Banisu Elementary School Project

It’s no secret that many rural coffee-producing communities worldwide exist well below the poverty line.  For many communities, coffee is a lifeline crop that keeps them functioning, but not necessarily thriving.  For the Wau community in Papua New Guinea’s Morobe Province, a subsistence income is not enough to run a town with multiple needs, not

read more

Machine Review – Izzo Vivi

The Izzo Vivi is the newest addition to our domestic coffee machine line-up and has managed to strike the right chords with our customers in a very short amount of time.  The Italian manufacturer has taken a different approach to their long-running dual-boiler model (the Alex Duetto) and has created the Vivi; a simpler and

read more

UM Coffee Estate

Whilst planning the itinerary for my recent trip to Brazil, I contacted a friend of mine, Edimilson Generoso.  I first met Edmilson at the SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) event in Seattle back in 2015 and he has since visited us at Dimattina as part of the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association team. Edmilson is extremely passionate

read more

The Mess at Uncle Joe’s

Perth’s King St has become a veritable café hotspot in recent years.  Serving as a central artery from public transport to the main CBD hub; King St sees all manner of inner city workers walk its length every day.  Situated at the Wellington St end of King St, The Mess at Uncle Joe’s is the

read more

Espresso Myths

In the coffee industry we are always learning.  If you ever meet a barista who says they know it all they are either lying or they are kidding themselves; coffee is a complex and constantly evolving product that, even after hundreds of years, we still don’t fully understand.  When it comes to Australia’s favourite brew

read more

Machine Review – Alex Duetto IV

Some of the most passionate barista’s we know are home barista’s. We have sold high-end domestic coffee machines to: pharmacists, tradies, sportspeople, doctors, students, mums, dads and grandparents.  There is no single defining demographic for these home-baristas; the only commonality is their enthusiasm and love for all things coffee.  At Dimattina we stock an extensive

read more

Barbershops X Coffee – WA

It’s a combination that has been gaining popularity in recent years and for good reason.  While on the surface, coffee making and barbering may seem like completely different professions, the sub-cultures that have emerged within the two industries have some startling similarities.  Both barbers and baristas regard their craft as an art-form, something that requires

read more

Dimattina Coffee Juria plants in Bedugul

Dimattina Coffee’s Bali, Indonesia coffee plantation continues to grow. Last year Dimattina Coffee Asia, under the guidance of CEO Paul Saccone, planted its first coffee seedlings in Bedugul. This is a dormant volcanic area surrounding Bali’s second-highest mountain, Mt. Batukaru 2,276 m. The local Balinese worship Batukaru and the area has a temple. The Juria coffee

read more

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

read more

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

read more