24 March 2023
The process of getting coffee beans grown on the opposite ends of the earth into our cups is not a simple one. Coffee beans must first go through the process of harvesting, processing, sorting, export, roasting, grinding and brewing before finally ending up as a shot of espresso. If you've ever been curious about what goes on behind the scenes, or wanted to know if growing your own coffee would be possible, this article is for you.
19 February 2023
It's been the norm for decades to choose the easy option when it comes to the business of cafes and restaurants. Sending food and packaging waste to landfills is cheap, convenient and doesn't ask anything extra of staff or customers. But as people are shifting their priorities towards sustainability, cafes and organisations across Australia are taking the opportunity to implement a range of waste reducing ideas into their businesses. Here are a few that have caught our attention in recent years.
24 January 2023
There's a lot of misinformation out there regarding biodegradable packaging. Are some bioplastics really compostable? Do they just break down into smaller particles? Is it all just greenwashing? Here we'll investigate the different labels so you can be sure you're making choices that are good for the planet.
7 January 2023
Take your regular green (raw) coffee beans, comprising of around 1000 naturally occurring chemicals that make up its unique tastes and aromas, then remove only the caffeine molecules. It's a daunting task that people have been working to improve for more than a century and has resulted in 4 distinctive decaffeination methods that are still used today.
2 January 2023
Being a vegan in Canberra is becoming easier and easier. With meat-free dining options increasing as the Australian population moves towards more plant based eating. Having a variety of plant milks available is now the norm in most cafes and there are often one or two permanent vegan brunch options on the menu. Many cafes and restaurants are starting to champion vegetarian flavours. Even meat-eating punters are appreciating exciting vegan dishes.