The Skillfull Roaster

One of the things I have learnt from my time in the coffee industry and dealing on a daily basis with coffee roasters is that people’s approach to and their perceptions of coffee roasting are greatly varied. There is a wide scope for adding creative flair as a coffee roaster, so one must be very careful not to judge too harshly and also to embrace the varying points of view, as this is one of the reasons the industry is so dynamic. Someone roasting coffee commercially should really aim to approach the job in a similar way that a professional chef approaches their trade. There are many similarities between the two, and I have found the coffee roasters that apply themselves in a similar manner are the ones who tend to possess the most skill and knowledge. Continue reading The Skillfull Roaster

Single Origin Verse Blends – A Roasters Perspective

The specialty coffee market is forever evolving and one of the buzz words at the moment is Single Origin. A lot of roasters and coffee outlets have or are looking to introduce single origins into the coffee repertoire but are struggling as to where it fits in the scheme of things verse the tried and tested concept of blended coffee.

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Royale Pacifique – A Coffee Roasting Success Story in New Caledonia

In May of this year I had the pleasure of supplying and installing a 60kg Coffee Roasting line in New Caledonia for local company Royal Pacifique S.A. This being my first visit to the island which was surprisingly only a one and a half hour flight from Brisbane. The Café Culture team on hearing of my visit asked if I could share my experience. Continue reading Royale Pacifique – A Coffee Roasting Success Story in New Caledonia

Consistency and Coffee

One of the biggest frustrations that I hear from roasters, distributors, retailers and end consumers is “why does my coffee taste different? I’ve roasted the same beans with the same profile or I’ve ordered the same blend yet it tastes different.” I am sure everyone reading this will empathise with me but are we striving for the impossible. Is consistency achievable or are we fighting an unwinnable battle?
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Golden Bean 2011

It was Golden Bean 2011 when I was first approached by about assisting with the first large scale installation for Proaster in Australia. Justin Metcalf was moving ahead with a new coffee roasting business venture with partners as part of the company AESP. The roaster and plant setup was integral to the business getting underway and timings as always would prove critical.

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11 reasons why drinking coffee is good for you

These 11 reasons are backed by research in respected medical journals

Coffee is a natural bean grown around the world, and consumed daily by billions of people. There is always debate circulating around whether or not coffee is good for you.

Some say no. It’s got sugar in it and caffeine is a drug.

Many, however, say yes. Here are 11 reasons why drinking coffee is good for you: Continue reading 11 reasons why drinking coffee is good for you

Do you speak our language? Get to know the coffee lingo!

Becoming a skilled Barista is often the first step into the coffee industry, but how much do you really know about the machinery you’re using?

Here at Coffee Roasters Australia we understand the coffee process and the machinery in-between. This includes the unique origin of the ripe coffee cherry; all the way to the silky fatty crema, layered think on your espresso.

Want to be more than just another barista? The following article covers all the basics on espresso lingo and types of machinery, from grinders and tampers to espresso machines. Continue reading Do you speak our language? Get to know the coffee lingo!

Learn How to Become a Coffee Roasting Connoisseur at Coffee Roasters!

At Coffee Roasters on the Gold Coast, we offer our customers the chance to become their own coffee connoisseurs! Our fundamentals course for coffee roasting involves theory and practical roasting, as well as some cupping.

What is cupping?

Cupping is a process of evaluating the taste and aroma of brewed coffee to select and maintain quality of roasted coffee beans. Cupping therefore allows you to determine which flavours and textures suit their individual tastes. You will learn how to control a roast to achieve cup character and be able to replicate profiles. Continue reading Learn How to Become a Coffee Roasting Connoisseur at Coffee Roasters!

Spilling the Beans: What does your coffee choice say about you?

Ever wondered why the person next to you in the coffee line orders a flat white and the next person orders a long black? Perhaps it has something to do with their personality?

Well, that’s precisely what Merlo Coffee baristas believe! Over the years in the coffee making business, they believe they can tell a lot about their customers by the type of coffee they order.

So, what does your coffee say about you? Read on to find out… Continue reading Spilling the Beans: What does your coffee choice say about you?