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Just recently I was approached by one of our customers. Almost embarrassed to ask a “silly question”, that she “didn’t know who else to ask”, she swallowed her pride and asked,
“Umm, how should I grind my beans?”
Little did she know that with one apparent ‘silly question’ she was making the rewarding jump from coffee drinker to coffee lover.
I was reminded how many coffee drinkers out there have the potential to get more out of their experience if only they were privy to some ‘basics’. Come on over, let's chat about this.Read More
Just a short walk from the hustle of Chapel Street you'll find a converted warehouse, that from the outside looks like it might house a sweet hub of street artists (and you'd be right). External walls brightly decorated top to bottom with graffiti, rainbow coloured outdoor tables popping from the sidewalk and around the corner onto Bangs Street, an endearing entrance of live plants and more art, inviting you off the dreary street and into what appears to be a kaleidoscope of adventure. Step in, and you'll realise it is just as it promises.Read More
When you sip a cup of really great coffee you are most likely (if it's any good) experiencing an array of senses - taste, sight, smell - so, why not attach sound to that moment too? It seems natural to me; so many moments in life are suspended aurally, remembered with the help of music.Read More
Want to know more about Zest's Project Raggiana?
Our Creative Director, Rob, has put together a little run-down of the project - our aims, the journey and the things to come.
And stay tuned for the launch of the Project Raggiana film to be released in July. Very exciting times for Zest, and for you, because projects like this are all about sparking your personal Zest for coffee! Get around it...Read More
Communicating coffee to coffee enthusiasts is a constantly evolving art.
The narrative within has become dense and complex. And rightly so! We are, after all, talking about a global industry where a plant produces a seed that is pulped, fermented, dried, transported, roasted and brewed - with every part of the process having significant implications on the final flavour.Read More
New cafe profile: Walk Don't Run in Armadale
Next time you’re in Armadale (or really make the trip even if you aren’t anywhere near it) walk, don’t run, and drop in and seat yourself in the tranquil hideout, eat well and leave light and gratified – and do tell your friends, it will make you seem so in the know!Read More
Good morning from PNG! The Zest boys are learning and sharing so much with the beautiful people of Sigri Coffee. Such a remote and rich coffee community with so much to offer. We are privileged to be able to bring to you in pictorial index for now...Read More
Coffee, tea, or me - Cascara?
Specialty coffee lovers may have noticed, and possibly even tasted cascara - it's been making the rounds for a few years now. While not quite as insta-famous as turmeric lattes or the mighty matcha, this coffee/tea alternative is out there and already quite popular, so it's worth learning a little about...Read More
Distilling the facts: The Extraction
It doesn't matter how much art or science goes into the process down the line, if that coffee is not brewed correctly - the way the roaster has designed it to be brewed - you will not get the optimal flavour that you should.
This all comes down to extraction.Read More
I hope you enjoy this delightful bag of flavour, we trust it will transport you from your daily journey to the most exotic outposts the world has to offer. Because you deserve an unforgettable moment today.
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The AICA (Australia International Coffee Awards) awards were announced last Wednesday, and while we are trying to be humble, we just can't keep our amazing achievements quiet. A total of 7 medals in the espresso, milk and filter categories.Read More
Zest at Zest Cafe Emerald.
Out of town, but in the zone.
Zest Cafe is a solid, outer city cafe, serving up just the right blend of old-fashioned service and new-fashioned variety, the cornerstone of where real appreciation breeds. And because 'brewing appreciation' is our underlying company ethos, we are quite proud to share a name with this Emerald gem!Read More
Is there such a thing as dessert coffee?
The concept of a dessert coffee was uncertain until our sensory team introduced the Nicaraguan 'Los Potrerillos' Pacamara beans to our Ethiopian rockstar, Suke Quto.
And bam. There it is! A dessert coffee.
If you imagine one exists, what would constitute a dessert coffee?
For the month of March we are offering a 20% discount on the new African Mailman. Enter coupon code DESSERTCOFFEE20 to redeem.Read More