• Black Sheep Coffee can help make you the best baaarista in the business. Their beans are sourced from a mixture of Fair Trade and Rain Forest Alliance origins, plus estate and organic coffee beans.
• The Single Guys operate the Single Guys Coffee Company in Kenmore and roast their single-origin coffees at a local facility.
• Brother Espresso. These coffee connected siblings operate a roastery in Fortitude Valley where they produce both house and seasonal blends.
• Wolff Coffee Roasters claim to 'roast the world's best beans, from rare single origins to award-winning blends'.
• Bean Green providea range of unique roasts.
• 2 x 250g bags of coffee (rotated between their five suppliers), • It looks like The Coffee Post will remain an integral part of our family's at-home coffee experiences, and • we're gonna need a bigger coffee machine!
I eagerly tore open the cardboard box that was my window to a new coffee experience. Cradled gently in a bed of straw was a 250g pack of The Black Sheep Company's Feeling Woolly Blend. It was only when the amazing aroma had me racing to pull my plunger from the cupboard that a disturbing thought dampened my spirits: it was Lent and I had given up my daily brew. Not to be deterred, I promptly made a pot for the other members of my family, and enjoyed the coffee vicariously by scent, sadly salivating while they all waxed lyrical about the full-bodied, flavoursome, aromatic, and soft in the mouth coffee. I consoled myself with the knowledge that it was Sunday in two days time and I would be temporarily free to indulge.
Sunday morning brunches are a bit of an indulgence at our place so when Sunday rolled around and my son suggested French toast with REAL New England maple syrup (thanks Em!) and mascarpone to accompany my much-anticipated coffee hit, there were no arguments from me. And the experience was sublime. I had to agree with all the comments that had been made by my family — The Black Sheep Company's Feeling Woolly Blend is a definite winner, and so is the whole Coffee Post concept.
In a short space of time our Coffee Post experience has had an interesting effect at Chez Massey. Coffee is the new black — or white, or plunged, or frothy. Comedy Relief is beginning his day with coffee rather than his usual first-thing-in-the-morning tea; Designing Daughter, the only one who really knows how to operate our coffee machine, has been honing her skills; Uni Son, who previously only ever had his coffee hit at The Frisky Goat on his way to uni, is keen to indulge at home; and Little Miss Chatterbox is poring over ads for barista training courses, aiming to usurp her sister for the role of Barista Sister. Me? I'm sending in my order for next month's delivery and hanging out until next Sunday when I can indulge my coffee craving once again. That siren scent is calling me.
Two things are certain:
• It looks like The Coffee Post will remain an integral part of our family's at-home coffee experiences, and
• we're gonna need a bigger coffee machine!