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.
Coffee Supreme team in Melbourne were thrilled to host Raul Perez from Finca La Soledad for six weeks. While Raul was in Melbourne the team took the opportunity to benefit from his expertise on the roaster and around the cupping table. Andy was able to steal half an hour out of his day for a [...]
So you may have heard that after nearly a decade of offering a Fairtrade (and then a Fair Trade) option for both our wholesale and retail customers we have decided to withdraw all certified coffees from our menus, or rather all certified coffees advertised as such.
Part 2: The Farm While planning this trip, I knew a week would not be nearly enough to learn everything I wanted to learn about coffee farming in Brazil. After tasting a few of the micro-lots we had sourced from FAF earlier in the year, I did some research on FAF and the Barreto Croce [...]
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 [...]
You’d be forgiven thinking that Mister Brightside have been open for years judging by the steady stream of regulars who stop in for breakfast and coffee. If you’re lucky enough to snag a table, you’ll notice that the team have created an open and modern space, with large retractable doors opening up the cafe and [...]
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 [...]
I have always been fascinated by Brazil. Its history, its culture (described as one of the only truly multi-cultural nations in the world), its music and dance. I dated a Capoeira instructor when I was younger, and although I never got the hang of all the flips and cartwheels, I fell in love with the [...]
Two of our newest offerings this month are the much hyped Panamanian Geisha’s. Being one of the few nations to grow this varietal, quantities are very limited, but we’ve got coffee from both Hacienda La Esmeralda and Don Pachi Estate available through our online store as filter roasts. Originally of Ethiopian heritage, the Geisha variety [...]