CHANOYU (JAPANESE FIKA): AUGUST EDITION

こんにちは  I like to combine a bit of world culture into my fikapaus. Get a theme going, learn some stuff, have a well rounded and holistic experience in my 15 minute smoko. I thought I’d go Japanese for August because of the Olympics and they have cherry blossoms there. Do you know when cherry blossoms […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH: DR CONGO

In recent years DR Congo is re-emerging as a coffee origin.  This is the 3rd crop we have purchased in as many years and the region is showing us what it is capable of.  Many small cooperatives are now in action and working together to increase the quality of their coffee.  This coffee is from […]

CAFE IDENTITY: THE BEACH SIDE BAKERY/CAFE

You’re going camping. Not hard core, hike three days in and out mountain bring your own everything or you will surely die type camping, but a ‘pack the surfboards, bikes and an esky we’re heading to the beach’ type camping. And let’s just say you’re not going to be making your own coffee (though you […]

INSTANT CAFFEINATION

I began research into the second wave of coffee, ready to titillate you with coffee chains and orange mocha frappuccinos, when I discovered a gaping hole of an oversight in my previous overview. It’s so big I think it deserves its own movement – the one point fifth wave of coffee. INSTANT. Whatever your feelings […]