Is your cafe about to get Audited?

“My accountant is looking after it, no worries, I won’t get audited”. We hear this time and again, though unfortunately it is naïve to think this. The ATO can at any time ask for more information about your business. Your Accountant will be asking you for some really specific docs that can consume your time […]

EVENT: 30th July Single Origin Tasting

We are opening the Vault and letting you all slurp, suck and quaff some fresh new origins. The Roaster will take you through the Cupping of the new Black Market origins as well as tasting the coffees through a variety of other extraction methods. From Guatemala to Kenya, the different flavours will explained and hopefully […]

LEARN: Honey Processing for Coffee

Ok, so lets clear things up…there is no honey used in the actual processing of this awesome coffee! Honey process coffee 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 berries are picked they are cleaned and sorted […]

ORIGIN: Indonesia Sumatra Wahana

This coffee boasts a peach sweetness with notes of strawberries, mandarin and tropical zest but it still has the characteristic underlying spice that is so typical of Sumatran coffees.  It’s absolutely delicious and as the roaster is my pick for this month! Wahana Estate is located in a region called Sidikalang in the Northern part […]

TOOLS: Cold Drip Coffee

Today we are going to see more in depth what a Cold Drip coffee is. Originally from Japan, this cold brew method is fast becoming very popular in Australia. This brewing method is a great choice for summer time due to its option to be served over ice, its gentle extraction process, yielding much less acidity than […]

OPEN: New cafe’s worth checking out

Coogee Pavillion – 169 Dolphin St, Coogee Epic Merivale new venue with Bars, Restaurants and a Barber?! all in the one landmark building…@ The Old Palace Coogee beach Its not all quite open yet, though no doubt it will be pimping. Pic No. 12 Trading – 12 Lenthall Street, Kensington, Sydney Nice corner shop, set amongst […]

TOOLS: What is an AeroPress?

It has been almost a decade since Mr Alan Adler of the US decided to launch a quick brew, super clean, exceptionally simple method of brewing coffee. In Black Market Roasters view, it’s the love child of a Plunger and a Chemex. Read our Brew Guide below. With this new brewing device your coffee will […]

OPEN: June

HANDCRAFT Specialty Coffee – 67 King St, Newtown Smack bang in the middle of King Street Newtown, this kick-ass shiny new espresso bar boasts a Strada, rotating single origins from guest roasters, filter coffees and a welcoming atmosphere…get here! 18 GRAMS Coffee Project – T1 train station, Hurstville Tucked into the entrance of Hurstville train station, these […]

ORIGIN: Costa Rica Aserri

Stats Costa Rica – Tres Hermanas Estate Caturra Honey Process Region: Central Valley – Aserri Micro-region: La Legua de Los Naranjos Altitude: 1670-1750 masl Who Tres Hermanas is tiny coffee farm owned by a dude named Don Miguel Gamboa.  Just last year don Miguel and his family decided it was time to begin processing their […]

Thank You Clovelly

Sometimes is nice just to say THANK YOU! At TopHat and Black Market Roasters, we love coffee and love that we can make a career out of it. So, from the bottom of our cup and the top of our steam wand…THANK YOU CLOVELLY for visiting TopHat and enjoying Black Market Roasters coffee beans! Latte […]

Coffee catching up to wine!

At Black Market Roasters, we not only are passionate about also tickles our fancy! Recently at MICE [Melbourne International Coffee Festival] I [Jess the Roaster] was lucky enough to take part in a cupping session held by Latore & Dutch showcasing coffees from a small and dedicated coffee processing mill in Colombia, El Tucan […]