Coffee Hunters - Yellow Caturra - Flores Indo

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Yellow Caturra While on our Coffee Hunt we came across something quite special – that got me very excited. Well, we came across some magic beans and will be back as soon as can. Like other roasters, we visit the beaten road to coffee plantations and co-ops. However, we are searching also well off the beaten roaster track. To give you a bit of a teaser – I will start with a coffee we cannot get. The other beans we found just as exciting may stay a secret for the time being. Flores - Yellow Caturra History Flores Yellow Caturra is a rar  ...read more

2017 Coffee Trends

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2017 Coffee Trends From Plantation to Cup The humble coffee bean travels the long journey from grower to bean selector, roaster to café and barista to the cup of every discerning coffee drinker. 2017 will continue to be a growth year for specialty coffee (http://kimberleycoffee.com.au/) and all the players will become more spotlit as the consumer seek more information about their favourite drink, such as origin, growing methods and certifications. With this demand for information, all in the chain of creation to service will keep the up flow of information ch  ...read more

Cold Brew - how to make a great Cold Brew at home.

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The Heat is on! So, what’s all the fuss about? Cold brew has lower acidity than coffee made with hot water, which means the flavor profile is slightly different, and less bitter. Fans also swear it has a smoother, slightly sweeter flavor than coffee made with hot water. Another bonus for caffeine junkies? It is more concentrated than hot-brewed coffee. Wondering how to make cold brew coffee yourself? We’re here to tell you, it couldn’t be easier which—bonus!—will be a huge money-saver. How to Make Cold Brew Coffee in the BOD Cold Brew system in 3 E  ...read more

The importance of freshly roasted coffee ....

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Freshly roasted small batch coffee is now more sought after than it ever has been, thanks to the third wave of coffee putting speciality coffee in the same realm as quality cigars, caviar, and wine. But why buy speciality coffee, or even just freshly roasted coffee, when the supermarket down the street sells big bags of coffee for less? First off, while those bags of coffee are popular, it’s not because the coffee inside tastes good, it’s because a lot of people either don’t know much about speciality coffee or don’t like coffee enough to tr  ...read more

Kimberley Coffee update

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Hi, The last 6 months have been a super busy successful dry season in beautiful Broome – thank you for your support in 2016. Here's a little run down for you on what's been happening behind the scenes at Kimberley Coffee Company. We are super proud to have picked up a Silver medal for our signature blend Mintaka (http://kimberleycoffee.com.au/CampaignProcess.aspx?A=Link&VID=34486913&KID=357171&LID=1065938) at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show 2016. Mintaka as a Fair Trade Organic Blend (http://kimberleycoffee.com.au/CampaignProcess.aspx?A=Link&VID=3448691  ...read more

Put a Tiger in your tank with Tiger Mountain™ India

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Put a Tiger in your tank with Tiger Mountain™ India Tiger Mountain is part of the Direct Connect Coffee program - run by Australian Coffee importers H Bennett - who donate money from each green bag sold to save the endangered tigers of India..... Tasting Notes Its great being involved in this great industry discovering new beans and blending new award winning Coffee - So I am going to share some of my discoveries with you all through this Blog. Today I am talking about ------- One of the best single origin coffees on the market today and very hard to get. A shade  ...read more

Coffee Cupping - what is it?

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Do you have to be a professional coffee sampler/tester to know all about coffee ? The ‘coffee cuppers’ seem to have all of it, over and above their usual coffee buying, judging and writing reviews. But you can also enjoy the flavors of awesome coffee, if you wish to. Coffee is judging is dont by the professional ‘cuppers’ through its many attributes, like smell, taste, flavor, body, acidity and several others. You can also simulate a professional set up with some simple arrangements. First, you must have an abundant supply of fresh, filtered w  ...read more

Coffee Makes You Frisky

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The legend goes that a goat herder from Ethiopia Kaldi, noticed his goats jumping around after eating the bright red cherries of a tree, on further examination and sampling himself he felt energized and exhilaration. So he took them to a local monastery where the monks disapproved of their use and through them in the fire, hence the aroma and cracking of the beans resulted in the for runner of what we enjoy today roasted coffee. find some great Ethiopian single origins HERE (http://kimberleycoffee.com.au/shop/coffee/coffeesingle-origin)   ...read more

Why is specialty coffee so special?

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A good cup of coffee is like fine wine and good quality cigars. There are various different types of coffee beans and these determine the flavors that the blend presents for the coffee roaster and then coffee connoisseur. My many years immersed in the wine, food and coffee industries has taught me a lot about flavours, aromas, textures, palate. Many coffee roasters blend a combination of the lower cost Robusta beans with the more expensive Arabica gourmet beans. The Arabica beans have a finer aroma, a richer flavor and more body than the less expensive Robusta beans. However a so   ...read more

What is Specialty Coffee?

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Do you love your coffee? Can you go a day without a cup of your favorite drink? Coffee as we know it today is much different than when it was first discovered and has changed dramatically over the last 15 years. These days there are so many varieties of specialty coffee that it is difficult to choose a favorite one. So What Exactly Is Specialty Coffee? A cup of specialty coffee is a relatively new idea to Australia and the for that matter the world. Specialty coffee is usually only made from top quality Arabica beans, which are the coffee beans with the fullest flavors. The general  ...read more