We’re celebrating International Coffee Day by sharing one of the oldest and most traditional coffees in the world with you, the Moka variety. Thought to be a wild coffee variety originating in Yemen, it’s known for its small round shape and is sometimes called “Ismaili” in Yemen. (more…)
By month’s end, we will have officially changed names from Single Origin Roasters to Single O. Not such a dramatic change, like say “Backrub” to “Google” or “Farrokh Bulsara” to “Freddie Mercury”. But a change to celebrate nonetheless. (more…)
A quick connection of the related new and delicious things going on around here, starting with, seeing as you’re at your computer, our new online store.
By the wiggle of your mouse over to the top right to ‘Online Shop’, you can peruse our blends, single origins of the month, updated coffee subscriptions, new gift cards and so on, and if you wish to purchase, won’t have to endure the hardships of our last checkout. We’re cracking top notch coffee dispatch speeds and yep, live shipment tracking. To stay informed about new products and special offers, join our newsletter feed here. (more…)
This June we launched ‘Lucky 13’, a birthday blend that’s full and sweet like the years. Below, a few love-you-long-time Single O crew share a bit about the blend, lucky times and other bits and bobs. Cheers to all our team, customers and origin partners, who’ve been part of the wild 13 year journey to date! (more…)
This reserve origin holds a special place for our Head Roaster Ed, who was part of the Guatemala CoE judging panel that awarded it 3rd place last year. We gave him carte blanche on the topic of this post, so we’re talking about variety, folks. (more…)
Random Act of Art #5 is about to hit the hopper!
We met Al via Twitter, when he tweeted us a sketch & a thank you earlier this year. We fell in love with his lines – how could you not?! – and a few months later, here we are.
We hit Al up with a Q&A to shed some light on the project. (more…)
Not to be confused with the mocha beverage of coffee and chocolate, or the Yemeni port of Mokha and the coffee of the same name, the Moka we’re talking about is a rare, flavourful variety originally from Yemen and planted throughout Central America in experimental gardens. (more…)
We’re afraid (well actually we’re pretty damn excited) to announce that Geisha Fever has struck again! (more…)
We’re kicking off another round of the Random Acts of Art Project, this time with artist Rochelle Buckley. The project, which sees our 1kg bags and other ‘random’ objects in our world get art on them, started in 2013. Since then we have seen artists Brett Chan, Adrian Repeti & Georgia Hill’s incredible artworks adorn our 1kg bags and various places around our cafes and roastworks. (more…)
We could tell you that we secured the Cup of Excellence Colombia 1st place winner ‘Bella Vista’ by battling out in the online auction at 3am, bleary-eyed but determined, fighting off stiff international competition with bids of steel… but truth is post-auction we made a phone call to the winning bidder and organised a box. (It was a Colombian company keen to keep the coffee in the country for Colombians to enjoy, but who happily shared out a few boxes around the globe.) (more…)