30Kerr65 Espresso Bar – VIC

Located in the lively suburb of Fitzroy, northeast of Melbourne’s CBD, 30Kerr65 stands as a testament to all things coffee.  Originally used as a warehouse for Dimattina’s wholesale business, brothers Robert and John Dimattina saw the potential for the ‘cellar door’ style café in the area and were met with tremendous support from the local

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Processing Explained – Washed, Natural, Honey

It is a very exciting time for specialty coffee.  As technology advances and new techniques and ideas are made available to everyone instantaneously, we are seeing huge change in our not-so niche area of the market.  Now, like ever before, we are seeing producers diversify their crops; new varietals are being developed and planted, different

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Coffea Fine Espresso – WA

Since 2014 Coffea Fine Espresso has been serving up outstanding coffee and delectable meals to Garden City patrons; but its inception was a long time in the making.  Owned and operated by industry veteran Euro Lumb, Coffea is the culmination of years of experience in the hospitality industry. Named for the genus of the coffee

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Origin Trip – Colombia

My first night in Colombia was a blur.  After about 40 hours of traveling, hopping on and off flights and killing time in airports I’d finally set down in Armenia, Quindío.  It was 8pm when we arrived at La Pradera, a coffee farm owned and operated by our hosts Cofinet.  It wasn’t until very early

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Esprezzo – WA

With its sleek concrete and copper interior, gorgeous display cabinet and top-of-the-range coffee brewing equipment, Esprezzo is far from your average shopping centre café.  Situated in Noranda Shopping Village in Perth’s north, Esprezzo services customers from all walks of life. On an average day you might see young coffee enthusiasts chatting away to the baristas

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Gabi Hits Brazil

I have lots of exciting stories to share about my trip to Brazil.  My knowledge of coffee has improved significantly in such a short space of time, mainly through visiting a hugely diverse range of farms and mills.  From the smallest growers, to the technological giants; I was privileged and humbled to see them in

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Careers in Coffee

So you’re really into coffee? You love the smell, the taste, the community, the perfect balance of art, science and magic that goes into brewing each and every cup? Coffee is your true passion and you want to turn it into your career but unfortunately there are just a few obstacles like bills that need

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The Role of the Barista

Those of us who have been involved in with specialty coffee for the last decade or so may have noticed a dramatic shift in the way we prepare our favourite beverage. Everything nowadays seems to be weighed, measured and quantified.  We use sophisticated refractometers and apps to log data, we weigh our coffee grounds to

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