Espresso Rico

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You’ve heard of garage bands? Well, I was a garage roaster. Which makes Espresso Rico, my first blend, a bit like my debut album.

I’m a big fan of The Stooges first release – it’s a cracker, and while I’m not necessarily comparing my coffee to a seminal punk classic, we do have a few things in common. Iggy and The Stooges played their first show in their backyard while I started with a small batch roaster in my Mum’s backyard – a garage that backed onto a laneway in Woolloomooloo. Rock n Roll!

I was supposed to be paying Mum $100 a week rent for the garage, but I skipped those payments and blew every cent I had on my addiction. Beans. Sorry Mum.

In hindsight, abandoning the solid prospect of becoming the world’s least dedicated lawyer for the calling of coffee may not seem very punk rock, but it certainly felt like it at the time.

The Espresso Rico blend, with its flavours of cocoa, date, lime and blueberry is where it all began.

Founder, Toby Smith

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