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What’s in a Cup? Understanding Ecuadorian Specialty Coffee by Amanda Jones

Just as specialty coffee has allowed the growth of smaller, boutique cafes and small scale roasteries to flourish, further up the coffee chain, select importers of coffee have been established to ensure that high quality coffee reaches its drinker in the most appropriate format. One of those companies is Caravela Coffee, and that’s who have brought our December single origin to us.

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Buds and Beans by Amanda Jones

Perched above Gordon train station and surrounded by the green leaves of plane trees and the purple of jacarandas is the café-cum-florist Buds and Beans. Just as coffee is a natural part of the morning routine, the florist on Sydney’s leafy north shore is a perfect fit. Bringing the two together, Buds and Beans is a match made in heaven.

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Lindfield Espresso by Amanda Jones

More than we may care to acknowledge, cafes are becoming the most significant modern day institution in our suburbs. Taking pride of place in our shopping strips and serving as a meeting place or a regular stop off point, they come to define our communities. At the entrance to Lindfield station on the upper north shore, Lindfield Espresso is becoming just that, a community hub. 

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Black Drum Roasters Secures New Location by Amanda Jones

Leading Australian coffee roasting company Black Drum Roasters has secured a new roasting headquarters in Blacktown. Furthering current in-house roasting operations will see Black Drum Roasters continue to provide high quality blends and single origins on its own label. Roasting operations for other popular brands have also been maintained throughout this transition period, and Black Drum Roasters have remained committed to ensuring that customers have been able to rely upon their unique flavour profiles.

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What is Microlot Coffee? by Amanda Jones

When it comes to coffee, there are a few words that get thrown around without too much care. Terms such as organic, artisan and fair trade can have different meanings based on who you ask, and when coffee roasters use these words as descriptors to sell their coffee, the precise definition can be serious business. One term that been coming to prominence but with not always the greatest definitional clarity is microlot.

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