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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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La Jacoba – The Revolutionary Coffee of Colombia

Talking coffee with Mauricio Velasquez is a bit like talking politics with Che Guevara; his passion for the organisation he represents is radical and unparalleled. Mauricio is, in many ways, a revolutionary of the coffee trade. A Colombian national, he has seen his fair share of instability and inequity. No doubt this has been one

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Nicaragua Trip – The Farms and the Farmers – Part 4

After blindly cupping and scoring over 50 coffees at Las Segovias; Joe, Agim and I chose some coffees we thought would work really well as espresso. The first coffee we chose had an overwhelming honey aroma. It was really sweet and caramely. We all scored it around the 88 mark. This coffee was a small

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