Uppercup is the world’s finest reusable coffee cup. Designed, developed and manufactured in Melbourne, the Uppercup was created by hospitality veteran James McKay to enhance our favourite daily ritual. Inspired by the notion that good design, creating products with real integrity, has the power to change our lives, it is simply stunning.
Jai Pyne spent a good seven years as frontman of (arguably) one of Australia’s best indie bands – The Paper Scissors. Now that band is done and dusted, he’s allowing another passion to shine through. We caught up with Jai to talk all about his newish Sydney cafe Fleetwood Macchiato, located in inner-city Erskineville, and his love affair with everyone’s favourite pick me up.
What, a coffee machine that makes you coffee when you yawn? At the international arrivals terminal of Johannesburg’s OR International Airport, coffee brand Douwe Egberts recently set up a vending machine which did just that, thanks to some fancy facial recognition software. We’re surprised no one tried to steal the damn thing. We’ll take one […]
How far would you go to unlock the secret artistic wonder of coffee’s DNA? Probably not as far as Australian advertising agency Reborn did, modifying a Breville espresso machine to measure flow rate, temperature, pressure and when the use of steam was initiated. With this data, the team then got to work visualising it in […]
Leaves. Love hearts. Smiley faces. I’m easily impressed when it comes to creative baristas etching cute decorations on top of my morning latte. But Taiwanese coffee shop, Let’s Café, certainly takes the cake by printing their customers’ own photos onto ordered coffees. It’s all thanks to an elite coffee machine that uses cocoa powder, latte […]
As a coffee enthusiast, I am super delighted to see that Melbourne International Coffee Expo has returned and it’s now Australia’s largest coffee-dedicated event. The expo will bring together the World Barista Championship, the World Brewers Cup, the inaugural Global Coffee Review Symposium and Australia’s largest dedicated-coffee trade show. The event was held at the Melbourne […]
According to a study conducted by the University of British Columbia and the University of Virginia, moderate ambient noise (70 decibels), like that found in cafes, can boost your ability to come up with creative ideas. Justin Kauszler, Business Development Liaison at Virginia Commonwealth University, has created an online app called Coffitivity that will deliver the […]
If you don’t know about Verve Coffee Roasters of Santa Cruz, CA, you should look them up. I was originally attracted to them based on their storefront appearance. Verve are at the forefront of the boutique coffee trend, and for good reason. They roast and make incredible coffee grown by farmers using sustainable farming practices. […]
Do you ever find yourself at a coffee shop wondering what that attractive person ordered in front of you but you are too afraid to ask for fear of sounding uninformed and uncool? Well, have I got the solution for you. Check out this list of coffee drinks with clever nicknames. Try the Dirty Chai […]
This is where I get my daily caffeine fix in North Melbourne. Set up by a couple of designers turned cafe owners, they make, in my opinion, the best coffee in Melbourne without the coffee snobbery and they also have an impressive menu to boot.
Until recently I didn’t realize you could become a loyalist to your barista. If you’ve discovered one good coffee roaster, where’s the need to discover another, right? Wrong. I now know what it feels like to “cheat” on your barista. Corduroy is much more than your typical hole-in-the-wall espresso joint. Nestled on Foster street in […]
Smitten. That’s what we are for Cape Town’s Truth Coffee. Blame the stripped away industrial interior, the long hanging lights, the beautiful vintage detailing on the coffee bar, and the heavy wooden communal tables, anchored with piping. The ruby red stools, the pops of color, and the grand silver roasting machine help too. Through and […]
Reason number 88790 why being in Melbourne right now would be dreamy: The Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar, a lush, jungle-esque plantation popping-up in the city’s center. On March 1, Melbourne launched its annual food-frenzy, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. This year boasts everything from the infamous world’s longest lunch to master classes from iconic […]
Who said work and play don’t mix? This clever Lego Coffee Mug is proof that they most certainly do. It’s the ultimate juxtaposition of a well known symbol of adulthood and office life with toys from childhood. The mug let’s you maximize your time by combining a stress relieving, creative activity with your everyday coffee […]
Coffee and Beer meet mad science at Funranium Labs. Here you will find $350 beer steins that are worth every penny, and a groundbreaking product called Black Blood of the Earth, which contains a month’s worth of caffeine in each 750ml bottle. May your beer always stay cold and you never grow tired.