Category Archive: Coffee

Local Kreuzberg mainstays move north

In an unsurprising turn of events, Kreuzberg is so 2016 and Mitte is the new in-vogue borough for retail and restraunteurs this new year… well for the Berlin coffee scene at least. With… Continue reading

Mighty Boy

Perfectly located between St Vincent’s Hospital and the Melbourne Exhibition building, Mighty Boy on a quiet Gertrude Street corner is quickly becoming a local favourite and institution in the area.

Happy Baristas

Open for a little over twelve months, hidden in the shadows of the construction site that is Ostkreuz Spahn in Treptower, Happy Baristas has been quietly growing into a guaranteed go-to café in… Continue reading

A day of business in Frankfurt

The European epicentre of banking, international business and German home to some of the most influential companies in the world is hardly considered a hub of culture and society. With thousands travelling through… Continue reading

Berlin’s most understated cafe: Father Carpenter.

Münzstraße, known for its stylish fashion, boutique stores and heavy tourist foot traffic, is developing, changing and growing more lavish with mainstream global brand names every week. Fortunately, tucked away in the courtyard… Continue reading

Coffee in Berlin.

There is no shortage of quality, third-wave coffee creeping into the otherwise push button machine coffee industry in Berlin.

Setting a new trend for the service industry.

London is finally entering the third wave coffee movement. Although cafes are still riddled with the god-awful Americano and most establishments still don a 1999 illy push button machine, there is rapid change… Continue reading

Visit Victoria: The spoils of Bendigo putting itself back on the map.

Once a sleepy hollow, a pit stop between the panoramic spoils of country Victoria and the Melbourne metropolis, stood a town laced with the success of white settlement and gold prospecting. Bringing lavish… Continue reading

Hortus – under the Cow up a tree

The drab and dreary Harbour Esplanade behind Etihad stadium has little more than the magnificent Cow up a tree to break the monotony of unfinished acres of glass-fronted businesses and empty high rise… Continue reading

What to do with your used coffee grinds

From cosmetics to garden mulch, companies large and small are profiting off discarded coffee grinds. With so much coffee consumed in the world, it is any wonder that the market isn’t larger. Instead… Continue reading

Mixed Business

Quietly nestled next to the Terminus Hotel and Fowlers flowers at the ever-busy Clifton Hill interchange, is Mixed Business – a country-style, inner suburban café keeping more than just the locals happy. Spoilt… Continue reading

The Kettle Black

If the crew from Top Paddock and Two Birds, One Stone weren’t already on top, they certainly are now with their addition to the family; The Kettle Black†. Opening late July thanks to… Continue reading

Industry Beans

Industry Beans quickly became a Fitzroy favourite when the lads from Penny Farthing down the road in Northcote opened their shipping-container-warehouse in 2013.

Admiral Cheng Ho

Spoilt for choice, Admiral Cheng Ho has a star coffee cast with seven grinders at the ready, filled to the brim with beans from around the world.  From the coffee and vegetarian experts… Continue reading

Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2014

As Melbournians’ brace themselves for a long, gloomy and spectacular winter, it is once again festival season. Off the back of a very busy summer schedule, Melbourne is ready to throw in the… Continue reading

A routine in coffee. How do you drink yours?

I am not a heavy sleeper, nor do I sleep very often. Occasionally I’ll find I’ve drifted off, mouth open; drool cascading down my chin on the couch as early as 9pm. Other… Continue reading

A Melbournian’s coffee guide to New York City – tiny outposts and long lines

Privileged to have access to some of the worlds best coffee, baristas and experiments around; it is difficult for a Melbournian to be satisfied with coffee anywhere else, especially in the USA. However;… Continue reading

How does your morning cup of coffee get to you?

Here is a quick summary of the ins-and-outs of the coffee grower to roaster process.

five tips on searching for ethical coffee around town.

It is always hard to know where your coffee comes from, how it is sourced and how many people are involved in the buying process. It is great to see ethical standards putting… Continue reading

The New York City outpost cafe – La Colombe Torrefaction.

For as long as I can remember, it has always been very difficult to get good coffee in the USA. For a country that consumes more coffee than anyone else in the world,… Continue reading