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Just one of the many reasons I love specialty coffee

Last week the good folk of Three Thousand Thieves sent me a sneaky parcel in the mail. They had a new roaster on their subscription service and were keen to spread the word about it. Wanting to get the most out of their drop, I headed down the road to my local here in Canberra – Red Brick Espresso (becuase who has an EK43 at home anyway?). We opened the cute little box and pulled out a bag of San Isidro, a Colombian from new Melbourne based outfit ACOFFEE.

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Bangin’ Brews: Wide Open Road’s Pacamara from Nicaragua

I’m still getting through some of the coffee I bought on my Australia trip and there were definitely a few standouts amongst the bunch. One of my favourites is this Pacamara roasted by the guys at Wide Open Road in Melbourne. The greens came from the Mierisch family in Nicaragua’s Matagalpa region. The 100 year…

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The Light in the Dark at Code Black Coffee – Melbourne

Everywhere I go I’m always checking out the light that mother nature has offered up. I don’t really shoot with a flash, so you get in the habit of being on the lookout for those natural moments of sweetness where every surface around you just suddenly pops and springs to life. Usually golden hour is…


The Kettle Black levels up – Melbourne, Australia

Brunch is a fairly well celebrated occasion around the world these days, and Melbournites certainly embrace it to the fullest. If you’re anything like me, you enjoy waking up late on a Sunday morning, rolling out of bed and heading straight into a café. If you’re lucky (or just super late) you’ve managed to miss…

Townhouse – lifting the coffee game in Toorak, Melbourne

Townhouse – lifting the coffee game in Toorak, Melbourne

I’ve always been one to steer clear of Toorak if I’m chasing a coffee fix, but thanks to Townhouse this is all about to change. The guys from Prospect Espresso have nailed another cafe and given this barren land a supply of much needed quality caffeine. Townhouse rotates through beans from a broad spectrum of…