KNOWLEDGE TALKS 2017 - KIM ELENA IONESCU
We’re kicking off our 2017 Knowledge Talks series with Kim Elena Ionescu, talking all things; sustainability, risk, and regeneration and just how we can make coffee better.
As the Chief Sustainability Officer of the Specialty Coffee Association, Kim will present on sustainability innovation across the coffee value chain and lead a discussion of best practices and opportunities for getting involved in making coffee better globally.Read more >
Our Christmas Hours
2016 has been an exciting and an all round massive year! We want to thank you for your continued support and we have loved connecting with you when you’ve visited us in-store or online. Your love and appreciation of specialty coffee is what drives us everyday.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
PS: Our Christmas hours this year are as follows:
CHIPPENDALE: Closing Friday 23rd at 2pm and re-opening Wednesday, January 4th.
BRISBANE: Closing Friday 23rd and re-opening Tuesday, January 3rd.
MELBOURNE: Closing Friday 23rd and re-opening Monday, January 16th (we’re working on something exciting!)
BARANGAROO TOWER 2 & 3: Closing Friday 23rd and re-opening Tuesday, January 3rd.
QANTAS MASCOT: Closing Thursday 22nd and re-opening Tuesday, January 3rd.
Our Espresso School:
Our Espresso School is now closed for 2016, but our doors will reopen in February 2017.
For our online customers:
Our team will wrapping up Friday the 23rd at 1pm and will resume limited deliveries between Wednesday 28th and Friday 30th.
While no deliveries will take place over the NYE break, we’ll be back on board for normal deliveries Tuesday, 3rd of January.
KNOWLEDGE TALKS 2016 – ESPRESSO STATE OF THE ART WITH GREG SCACE.
We are kicking off a new season of Knowledge Talks with none other than Greg Scace – master of controlled calibration and the creator of the Scace Device.
Once the brewing button is pressed, a miracle occurs. Within seconds, ground coffee becomes a liquid taste sensation! How did that happen?Read more >
Our coffee subscription service.
Does researching all the different coffee subscription services out there do your head in? Some offer one thing but not another? They’re long, confusing and in-flexible.
We hear you.
So we’ve designed a simple and flexible coffee subscription service to suit you. We provide you with quality coffee, when and where you want it.Read more >
Introducing the new Kalita range.
We’re taking your filter experience to the next level with Kalita. Allow us to introduce to you our latest range of Kalita products, designed to make your life easier and coffee drinking smoother.Read more >
Meet Nich, one of our Roasters.
If you’ve ever peered out the back window through to our Roastery, you may have seen a tall dude rocking the top knot, an enviable beard and killer dance moves.Read more >
CafeSmart helping from the ground up. Drink coffee, do good!
It’s hard to imagine living on the streets, where a piece of cardboard could be your pillow, your bed, your roof, your home. Yet every night across Australia, more than 100,000 people are homeless, of these 14,000 sleep rough. Every day, two out of three people who look for crisis accommodation are turned away; there are ‘no vacancies’.Read more >
A guide to choosing the best café and barista for your coffee
If Tom Hespe taught high school he’d be the cool teacher; the one the boys wanted to hang with and the girls giggled about. He plays in a band, wears understated yet edgy shirts with slim cut jeans and is deeply serious about coffee. As the senior trainer for Toby’s Estate espresso school, Tom’s role is to educate would be baristas and coffee lovers in how to achieve that perfect cup of coffee. “Good coffee tastes very different and once you start drinking good stuff it’s really hard to put up with inferior product”.Read more >
The Story of Finca Santa Teresa. Yes, Toby's Estate Does Exist!
The idea that Toby Smith was once on the fast-track to becoming a lawyer is incongruous. As he inhales the steam wreathing upwards from a small bowl, it’s hard to imagine Toby wearing a business suit and carrying a briefcase. Watching him sip coffee, expertly analysing the roast, there’s no doubt the coffee world won when Toby left his law firm job at the age of twenty-seven.Read more >
If this coffee was grown in Broadway instead of just being roasted here, one suspects it would taste quite different. Coffee, like wine, takes its characteristics from the location, and this area has never been a delicate place.Read more >
“You really don’t know what you’re doing do you?’” The bloke had walked right into the part of the day I loved the most. Mum had taken her afternoon trip to the bank and I’d jumped on the forbidden coffee machine at last. The question was pitched in a thick Italian accent and wasn’t really a question. ‘Get a grinder’ he continued. ‘Take some control over the coffee you make.’ I’d just received my first bit of customer feedback.Read more >
Opening a café in Melbourne was partly an excuse to go and mix it with mates down there, which is what coffee is about. If I wasn’t based in Sydney I’d live in Melbourne in a second. I love how it is street oriented. Bikes, cafés, hanging around – that’s just what you do. We couldn’t wait to get there.Read more >
Our Local Community Coffee Tree
Did you ever think you could grow a coffee tree in your backyard? Well with the right environment and care you can.
Tom and Pablo, our trainers’ from the Woolloomooloo Espresso School have been working with the local Woolloomooloo community to care for a coffee tree over the last few years that they finally had the pleasure to roast and ENJOY IT!Read more >
What Coffee Means to Me...
Coffee means something so different to all of us, that is what makes it such a special thing. From how that first sip makes us feel, to how it is enjoyed, to who it is enjoyed with to the type of beans, to the history behind the beans and of course the taste.
Hear from Josh Haidinger, what coffee means to him…Read more >
The Toby's Estate Story
The most common question we are asked at Toby’s Estate is “Is there a Toby” and “Where’s the Estate”, so we thought it probably makes sense to start from the beginning and share Toby’s Story (yes he exists!), and how Toby’s Estate came to be.Read more >