What’s Happening at Black Market?

OUR NEW WAREHOUSE The BIG news is that we have a new warehouse! The site is 420m2 and will allow us to finally bring everything under one roof.  Whilst it’s a big empty space at the moment we love the vibe in here.  It has lots of natural light, nice double height ceilings in the […]

Reflecting on the Challenges of Latte Art

Do you remember when you poured your first fire breathing dragon flying over the oriental mountains under a starry sky from nothing but the most perfectly textured milk? Yeah me neither. But I do remember as a young Padawan barista the slow arduous journey of latte art. It’s a long way from dumping that frothy […]

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 […]

Sparkle: Our Special 2019 Christmas Coffee

Christmas is around the corner! This special time of year calls for a special coffee blend. We’ve matched two amazing honey-processed coffees. This stunning blend of Sumatra Kerinci and El Salvador Villa Galicia creates a juicy orange and peach-like acidity, rich flavours of chocolate, ripe berries, pinot & black berry. Drink black, with milk or […]

MICE2019 Interview with our Coffee Heroine Jessica Hol

We had a blast at MICE this year, trying lots of great coffee and talking to legends in the Aussie coffee industry. It was so amazing to see everyone collaborating. It’s definitely got us pumped for what’s to come in the world of coffee! Our Q grader and roaster Jessica Hol was interviewed by Specialty […]

Try our Summer singles!

Colombia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea…we’ve got an amazing line-up this season just waiting for you to taste them! Join us at Macquarie Cafe this Friday 15th as we cup these amazing coffees and chat all things harvesting and flavour notes. Enjoy some delicious food (and coffee of course!) as you learn about coffees from all […]

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 […]

Sparkle: Our Special Christmas Coffee

Christmas is around the corner! This special time of year calls for a special coffee blend. We matched a stunning Nicaraguan, with notes of ripe berries, vanilla and candy canes with a sweet, caramel Colombian coffee. Make your coffee sparkle over the festive season! This delicious blend is just like Christmas in a cup. It […]

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 […]

Introducing Z’s Espresso

Who: Z’s Espresso | Steve Zhou (Owner) Where: Kyle House – Shop 2, 27-31 Macquarie Pl, Sydney What: Specialty coffee and food made with love Fast Five: How did you become interested in specialty coffee? I love drinking coffee. I feel satisfied making great coffee for people who need it. I’m always trying to learn […]

Sydney Food Awards

Hospitality Hero’s

The average Sydney-sider is very aware of the growth the coffee scene has experienced in recent years, and it’s no surprise when we look at how much Sydney’s food and drink culture has improved as a whole. This month Sydney celebrated its best with the Sydney Good Food awards. Every year when I read the […]