• The Origins of Great Coffee [4 min read]

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    The Origins of Great Coffee [4 min read]

    “Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love” - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Maybe it’s the complexity of coffee, as described by de Talleyrand, that explains its popularity and Melbourne’s love affair with it. This city’s addiction to not only coffee, but good coffee, has steadily grown and its reputation is percolating across the globe. History has always added to our layers of obsession...

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  • Are Coffee Pods Still Evil? [3.5 min read]

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    Are Coffee Pods Still Evil? [3.5 min read]

    “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it” The words of John Sylvan about inventing the K-cup, the original coffee pod. Few products, that when mentioned, trigger such a visceral response to the extent of coffee pods. A product that was even banned in Hamburg, Germany, for its environmental impact, these little guys have earned themselves a bad wrap ever since they made it onto the scene way back...

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  • 3 Reasons Why You Pay More for Specialty Coffee [3 min read]

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    3 Reasons Why You Pay More for Specialty Coffee [3 min read]

      Specialty coffee. It has to be good when it has the word ‘special’ in the name. Right? Actually, specialty coffee is pretty darn special. Especially when compared to what you might drink around the office. You know, that immortal, soul-ravaging substance that dissolves at first sight of moisture. The old adage of ‘you get what you paid for’ couldn’t be truer in this case. That daily cup of Melbourne...

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  • 4 Quick Tips for the Perfect Nespresso® Coffee [1.5 min read]

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    4 Quick Tips for the Perfect Nespresso® Coffee [1.5 min read]

    So, you've decided to have the specialty coffee experience at home, purchased the best pods, but you are still unsure of the right way to maximise your Nespresso® compatible machine? Follow these four tips to get the best experience, every time. . Tip #1 - Keep it Clean! . First and foremost, you need to make sure that you clean your machine before every use. Just like any other kitchen...

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