The Inherent Ramble

The overall necessity for coffee is astounding. We in Melbourne are all ready considered a huge part of coffee culture throughout the world, but give it another 5 years and I recon there will be no denying Melbourne Australia is the coffee capital of the world. We live in the lucky country. Some call it Gods country. We have a …

Coopetition (A Suggestion For Cafe Owners)

Since starting up in the bean trade proper, Jesse and I have created a surprising number of relationships with other roasters. Given our early stage in the game, our interactions with the honchos at established Melbourne roasteries like AESP Coffee Roasters, Coffee Supreme and Code Black consist largely of them giving us their valuable pearls of wisdom and encouragement, and us giving them our eager ears, …

Arriving Early Feels Great!

Often, in the dark and aromatic corners of many a roastery, there erupts a lively debate over exactly how long a particular coffee should ‘rest’ after roasting before being used. While a clear rationale exists for letting newly roasted beans de-gas (let out their excess carbon dioxide gas) for between 3 and 14 days before use, many of us over-eager roasters simply …

What I Talk About When I Talk About Coffee

Our centuries-long romance with coffee (and the mild neurotoxin caffeine) has spawned a thriving global subculture and one of the largest commodity and service industries on earth. As young roasters – especially in coffee-crazed Melbourne – Jesse and I benefit from the enormous local demand for interesting new flavours and unique cafe experiences that all this fashion and fuss has …