Washed v Natural

Fri 23 Oct, 2020 · Educational

If you're the type who likes to read everything on a label, you may well have seen terms like 'washed' or 'wet process' // 'natural' or 'dry process' written on your bag of coffee. It's important information to communicate, because even coffees of identical variety and terroir can taste dramatically different when processed under either method.

Final Ethiopian for 2020: Genji Challa

Fri 9 Oct, 2020 · Releases

Genji Challa is our final release out of Ethiopia this year. In the cup there’s a crisp jasmine and peach flavour. Simple yet delicious.

Our first Guatemalan coffee of the season!

Wed 23 Sep, 2020 · Releases

Jesús Bravo Soto owns a 7 hectare farm called El Granadillo in Aldea Oaxaqueño, Huehuetenango.

Blackwood & Co Support Truck

Tue 3 Sep, 2019 ·

Join us on Monday 27th for a coffee with all proceeds benefiting communities effected by the Australian Bushfires

Mecca Mate Shoutout No. 2: Alex and James of Cornersmith

Wed 24 Jul, 2019 ·

It wasn’t that long ago that a Sydney cafe breakfast was very, um, predictable. Would you like scrambled eggs with a side of bacon? Some fancy ricotta pancakes? The best of the brekky spots were those that did freshly squeezed juice and could pull off an Eggs Benny with a hollandaise sauce that didn’t split on you. And as for the provenance of the ingredients…

Mecca Mate Shoutout No. 1: Room 10's Andrew Hardjasudarma

Fri 5 Jul, 2019 ·

The larger-than-life phenomenon that Room 10 has become is certainly remarkable, but don’t go calling it a stroke of luck. I sat down with Andrew Hardjasudarma, owner of Room 10, to get the origin story straight. It’s a fascinating and educational tale.

A Hire Perspective: Hospitality Recruitment 101

Fri 5 Apr, 2019 ·

Your team is one of your biggest assets. Your livelihood is in their hands, and theirs in yours. You will be spending more of your life with them than you will with some of your loved ones, so choosing the right people to crew your ship is one of the fundamentals to a happy life in hospitality.

Taking The Plunge: Opening Your First Cafe

Thu 14 Feb, 2019 ·

It seems like there's never been an easier time to open a café in Sydney. Commercial agents would have you believe that any space could be the next big espresso bar. With the shift of classic shop-front retailers to web-based merchants, there has never been more “ideal-for-café” spaces available.

How to Brew: Kalita Wave Pour Over

Tue 28 Aug, 2018 · Brew Guides

There's a lot to be said for this basket-shaped brew method - it gives us brilliant clarity of flavour, and easy enough to do while you're still sleepy.

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