The first Chemex coffeemaker was sold in 1941 in New York, and the device you can buy today, 70 years later, is virtually one and the same.
Just before Christmas we had the pleasure of hosting Mr Nobuhiro Tsutsura from the Hario Company from Japan. It was wonderful for him to make the journey down to New Zealand and for him to see what we do.
Conceived as a tribute to the tireless work and the entrepreneurial spirit of the coffee growers we source from, Coffee Trader is a limited edition board game we produced as our Christmas present this year. Starting with planting your first trees, journey through the season as a specialty coffee producer riding the highs and lows [...]
Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Recently, two colleagues and I embarked on a pilgrimage to the Chemex factory, in small-town Pittsfield, Massachusetts. What we discovered there was truly a spiritual experience – a hidden treasure, in a field, not yet discovered by the neo-hipster-geek alliance and throngs of pressure-alleviated brewers from around the globe. The small and hospitable [...]
With Spring knocking on the door it’s not far away from T-Shirt weather and we have a stack of fresh new designs to add to your wardrobe. Hot off the screens we have four designs that tie in with our new bag and cup art and come in a very Melbourne range of black and/or white. [...]
We’re happy to announce that our new line of single walled takeaway cups are ready to roll out! A collection of beautifully hand drawn and painted icons adorn the cups with our logo on the flipside. For the first time we’re offering a 210ml cup which gives an option thats more inline with the ceramic cup. The 210 [...]
Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza (FAF) located in the Mogiana region of South-Western Brazil operates both as a farm and as a network hub for local farmers who work together to produce quality coffees. Joao Hamilton is one of the many farmers who partner with FAF. We visited his farm, Sitio Canaa, in 2011 and enjoyed probably [...]
Rwandan’s coffee history stretches back to the 1930′s when the Belgian Colonial Government required Rwandan farmers to plant coffee trees. Fast forward to 1980 when the coffee price crashed and then the 1994 genocide, what remained of the industry was wiped out. Because of these events most Rwandan’s are tea drinkers (another of Rwanda’s national [...]
We’re really excited about the new designs on all our single walled takeaway cups as well as the addition of the 210ml cup. A collection of beautiful hand drawn and painted icons adorn the cups accompanied with our logo. There’s 6 designs in both the 285ml (white) and 400ml (black) and four on the 210ml [...]