer who would come in, talk shop for an hour or so, tell me what coffee he’d been drinking lately, tell me about the best coffee he’d ever had (made it himself), would ask me if I had any beans available that were grown 2000 masl or higher, and would get […]

HOW NOT TO BE A COFFEE SNOB (WHEN YOU’RE A COFFEE SNOB)

I wouldn’t call myself a coffee snob. It’s not nice to call people coffee snobs so I extend that etiquette to myself, even though I am one. I don’t mean to be, it’s just that I like coffee. I love it, really. And I want each cup that I drink to be a celebration of […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH! Indonesia Wahana Estate

Spring is in the air and with it comes my appetite for cold brew and bright roast filter coffees. Especially ones that are reminiscent of the summer fruits we start to see at this time of year. So it only seems right  that my pick for this month is this amazing Indonesian coffee from Wahana […]

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 […]