Musings

Fresh is best is something we hear quite often when it comes to specialty coffee

Fresh is best is something we hear quite often ...

Coffee berries are a fruit and as such freshness may refer to the harvest date. Coffee around the world is harvested throughout the year but the tyranny of distance means that many coffee beans do not arrive in Australia for 3-4 months post harvest and...

Fresh is best is something we hear quite often ...

Coffee berries are a fruit and as such freshness may refer to the harvest date. Coffee around the world is harvested throughout the year but the tyranny of distance means that many coffee beans do not arrive in Australia for 3-4 months post harvest and...

Protecting our planet’s future

Protecting our planet’s future

The EU deforestation laws are a step in the right direction to ensuring our planet is protected for future generations. In 2023 the EU implemented rules to guarantee that products EU citizens consume do not contribute to deforestation or forest degradation worldwide. The main contributor...

Protecting our planet’s future

The EU deforestation laws are a step in the right direction to ensuring our planet is protected for future generations. In 2023 the EU implemented rules to guarantee that products EU citizens consume do not contribute to deforestation or forest degradation worldwide. The main contributor...

Embracing the slow movement

Embracing the slow movement

I am a foodie through and through so the Stanley Tucci travel show “Searching for Italy”, had me salivating at ciao. In the episode showcasing the Piedmont region, Stanley interviews the founder of a culinary school that heralds the slow food movement. It launched in...

Embracing the slow movement

I am a foodie through and through so the Stanley Tucci travel show “Searching for Italy”, had me salivating at ciao. In the episode showcasing the Piedmont region, Stanley interviews the founder of a culinary school that heralds the slow food movement. It launched in...

Wanting to elevate your home brewing game without taking out a mortgage?

Wanting to elevate your home brewing game witho...

With so many different tools on the market that all claim to make a better brew. It’s quite overwhelming to know which one provides biggest bang for buck. We accepted the challenge and tried and tested numerous things over the last 6 months to try...

Wanting to elevate your home brewing game witho...

With so many different tools on the market that all claim to make a better brew. It’s quite overwhelming to know which one provides biggest bang for buck. We accepted the challenge and tried and tested numerous things over the last 6 months to try...

New year's resolutions

New year's resolutions

Tis the season for resolutions and what would the month of January be if no consideration were given to our personal growth goals for the year ahead. I’m always struck by how many of my friends and family are always looking to make more time...

New year's resolutions

Specialty coffee
Subscriptions

Tis the season for resolutions and what would the month of January be if no consideration were given to our personal growth goals for the year ahead. I’m always struck by how many of my friends and family are always looking to make more time...

Re-discovering the lost to save the coffee industry’s future

Re-discovering the lost to save the coffee indu...

The future of the beloved arabica bean is in jeopardy due to climate warming and susceptibility to pests and disease but there is hope on the horizon with a recent rediscovery of the Coffea stenophylla species of coffee plant. Originating from Sierra Leone in Africa, a...

Re-discovering the lost to save the coffee indu...

Climate
Specialty coffee

The future of the beloved arabica bean is in jeopardy due to climate warming and susceptibility to pests and disease but there is hope on the horizon with a recent rediscovery of the Coffea stenophylla species of coffee plant. Originating from Sierra Leone in Africa, a...

One year celebration

Thankful

My love affair with coffee began late in life and came at the same time as my first mobile phone and Hotmail account – I was 17 and just starting out at Melbourne University. I have Salvatore Malatesta to thank for the introduction to coffee...

Thankful

Ethical coffee
Specialty coffee

My love affair with coffee began late in life and came at the same time as my first mobile phone and Hotmail account – I was 17 and just starting out at Melbourne University. I have Salvatore Malatesta to thank for the introduction to coffee...

To cold brew or to iced coffee, that is the question!

To cold brew or to iced coffee, that is the que...

With the weather heating up our bodies are starting to crave cold drinks to help us regulate. So, have you ever pondered should I have a cold brew or an iced coffee and how are they different? Well I have and this is what I...

To cold brew or to iced coffee, that is the que...

Cold brew
Specialty coffee

With the weather heating up our bodies are starting to crave cold drinks to help us regulate. So, have you ever pondered should I have a cold brew or an iced coffee and how are they different? Well I have and this is what I...