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Grace and Taylor Coffee Roasters Waterloo Sydney

Grace & Taylor Roaster from Waterloo Featured June 2016

Grace and Taylor Coffee Raosters Waterloo Sydney featured in June 2016.

 

Grace and Taylor Coffee Roasters Waterloo Sydney

Tasting Notes and Varietal Information

 

The Tabi is the perfect winter coffee, our notes are: chestnuts, chocolate orange and winter berries.
The Caturra is a little more familiar, we taste: Grapefruit, crisp raspberry acidity with a silky mouthfeel and lingering finish.
Both come from Pedro Trujillo’s farm ‘El Jardín’ which is situated in Cerrania de las Minas in Southern Huila, Colombia. These coffees were both harvested in November 2015. They were wet processed to remove the cherries and mucilage, then spent 20 days on raised parabolic drying beds.

 

Graceland – Signature House Blend

Graceland. Tastes like peach iced tea (as espresso), turning to coffee cherry and caramel with milk.
Components: Ethiopia Sidamo Guji Wonberta natural heirlooms; Ethiopia Kebele Aricha washed heirlooms; and Colombia Pasto Nariño, washed Caturra, Castillo and Colombia.

For more info about this roaster contact us.

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Small Batch Coffee Featured Roast for July 2016

We featured Small Batch Roasting Co. coffee in July 2016.

 

Small Batch House Blend – Candyman

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Small Batch – Single Origins

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About Small Batch

…Andrew dreamed of sharing his discoveries by opening a cafe and roastery. That dream became Auction Rooms: a big open space where everything was on display, a menu that raised the bar for cafe food, and an obsession with creating delicious coffee. Since 2008, Melbournians have been flocking to North Melbourne, answering the siren call of what The Age Good Cafe Guide has twice called Melbourne’s best cafe.

As our roasting operations grew, we opened a dedicated roastery down the road. Now, Auction Rooms is our flagship cafe; Small Batch is the coffee that made it famous.

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Fish River Roasters Mudgee our Pick for May 2016

Smooth and full bodied with a balanced acidity. Caramel and dark chocolate flavours.

Fresh Roast from Mudgee!

We picked Fish River coffee from Mudgee this month as we tried their coffee a while back on a trip to Mudgee and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Varietals and tasting notes are below for the house blend and single origin roasts for the month of May 2016.

 

Fish River – Roasting Machine

Fish River Roasting Machine

 

Award Winning Coffee

 

Fish River Roasters Mudgee

 

Tasting Notes and Varietals for Fish River Roasters

Colombian Popayan Supremo Cauca Tasting Notes
Grown in the rich soil of the Sierra Nevada mountains near Cauca in the Popayan region of Colombia.
aromas: Deep berry aromas
flavours: Smooth and full bodied with a balanced acidity. Caramel and dark chocolate flavours.
notes: Colombian Coffees are popular because of their high quality and ability to drink well as a single origin or in a blend.
The cool climate (1400m to 1800m) is ideal for the prolonged development of the coffee cherry which translates into high quality in the cup.

Fish River Roasters – The Hub Blend Tasting Notes

A special blend, done for our friends at the Hub Espresso Bar. We based this blend on a favourite Colombian coffee added in Sumatran, Kenyan and Ethiopian coffees to give it balance and retain a smooth finish.
aromas: subtle vanilla and florals flavours: Cocoa and dark chocolate flavours and bright, lingering finish.
Notes: This coffee has won awards at the 2011, 2013 and 2016 Sydney Royal Fine Food show and at the Golden Bean coffee competition.
Fish River Roasters-Tasting Notes Single Origin LR5
A lighter roasted coffee blend that works well in filter and espresso. A pulp natural Brazil adds sweetness with an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe for brightness, a Colombian for body and a Sumatran for some berries and acidity.
aroma: Complex. Dried apricots and figs, sweet peas
flavours: light caramel with some delicate acidity and a creamy, syrupy body.
We pull this roast up well before the start of the second crack which is our normal indicator for an espresso style roast. We’ve been really happy with the result particularly as an afternoon filter coffee in Chemex or aeropress.

About Fish River Roasters Mudgee

At fish river roasters we roast in small batches so we can deliver to you fresh and fast. Our philosophy is simple: source the best coffee beans and roast each variety to bring out their best flavours and aroma.

 

Our coffee has won 21 awards over the years including at the Sydney Royal Fine Food show and the National Golden Bean competition.

 

We just picked up another three medals (Bronze)at the Royal Sydney Fine Food Show (2016). The Hub Blend won in the hotly contested milk based category, The Avenue in the Filter Category and the Decaf won as well. There were no gold medals given in each of these categories. In each case we just sent in what we were sending out to our customers that day. No competition blends or limited releases.

 

We’re still deciding next month’s pick… we’ll update you soon!
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Rumble Coffee on JoeMerchant for April 2016

Rumble Roasters from Melbourne Our Coffee Pick for April 2016

“Sweet milk chocolate with vanilla, dark berries and toffee…”

For the month of April 2016 we’ve selected Rumble Coffee Roasters who are based in Melbourne.

Rumble Coffee on JoeMerchant Logo

Great packaging with easy to read tasting notes on every coffee bag, the flavours are pleasing and well balanced. You can learn more about Rumble Coffee here.

Rumble Coffee on JoeMerchant for April 2016

About Rumble Roasters

Rumble Coffee Roasters is Stan Bicknell, Matt Hampton and Joe Molloy. Three guys teaming up to create knock-out coffee for Melbourne’s competitive cafe scene. We have been training in the sweet science of coffee roasting and cafe running for a lifetime. Now we are here to help.

Our signature blend, the Haymaker, launched in late 2014. Since then we have grown to supply over a dozen cafes across Victoria, roasting multiple single origin espresso and filter coffees each week.

Our years of combined experience make us uniquely placed to make a difference. Whatever it is, we’ve probably been there. We use our insight and experience to help cafe owners roll with the punches of running a small business.

Care and conscience is taken to provide the highest level of  service. From staff training, to regular cupping sessions, to technical expertise; Rumble is always there for our customers.

Blend and Two Types of Single Origin Coffees by Rumble Coffee Melbourne

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Tasting Notes – Single Origin

Rumble Coffee Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes – House Blend

Rumble Coffee Tasting Notes

 

Next Month’s Coffee

Next month we are introducing Fish River Roasters from Mudgee.

 

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Joe Merchant All You Need is Coffee

Joe Merchant & Co New Website Launches March 2016

Welcome to the New Joe Merchant & Co Website

Joe Merchant is only a year old yet in that time we have seen explosive growth. To keep up we have redesigned our website and added new functionality.

Joe Merchant All You Need is Coffee

What’s new

-New system – easier ordering, more info and coffee knowledge base

-New shipping rates for new customers outside of Australia

-New wholesale section for cafes and restaurants – https://joemerchant.co/wholesale

Coffee subscriptions and coffee accessories

We have increased our range of coffee roasters so that coffee subscribers and gift recipients get a wider range of coffee styles and roasts. We’ve also added coffee accessories and some tea sets.

Check them out at Coffee Subscriptions and Shop for Coffee Accessories.

Improved security

Now all our web pages are secured using entreprise grade SSL certificates. You will see the https:// in the front of our domain – this indicates every page is encrypted.

Check out the new site at https://joemerchant.co and our blog at https://joemerchant.co/blog

Business opportunities

We are keen to expand Joe Merchant into Australia’s largest online coffee platform, we are interested in hearing from you:

Coffee roasters in Australia – contact us if you have a high quality coffee roast each week

Coffee importers – contact us if you are looking to expand your coffee distribution

Business opportunities – if you have ideas in the coffee space contact us… we’re always interested!

Send us an email at hello@joemerchant.co or use the Contact us form.

Look forward to seeing you on JoeMerchant!

 

 

 

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