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In 2016 we have partnered with Sol y Café Cooperative in Peru to bring in a selection of Project 121 microlots for the second consecutive season.
Our Project 121 microlots from Sol y Café Cooperative are due to land this month and will be a great way to kick off the New Year.
In our most recent editorial for Cafe Culture magazine, we explore the origins of the coffeehouse and follow its journey from humble beginnings as a social establishment housing artists and intellectuals to the global institution that we know it to be today.
'Sustainably certified', 'Social premium', 'Direct trade'. In recent years terms such as these have made their way into the lexicon of our industry and are quickly becoming commonplace on coffee offerings from supermarket shelves to boutique cafes.
We have received an end-of-year update on the Mataki Tag Project from the 21st Century Tiger team on the ground in India.
Bennetts will be closed during the Christmas period from 24 December 2015 until 1 January 2016, re-opening for business on Monday 4 January 2016.
Project 121 aims to connect growers and roasters by linking the beginning and the end of the supply chain. The concept facilitates a unique connection between 1 producer and 1 roaster, hence the ‘121’.
In this instalment of Talking of Tea we’re unscrambling the STGFOP riddle.
Our self-titled #CaffeIndianaJones Alex has just returned from Peru after spending a week touring around the origin visiting producers. Whilst travelling he kept us up-to-date with photos and snippets on Twitter.
Café Biz 2015 is rapidly approaching and Bennetts HQ is abuzz as we prepare to head north!
Published in the April issue of Cafe Culture Magazine, Guy shares his experiences and insights of the birthplace of coffee from a recent origin trip to Ethiopia.
Join us for an evening of cupping and Q&A with special guests Hernando Tapsaco and Felipe Paz from the award winning Colombian producer Cafe Granja La Esperanza on Thursday 19 March.
If Brazil is an origin that regularly appears on your orders, soon you will notice some changes to the way these coffees are sold. Rest assured we are not starting to despatch short weight bags; however there have been some important changes at origin that will affect our shipments and your orders.
Bennetts will be closed during the Christmas period from 24 December 2014 until 2 January 2015, re-opening for business on Monday 5 January 2015.
One of our favourite events on the industry calendar, the annual Golden Bean Roasting Competition was held earlier this month in sunny Port Macquarie. Lorna, Alex and Michael represented Bennetts at the event and a great time was had by all.
Continuing our series on the art of tea, in this instalment we turn our attention to different methods of processing and look at how these methods produce characteristic taste profiles.
The next department to be featured in our ‘Meet the Bennetts’ series is regarded as the brains of the operation – or rather the taste buds.
With Lorna and Scott recently having returned from Sri Lanka and the inaugural Melbourne Tea Fair kicking off this weekend, tea is at the front of our minds.
Scott and Lorna have recently returned from visiting some of our tea partners in Sri Lanka. Whilst travelling they kept us up-to-date with photos and snippets on Twitter and Instagram.
It’s coming up to that time of the year again. Every morning the sun is shining a little earlier and the allusion of spring is in the air. It’s nearly time to dust off the sunscreen and get ready to slip, slop, slap as we prepare to head to Port Macquarie for the Golden Bean!
So far we have covered off the accounts and despatch departments in the Meet the Bennetts series, but we haven’t yet met one of the most integral teams in the business.
For the fourth season we have been fortunate enough to secure specialty microlots from the Mathias family at Kelagur Heights Estate in India. These specialty lots are all UTZ Certified and have been processed with the utmost care and consideration.
We are excited to have received the latest trip report from the 21st Century Tiger team on the ground in India.
Our new season COCAFCAL Honduran micro lots have arrived and we thought we’d share a little information with you about these special new coffees.
A wrap up of the biggest coffee party Sydney has ever seen!
Pulped natural aka honey, semi-washed, semi-lavado, or whichever name the process is going by currently, is a relatively new method to the world of coffee processing.
We have recently been lucky enough to establish a relationship with Brazilian specialty coffee producer O’Coffee. This is the first time the O’Coffee brand has been available in Australia and we are very excited to be able to offer these coffees to the Australian market.
Bennetts are excited to announce that we will be an official sponsor of the World Cup Tasters Championship 2014, held in conjunction with the upcoming Melbourne International Coffee Expo.
We're excited to announce that our new Colombia Granja La Esperanza micro lots have arrived.
Bennetts HQ is abuzz this week with preparations for the upcoming Golden Bean conference in full swing. This year we will be judging as well as providing information about all things green in the Green Bean Zone.
With the return of wintery weather after the recent warm spell (of course it wasn’t going to last, typical Melbourne!) we’ve gone back to drinking the hot stuff here at Bennetts HQ...
Our El Salvador Yellow Bourbon Microlot #11 has been the star of the hopper this week. With our chief barista (slash many other things), Fay back in the country after a quick break, the espresso machine has been getting a workout!
Our new season Kenyan lots have been delivered into store this week and we are very excited to share with you these delicious new arrivals!
With microlot season well and truly under way, we are particularly excited about our new season Colombian specialty lots due to arrive in store mid-March.
Bennetts are excited to be exhibiting at the upcoming Café Biz expo being held 15-16 March at Brisbane Showgrounds.