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

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Toby’s Estate harvest in action

Hi All, A few weeks ago on the blog we ventured to Toby’s Smith’s Farm, Finca Santa Teresa, for a truly rich Panama coffee experience. I mentioned in my previous post that I was working on a multi-part video series to capture the passion and hard work that goes into bringing our Toby’s Estate coffee

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Behind the Panama Coffee Scene with Toby’s Estate

You may have already read parts of our recent trip to Panama for the 2014 coffee harvest, but I have been working behind the scenes to pull together a short video to give you a truly rich Panama coffee experience.

My Passion is Sourcing Incredible Coffee

“So how can I begin to tell you about Panama? This country has unbelievable scenery, great weather, impeccably good coffee, beautiful women, and fantastic Rum. No wonder why Toby brought us here. The only problem is, it’s so far away.
But believe me; the journey was well worth it.

My Experience at Toby’s Coffee Farm in Panama by Bill Ballard

“So how can I begin to tell you about Panama? This country has unbelievable scenery, great weather, impeccably good coffee, beautiful women, and fantastic Rum. No wonder why Toby brought us here. The only problem is, it’s so far away.
But believe me; the journey was well worth it.

Espresso Rico

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.

Broadway

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.

Woolloomooloo

“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

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Brunswick

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

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How to ensure freshness with every cup.

Here are some tips on how to make sure your coffee always remains fresh and tasting its very best. No one wants to drink a bad coffee, right?