A Cuppa with Dan

We love our team at Black Market Roasters. We’re a merry band of talented, passionate, kind, funny, and sometimes odd folk, who love all things coffee, but more than that, are really great people to have in each other’s lives. Each person brings that je ne sais quoi to the BMR family, and I have […]

COFFEE FARMS OPEN BORDERS TO REFUBEES

BEES AND COFFEE SUSTAINABILITY Not long ago I heard about the diminishing bee population and how this will be catastrophic for the world as we know it. I heard that if you see a bee that looks tired or lost, you can help it by feeding it a sugar water syrup that will give it […]

COFFEE FORECASTS AND FEELINGS IN 2022

Let’s switch on our crystal balls (or lava lamps if you don’t have one) and ask it what the future holds for the coffee industry this year. After we’ve done that, and seen that there’ll be a tall, dark and handsome batch brew sometime in the foreseeable future, let’s have a look at some of […]

SL28. A ROMANCE.

If the name ‘Scott Laboratories’ doesn’t leave you feeling tingly all over with excitement and anticipation, I don’t know what will. It’s got to be one of the sexiest names in coffee. Sure, gesha or geisha are up there, but I’d say they’re quite pretty. Beautiful. Maybe even ethereal. But sexy? That’s Scott Laboratories’ business.  […]

AEROPRESS: UPSIDE DOWN UPSIDE DOWN.

Growing up in Australia in the 80’s meant that I was educated and inspired by Mr Squiggle and his remarkable talent for drawing pictures from squiggles. This might not sound impressive, but when I tell you that the picture looked like child’s scrawl until Rebecca said, ‘I’m sure it;s obvious Mr Squiggle but I just […]

DO YOU HAVE AN ALTITUDE PROBLEM

I once had a customer who would come in, talk shop for an hour or so, tell me what coffee he’d been drinking lately, tell me about the best coffee he’d ever had (made it himself), would ask me if I had any beans available that were grown 2000 masl or higher, and would get […]

HOW NOT TO BE A COFFEE SNOB (WHEN YOU’RE A COFFEE SNOB)

I wouldn’t call myself a coffee snob. It’s not nice to call people coffee snobs so I extend that etiquette to myself, even though I am one. I don’t mean to be, it’s just that I like coffee. I love it, really. And I want each cup that I drink to be a celebration of […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH! Indonesia Wahana Estate

Spring is in the air and with it comes my appetite for cold brew and bright roast filter coffees. Especially ones that are reminiscent of the summer fruits we start to see at this time of year. So it only seems right  that my pick for this month is this amazing Indonesian coffee from Wahana […]

ADAPTOGENIC SMOOTHIES

Remember that time you went to Bali, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Byron Bay, Kathmandu, Pai, or Glebe? You woke up with the birds and did an hour of mind and body bending yoga by the sea, then to the local smoote (pronounced smoo-tay, as in caf-e) to sip the most wholesome, nourishing, blissful, hashtagged smoothie you’d […]