Surprise from Sumatra

Indonesia’s humidity is in part responsible for the tendency to adopt the ‘wet hulled’ process that you are probably familiar with. It’s the process by which coffee is pulped and then dried down to 35% moisture, before hulling takes place when soft and dry. But rest assured that this is not all the region has to offer.

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A ‘Chute And A Shoot From Costa Rica

It’s no secret that a good cup comes from a good crop. Even the best roasters in the world – yes exactly, like Single O’s Ed, Stu and Dan – are at the mercy of the quality of the green bean. Which is why, along with meeting sustainability criteria, rewarding with fair prices, supporting a range of producer organisations including entrepreneurial individuals, co-ops and progressive estates, and buying to meet our desired flavour profiles, we meticulously search for high quality.

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GRINDING: THE BASICS

INTRO TO GRINDING
Nailing your grind is fundamental to a great tasting brew and although we offer pre-ground options for all our coffees (online and at the café), we recommend grinding fresh to get the most out of your cup – there’s a whole flavour wheel of tastes to enjoy after all! (more…)

REUSABLES ARE BACK

REUSABLES ARE BACK ON THE MENU

Corona’s knocked us all sideways in more ways than we could name… & whilst staying open & serving take-aways has kept us sane & solvent, we’re more than keen to pick-up where we left off with our collective fight against single-use.

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CAFE KICKBACK

Drinking Home Coffee Helps Cafes; These Case Studies Prove How

Damned if you’ll let your favourite hospo haunts go unsupported during Covid-19, right? As well as buying takeaways, groceries and home meals, here’s another way you can help, even when your local is closed…

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Stock Up On Ready-Made O Meals!

Locals & regular diners of Single O – amidst our fast & fancy footwork to transform our Reservoir street café into a takeaway & corner store, we’ve also launched a delicious new offering - f#!*ng fancy ready-meals & delicious pantry staples.

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Measures Taken To Reduce The Spread of Covid-19

If only we could share the big hospo hugs we’re accustomed to with our staff, customers & community to console each other during this tough time…but alas hugs are off the table. So is sugar, salt and pepper, plus see a range of other measures, as preventative best practice steps we’ve taken, during Covid-19.

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RANDOM ACTS OF ART NO 17: SAM ELLIS

See our Aussie summer through the marmite tinted lenses of London based illustrator Sam Ellis, who lends his pen by day to architecture drawings & by night to freelance, free-wheeling line illustrations.
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AT HOME: COLD BREW

Ah, cold brew. A bloody delicious way to cool down & appreciate the full rainbow of flavour waiting to be unleashed in your beans. All you need is some good quality coffee (we've got your backs there), some common bits & bobs from the kitchen & a bit of time.
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