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.
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…)
Gotta love it when artist friend introduces artist friend, especially when the introduced artist friend is Kentaro Yoshida, who does kick arse skeleton and skull illustrations. (Thanks Georgia Hill for the intro, just another reason to love ya.) Below, our 7th Random Acts Of Art artist Kentaro talks motorcycle gang manga, bowling pins, his creative process and more. Have a squiz and we hope you love his art as much as we do. Keep an eye out for it this month, on bags and also on postcards in our coffee stand at Splendour In The Grass! (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…)
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…)
Random acts of art next batter up is artist Jay McCaffrey, who we hotly pursued after finding her art penned on a napkin left in our café. (Jay’s a bit of a serial scribbler when out and about; at a later date, at Mary’s with Aisha & Ed, she pulled out a permanent marker and graffitied the wall with a little hamburger dude. Look out for it at your next Mary’s stint - back corner booth, ground level!) (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…)
It occurred to us (well to Dion specifically) while setting up the two taps in our York St café to run Wild Kombucha on one tap and our coffee cascara tea on the other, that combining cascara with kombucha could be the start of something beautiful. (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…)