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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

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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
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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

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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
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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...

Coffee Flavour Notes Explained

Coffee Flavour Notes Explained

Tropical fruit punch, fresh passionfruit and lemon Calippo – if this were on a dessert menu it had me at tropical fruit punch! These flavour notes however were not something I spied on a menu but instead were used to describe my latest filter coffee...

Coffee Flavour Notes Explained

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Tropical fruit punch, fresh passionfruit and lemon Calippo – if this were on a dessert menu it had me at tropical fruit punch! These flavour notes however were not something I spied on a menu but instead were used to describe my latest filter coffee...

Human ingenuity coming to the fore

Human ingenuity coming to the fore

A little like the owner of this Smart car whose solution, whilst temporary, combatted the clear and present danger of someone falling from the vehicle given the lack of a side door panel, so too are coffee farmers all around the world looking for solutions...

Human ingenuity coming to the fore

Climate
Specialty coffee

A little like the owner of this Smart car whose solution, whilst temporary, combatted the clear and present danger of someone falling from the vehicle given the lack of a side door panel, so too are coffee farmers all around the world looking for solutions...

Differences between Arabica and Robusta

Differences between Arabica and Robusta

Depending on your preferred coffee type in the morning the beans used may vary. In this brief article we highlight some of the differences between the two most dominant coffee species in the world – Robusta and Arabica. Robusta coffee is made from the beans...

Differences between Arabica and Robusta

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Depending on your preferred coffee type in the morning the beans used may vary. In this brief article we highlight some of the differences between the two most dominant coffee species in the world – Robusta and Arabica. Robusta coffee is made from the beans...

Paris Coffee Scene

Paris Coffee Scene

Travelling abroad always gives you a great perspective and appreciation for how spoilt we are at home. I recently visited Paris for the first time in 3 years and was impressed by the progress that the specialty coffee scene had made in this city. Parisians...

Paris Coffee Scene

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Travelling abroad always gives you a great perspective and appreciation for how spoilt we are at home. I recently visited Paris for the first time in 3 years and was impressed by the progress that the specialty coffee scene had made in this city. Parisians...