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Welcome to our coffee community where we’ll share stories from our team plus the stories of others who inspire us. Follow their tales here and share your stories with us on Facebook

  • February coffee line up

    We have an amazing line up of espresso and filter single origin coffees as part of our rotation for you to try this month! Read more and shop each of the coffees here.

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  • Join us for MICE 2019

    We’re heading to the Melbourne International Coffee Expo at the Convention & Exhibition Centre next week from 7th-9th February!

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  • Myanmar - The Golden Coffee - Origin Trip

    A unique situation that opens the gates to the rest of the world, creating opportunities to the adventurous coffee buyer who is willing to go rural and source directly from origin.

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  • Coffee meets macaron

    To celebrate International Coffee Day, we’ve teamed up with the MakDaddy and our neighbour, Carlos Heng from MakMak in Surry Hills.

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  • The SHIFT has arrived. It's time to challenge your perceptions.

    SHIFT is about challenging your perceptions and changing your coffee experiences by putting all of your senses into play.

    For this we require you to move into a higher gear.

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  • Journey to Lay Ywar with our roaster Josh.

    Our Roaster Josh, takes you on a trip to Lay Ywar, Myanmar.

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  • Join us for MICE 2018

    Daily cuppings and the latest in premium coffee equipment! Join us at stand #213 for the Melbourne International Coffee Expo.

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  • Our Mexican Underdog coffees have arrived!

    We’ll be showcasing three espresso Mexican coffees from the same farm, Finca Chelin, all processed using a different method. Read up about the different processing methods and learn more about our Mexican Underdogs below. Get in quick as we only have a limited amount available of these Mexicans!

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  • 10 Awesome Gifts for Coffee Lovers

    Have a coffee-obsessed member of the family who loves anything and everything to do with coffee? Or a friend who can recite the exact origins of every coffee bean on the planet? In other words, are you having to buy for a complete coffee-enthusiast? Well, stress no more because buying a gift for them has never been easier, thanks to our list of the 10 best gifts for coffee lovers.

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  • Join us for Knowledge Talks with Stephen Leighton

    Join us for our next Knowledge Talks series with Stephen Leighton, Managing Director of Has Bean Coffee! Stephen will visit Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne between 14th-16th November to present on ‘What happens at origin – the human aspect of coffee and what’s important to the farmers.’

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  • Welcome to The Underdog Series

    It’s time for a new hero.

    We’re so excited to officially launch The Underdog Series!

    The Underdog Series is not just about challenging and changing the perception of where specialty coffee comes from, but also discovering our industry’s newest champions and supporting their future development and growth.

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  • Introducing El Futuro

    It’s been part of our DNA since our humble beginnings around 20 years ago; deal as direct as possible with the farmers at origin to ensure they are receiving the best price for their coffees.

    And while it’s part of our history, we thought it was time to look closer at what we have always done vs how we could be doing it better. How can we better marry together our traceability efforts with our sustainability efforts?

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  • Espresso Rico. Celebrating 20 years of Toby's first blend.

     Espresso Rico Evolve.

    “Miles’s music appeals to the vulnerable side of people. His music speaks to the solitary person inside each of us, and it soothes us in knowing that we all feel alone. But on the other hand, he swings. And this combination of two opposite things… Put them together and that’s a cocktail that’s irresistible.”

    Wynton Marsalis on Miles Davis

    So, while we’re a little bit hazy on some things in our past, we do know (almost for certain) that our most impactful blend, Espresso Rico is turning 20 this year.

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  • July coffee line-up

    Welcome to our top coffee picks for July. We have something for everyone, espresso drinkers get ready and filter gamers get excited!

    We hope you enjoyed our last rotation of single origins. Beans like the Toarco Jaya, La Reforma and Kapsakisio are some of the best and most interesting we’ve ever offered. The rich sweet Rwanda Kigali and super crazy Varsovia could satisfy the thrill seeker in anyone…and we’re just getting started.

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  • Coffee line-up...not your usual suspects

    Welcome to our top pick coffees for June. We have something for everyone, espresso drinkers get ready and filter gamers get excited!

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  • Brew Masters Smackdown with Acaia

    We’re teaming up with our friends at Acaia to launch its’ latest App and to kick start the MICE festivities with a Brew Masters smack down comp!

    Go up against two-time world barista finalist Charlotte Malaval in this knock-out style comp and test your brew skills using Acaia’s new Brewguide App for your chance to win a La Marzocco Linea Mini and Acaia prize pack!

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    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.

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  • Our Christmas Hours

    Hi Guys!

    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:

    Our Cafes:

    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.


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    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?

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  • 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.

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