THE ROBUSTA PARADOX
We humans are complex structures of synapses and neurons, buoyantly held together by a moist, floppy mass, draped over some sticks and wrapped up in skin. These neurons zapping around […]
JAPANESE ICED FILTER METHOD
It’s very cold in Japan right now. It’s very warm in Australia right now and we’re in need of a cold beverage. I would say that’s a perfect match. Japanese […]
Making coffee for the Christmas crowd
If you are a barista, you may have made the mistake of spending the holidays with a group of friends or family whilst being a barista. As all your friends […]
Blend’s are a roaster’s bread and butter, their cappuccino. We nerd out on single origins (nothing wrong here) and their flavour profile, altitude, extraction methods, varietals geekery, but where oh […]
About A Giesen
We here at Black Market Coffee roast coffee. Did ya know? It’s true. We roast coffee and we love it. There’s always something new, either a completely new coffee like […]
Roasted Potatoes. So Good. Roasted Coffee That Smells Like Potatoes, Not So Good.
It’s mid-morning at the cafe, the sun is shining, people are happily milling around staring off into the middle distance with the sun on their backs, waiting on their coffee […]
HOW TO MAKE A WHOLESOME PLUNGER. OR FRENCH PRESS IF YOU’RE FEELING INTERCONTINENTAL.
I make a pot of plunger (or a carafe, cup, not sure what the correct vessel terminology is here, or maybe there isn’t a word for it yet? Pot has […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]