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…
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!
THE DEADLIEST CHAMPIONSHIP YET.
300 guests, 1500 tinnies, 25 battlers & 12 rounds of brewing action to produce 1 winner...
[caption id="attachment_5386" align="alignnone" width="600"] 2017 Australian Aeropress Championship Poster, Artwork by Kentara Yoshida[/caption]
The Australian AeroPress National Championship, hosted in our Botany roastworks, is hurtling toward us Saturday September 9th.
In May, I joined a panel of 17 International Judges for Mexico’s 5th Cup of Excellence competition. It turned out to be quite the competition, with some ups and downs, and now sees us sharing one of the most captivating coffees from that table…
We’re aiming to cut our single use cup waste in half by May 2018.
Through our collective caffeinated brainstorming, we’ve arrived at a handful of initiatives, which we’re excited to get underway. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)