We can hardly contain ourselves; one of our all-time favourite producers, La Minita of Costa Rica, have released their first Geisha coffee, we’ve managed to get our hands on the first lot & we’re firing up the roaster on Monday!
Don’t get us wrong, we’re always happy to wash your travel cups. Whether caked in milk, or etched black as night, we don’t judge, seen it all before!
Four months ago, we embarked on our Cup of Excellence tour, which welcomed award-winning Peruvian, Colombian and Brazilian coffees to our cupping tables and cafes.
Known for his loud, grinning murals, Japan-based artist yoshi47 has been on our radar for Random Acts of Art for many moons.
Last May, we set ourselves a goal – to cut our single use cup waste in half by the end of May 2018, and one year on, the results are in. We hit 47% - a ‘most- improved-award’ worthy jump from where we started at 6%, but a bloody long way to go to 100% should we come to set ourselves that doozy of a goal.
Take one look at Lee Lai’s wildly imaginative work & it’s no wonder we picked her for our 12th run of Random Acts of Art. The first Melbourne-based artist to give our bags new life, Lai & her maze of coffee creatures have eaten our hearts out (seriously though, they've got an appetite)!
Cup of Excellence is known for discovering beautiful coffees, as well as celebrating and rewarding farmer excellence – since inception it has returned US $55,181,409.99 to coffee producers. This year we’re showcasing CoE coffees from the newest, oldest and ‘hottest’ competitions in a Single O Cup of Excellence Tour…
Our latest string of singles have stirred up the romance in the Botany roastworks, our Sydney & Brisbane coffee traps, & even as far as our Tokyo roastery. Some genuine love here in this year’s odes to origins. Happy V Day coffee lovers!
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Rounding up our 2017 lineup of Random Acts of Art bags is Sydney-based artist & illustrator, Mike Watt. From a freelancing neighbour at our Surry Hills crib to our feature artist for edition no. 11, Mike & his astro-zombie make an outta-this-world addition to our coffee & art project.
Just shy of 2 years ago, we took a shot at roasting in Tokyo, setting up shop in a back lane in Ryogoku. We’re now roasting for an awesome coffee community here, and we’ve just opened a tasting bar in our little roastery if you’re up for a visit!