The Single O team shares what makes a special edition blend like Sugarplum exceptional, from its intention, to its origins and taste.
Every Christmas, we aim to knock your Santa socks off with our Sugarplum blend. After 8 years of exceptional blends, we’re pleased to say that Number 9, entitled ‘Cracker Edition’ delivers in these high Christmas blend stakes.
We’re making up for lost time by tucking into our late arrival Africa coffees.
Who doesn’t want a smashable cold one in summer!? Cold brew coffee could be our answer to a morning schooner... and you can still drive to work. So here’s a little more about cold coffee & how to go about brewing it. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
As we approach our May Q Grader course (the most hectic 6-day sensory coffee course on earth, for those that don't’ know!), we check in with instructor Craig Holt about the benefits of the course, and a bit about specialty coffee in general. No dolphins were harmed in the creation of this interview. (more…)
As we approach our July QGrader course (the most hectic 6-day sensory coffee course on earth, for those that don't’ know!), we check in with instructor Rocky Rhodes to talk about the benefits, and a bit about coffee in general. (more…)
We’re excited to announce that from Tuesday 8th to Sunday 13th July we’ll be holding our Q Grader course with Rocky Rhodes as instructor. Active in specialty coffee for 19 years, Rocky became one of the first five certified instructors of the Q Grader system, and has spent many hours teaching and assisting with the development of its materials. (more…)
Gotta love the guys at 4 Pines Brewery. To dream up a project ‘Beer Mimics Food,’ where beer is designed to taste like a dish, just demonstrates their commitment to push boundaries within their craft. These guys gun to think creatively and originally. Heck they even embrace walking around Manly in banana suits… (more…)