Time Out for Diamond Mule

Our Award Winning Espresso Blend, Diamond Mule, is featured in the latest issue of Sydney’s Time Out magazine and online for Time Out Melbourne. They certainly hit the nail on the head, it is a perfect picnic match to “re-energise after that jog with a thermos” but it doesn’t stop there. Follow our brew methods…

IT’S HAPPENING SOON!

Yes we’re talking about MICE again. Nope, not the squeaky kind, the annual Melbourne International Coffee Expo that coincides with Melbourne Coffee Week. Just like any good music festival, you should start looking at event time-slots and plan your day(s) at MICE. There is seriously that much going on at MICE – not to mention…

The Month of MICE

Squeak, Squeak If talking about MICE made you think of rodents tearing around the joint, I’m happy to say you have been gravely misled. When us coffee folk talk about MICE we are referring to the Melbourne International Coffee Expo, held every year in March/April. It ties in with Melbourne Coffee Week (of course Melbournians…

Time Savers

These are some smart looking (and thinking) gadgets. Check out these unique pieces of equipment designed to help barista’s get you your coffee quicker. The Moobar – not only is this gadget sleek looking, it’s also environmentally friendly and easy to use. The Moobar connects to large milk vats/cartons which significantly reduces the amount of…

Brew Methods

There are different ways to down your coffee. Brew methods can be flashy, fast and easy. We know most coffee gadgets look complicated and, well, down right ridiculous, but once you know how to use them, they can be time saving, life saving and a good way to show off the morning after if all…

Grouch Tech, Barista Style

The Puqpress was used for a day. The neat bit of kit is an automatic tamper, with settings from 10kgs of force all the way to 30kgs, and we borrowed this high-tech gear from Espresso Works to see what all the fuss is about. The Puqpress is able to consistently and quickly tamp a basket…

This Is What Your Mum Wants

Finally, the day you’ve been waiting for all year long has arrived…the day you can spoil your mum because it’s MOTHERS DAY !!! Just like you, we’ve been counting down the days until 8th May, and we’re ready to grace our sweet mums with these Grouch & Co treats: Choc & Chai Collection Hand-blended, exquisite…

Coffee Love Story

Do you remember that first moment when you looked deep into your coffee and thought “I love you”? The Grouch team take us back to those heady moments when coffee first won their heart. ANDY It was a cold and rainy winter day when 9-year-old Andy got in his mum’s car shivering cold and wet…

Weekend Warrior – 12 Feb

So much todo this weekend you need to be in two places at once.   Friday Night BIG TOP TEASE If you like life a little risky this is for you. The Big Top Tease is a sexy mix of burlesque and circus performance with the amazing Sugar Blue Burlesque and famed Joseph Ashton Circus….

Salvaging Barista Hands

Their eyes locked across the coffee counter, she said his name, he swaggered toward her. She let her hands linger on his cup, hoping for contact… We work with coffee, it’s a hands-on business and we like to get down and dirty with the daily grind. But girlfriend, that ain’t no excuse to let yourself…