What happens when competitors from 60 countries gather in Sydney for an epic showdown of AeroPress mastery? You fire up the barbeque, crank the tunes, and turn it into the sausage sizzle of the year, of course!
After winning her national title in the U.S.A and battling her way through the competition Carolina’s recipe beat out stiff competition from Belarus & China in the final to take the coveted title of 2018 World AeroPress Champion.
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.
THE DEADLIEST CHAMPIONSHIP YET.
300 guests, 1500 tinnies, 25 battlers & 12 rounds of brewing action to produce 1 winner...
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The Australian AeroPress National Championship, hosted in our Botany roastworks, is hurtling toward us Saturday September 9th.
Before we set off travelling from Melbourne to Brisbane visiting cafes doing extra good in their hood this week, a quick stop in Surry Hills Sydney to fuel up on how we started our journey with CafeSmart.
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…)
It’s been a cracker month serving up our 3 Course Geisha. Good Food month coincides with the end of what we call “Geisha Season”, and we had a beautiful Geisha that we wanted to feature as part of a tasting flight. On top of that, we had our first ever Geisha Cascara – actually, it’s the first Geisha Cascara that Hacienda La Esmeralda have ever produced.
So Jan, Gus, Wendy & about 10 other keen beans got together in the lab at Botany to taste the Geisha coffee & cascara and come up with a food pairing. The result: an almond financier cake with house-made vanilla mascarapone, a salad of nectarine, almond & candied lime zest & a cascara syrup.
In typical Single O fashion the idea for a Geisha Cascara was conceived over a few wines between Wendy & Rachel Peterson of Hacienda la Esmeralda, and made from their 2016 auction-winning natural coffees. Because of the uniform ripeness & high quality of these cherries, it tastes incredible.
We’ve had so much great feedback about the Geisha cascara & so we’re stoked to be offering limited 125g packs for sale in the café & online here.
Check out the O File here.
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…)
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From this Saturday March 5th we kick off at Carriageworks Farmers Markets, Eveleigh, armed with espresso and batch brew, plus packs of blends and single origins for home. Hope to see you there! Here’s a little background to our cart and offering. (more…)