Nicaragua Trip – Coffee Encounters – Part 1

I have always been a big fan of Central American coffees, I think the combination of the mild acidity and chocolate, honey and citrus flavours lend themselves well to espresso coffees, so I was really excited when asked by Smudge Publishing to be involved in their Coffee Encounters book and assist them with featuring Nicaragua.

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Gourmet Escape 2012

We were lucky enough to spend last weekend at the magnificent Leeuwin Estate Winery as part of the inaugural fine food and wine event – Gourmet Escape. I love the Margaret River region, with it’s awesome beaches and great wineries it’s one of my favourite places to spend time, so I jumped at the chance

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Mercanta and London School of Coffee

Travelling across to Europe with the family, London would be our last stop. I was returning to my place of birth and one of the largest, most revered cities in the world. It would be a chance to catch up with friends and family and the first time my kids would get a chance to

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Roasted in WA – Brazil Fazenda Rainha

Country : Brazil City : Pocos de Caldas Region : Mogiana (Minas Gerais) Variety : Yellow Bourbon Process : Pulped Natural Cup Profile : Complex and bright with lovely honey sweetness and notes of cherries and dark chocolate. The Fazenda Rainha was a finalist in the Cup of Excellence editions : 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (Cup of

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Prima Tazza strikes Gold!

In 1998 we started roasting our Prima Tazza blend as our preferred blend for the cafes and restaurants we supply. Lino first roasted it on a reconditioned 30kg Probat Roaster. He carefully selected 4 origins and combined them to produce a coffee we were proud to present to restaurants and cafes as our “Prima Tazza

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Brazil Fazenda Monte Alegre – Roasted in WA

Acquired by the Vieira Family in 1917, Monte Alegre Estate is located in the South of Minas Gerais in an area known for the high quality of its coffees. The right combination of latitude (22°S) and altitude (2,700 to 3,600 ft) creates the well‐defined seasons typical of mountain climates, the ideal condition to grow superb

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Australian Barista Championships 2010

The 2010 National Barista Competition on Queensland’s Gold Coast was again an excellent display of the passions and talents of Australia’s top baristas. With several events going on over a three day weekend, there was never a dull moment in the house. Roasting, cupping, latte art, coffee in good spirits, and the Barista Comp, all

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Banisu Elementary School Project

Sales from Dimattina Coffee’s Prima Tazza blend have been funding community development projects in the coffee growing region around Wau in the Morobe province of Papua New Guinea from the beginning of 2008. By paying a premium on coffee produced in this region, which forms an important part of the Prima Tazza blend, Dimattina Coffee

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