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.

Trip Report: Central America 2018

Thu 13 Sep, 2018 · Trips

Our head roaster Daniel May took off on his first solo sourcing trip in March 2018.

Welcome to our Coffee: Single Lots

Thu 6 Sep, 2018 · Brew Guides

Single lot coffees are our favourite way to experience diversity in coffee. By singling out a particular region, varietal or processing style we can better correlate these things to flavour.

From Aero-mess to Aero-best

Fri 17 Aug, 2018 · Brew Guides

Junji has high hopes for the next World Aeropress Championship and wants to share his tricks. As with all of our brew guides, we at Mecca believe in the dual power of data and heart to nail your coffee every time.

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