It’s been a cracker month serving up our 3 Course Geisha. Good Food month coincides with the end of what we call “Geisha Season”, and we had a beautiful Geisha that we wanted to feature as part of a tasting flight. On top of that, we had our first ever Geisha Cascara – actually, it’s the first Geisha Cascara that Hacienda La Esmeralda have ever produced.
So Jan, Gus, Wendy & about 10 other keen beans got together in the lab at Botany to taste the Geisha coffee & cascara and come up with a food pairing. The result: an almond financier cake with house-made vanilla mascarapone, a salad of nectarine, almond & candied lime zest & a cascara syrup.
In typical Single O fashion the idea for a Geisha Cascara was conceived over a few wines between Wendy & Rachel Peterson of Hacienda la Esmeralda, and made from their 2016 auction-winning natural coffees. Because of the uniform ripeness & high quality of these cherries, it tastes incredible.
We’ve had so much great feedback about the Geisha cascara & so we’re stoked to be offering limited 125g packs for sale in the café & online here.
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If you work in coffee, it won’t be news to you that the SCAA recently updated their official flavour wheel for the first time in over 20 years. (more…)
From this Saturday March 5th we kick off at Carriageworks Farmers Markets, Eveleigh, armed with espresso and batch brew, plus packs of blends and single origins for home. Hope to see you there! Here’s a little background to our cart and offering. (more…)
As with wine, finding out about coffee is like space travel: Once you get going there’s no end in sight.
As part of the Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now, we’re inviting you deeper into the coffee universe via our cold brew coffee tasting event. (more…)
It’s not every day we host a movie premiere. But seeing as the movie is ‘A Film About Coffee’, we’re giving it a whirl and bringing it to Sydney. Monday 24th November is the night, Chauvel Cinema Paddington the place. (more…)
Oh how we love contributing to a cross-craft collaboration, especially when a) The collaboration entails selecting and roasting a coffee for Cow and The Moon gelato and b) It results in taking out first place in the World Gelato Tour, which concluded in Rimini Italy earlier this week. (more…)
As we approach our July QGrader course (the most hectic 6-day sensory coffee course on earth, for those that don’t’ know!), we check in with instructor Rocky Rhodes to talk about the benefits, and a bit about coffee in general. (more…)
It started out as a low-key Melbourne plan. A couple of us would just pop down to MICE (Melbourne International Coffee Exhibition at Melbourne Showgrounds) for a day or two. But the Single O Snowball Effect* started its run, and Melbourne is tamped full with coffee action. We’d love to share the action with you, so hope to see you at any or some or all of the below events. We’ll be updating on twitter and here and there on instagram so tune in! (more…)
It’s not everyday that you turn your roastworks floor into a latte art competition stage for 36 baristas, a panel of judges and 300 spectators, with pigs on spits, kegs of beer, side challenges, prizes and what not.
But hey, try anything once, right? (more…)
Gotta love the guys at 4 Pines Brewery. To dream up a project ‘Beer Mimics Food,’ where beer is designed to taste like a dish, just demonstrates their commitment to push boundaries within their craft. These guys gun to think creatively and originally. Heck they even embrace walking around Manly in banana suits… (more…)