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.
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.
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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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!
Today we're sending out some love to all the bangin' singles out there (single origins, that is) with a few love letters from the crew to their most memorable coffee trysts. Hope they bring you some love this V Day too xx
With the Single O cafés closed over the festive season, we’ve been brewing like demons at home (and in the campground, on the beach, you name it), and thought we’d share five coffee equipment recommendations from our crew, to help you really get your coffee game on in 2017. You know we can talk coffee ‘til the jersey cows come home, so for brew tips, hit us up at the roastworks on (02) 9693 2232, or see our guides here.
Reservoir blend? Check. Bacon and egg roll with red eye mayo? Check. Banana bread with espresso butter? Check. Sideshow sandwiches? Check. Linea PB, Juggler, Robur E, Mahlkonig EK 43 and Anfim? Check. Origins of the month batch brew and espresso? Check. (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…)
So Wens, you’ve been with us over a year. How does the coffee scene in Australia seem to you now?
Is seems amazingly creative and dynamic, yet there also seems to be a fascination with automated pourover machines, which from what I can tell is basically a Bunn-O-Matic, the staple coffee machine in every truck stop diner and pancake house from coast to coast. I think you can control the drips a bit better, but it is still just hot water dripping from a showerhead into a glass pot sitting on a hot burner. I really don’t understand the fascination with these things, and I just want to say, “No, no, no we already did that for generations in the US, we are still recovering from it, you all somehow dodged a bullet, don’t drag it up now!” (more…)