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Australia’s top roasters come together at new online marketplace ’Feind Coffee
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Australia’s top roasters come together at new online marketplace ’Feind Coffee

We hope that we speak for the majority of our readership when we say coffee is no longer a luxury, but rather, a necessity. But that doesn't mean our daily dose of caffeine can't be luxurious – quite the opposite, in fact. There is no need to settle for ordinary coffee when Australia is home to some of the finest coffee roasters in the world. Thankfully, a certain team of coffee enthusiasts share our same passion for the holy java bean and have created a website where a roster of top-notch homegrown roasters have come to congregate. Say hello to ’Feind Coffee, a new online boutique full to the brim with coffee worth pouring over – from specialty instant varieties and perky pods to incredibly rare filters and enlivening espressos. more

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For the love of oat milk – you need to try Alt Coffee
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For the love of oat milk – you need to try Alt Coffee

No matter your personal preferences, it's undeniable that dairy milk alternatives for a morning brew are becoming more prevalent. Whether you're partial to macadamia, can't go past oat milk or you've got a soft spot for soy, there's one issue – generally, coffee has been roasted with dairy milk envisioned as its eventual partner. Well, caffeine lovers, you're in luck – the legends at Uki's Bastion Lane Espresso have delivered a solution to the milk dilemma – Alt Coffee , which has been purposely created with milk alternatives in mind. more

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Unbearable Bagels – the new grab-and-go step-sibling of Zero Fox – opens in Teneriffe
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Unbearable Bagels – the new grab-and-go step-sibling of Zero Fox – opens in Teneriffe

There's been a bit of a stir taking place down on Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe's leafy main drag. Clusters of carb-loving locals can be seen swarming the entrance to Unbearable Bagels, a new attitude-laden bagel-slinging concept that opened on Monday July 19. The brainchild of a hospitality crew that has made a name for itself by doing things a little bit differently, here loaded bagels (stuffed with drool-worthy ingredients or slathered in a simple schmear) and black coffee are a specialty – and the crowds are already loving it. more

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Changing the game – The Coffee Commune opens in Bowen Hills
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Changing the game – The Coffee Commune opens in Bowen Hills

Even after a bumpy year, the coffee industry is thriving. These days the standard of quality is incredibly high, meaning new entrants have to be on the ball in order to be successful. This can be a tough task for small cafes and roasting businesses, which often don't have easy access to professional resources, but The Coffee Commune is setting out to change this. Operating with the goal of helping the little guys, this newly open coffee hub is providing everything from networking opportunities with suppliers and barista-training sessions to hands-on time with roasting apparatus and mentoring programs. The Coffee Commune officially opened this week – read on to have a look inside this caffeine-centric wonderland ... more

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Pound the pavement for a good cause with Unfit Run Club
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Pound the pavement for a good cause with Unfit Run Club

The pandemic-enforced lockdown was trying for a multitude of reasons. Cafe's were suddenly deprived of a significant portion of its clientele, gyms shuttered in response to social-distancing protocols and our homebound quarantine lifestyles meant the fridge was always within arm's reach. Unfit Run Club was created as a response to the above quandaries – a weekly social gathering aiming to get our bodies moving again while supporting the local cafe scene. Sounds like a win-win to us – here's the lowdown ... more

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The round-up: what's open on Christmas Day
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The round-up: what’s open on Christmas Day

Santa's come, delivered his gifts and moved on, which means only one thing – it's Christmas Day! Today is all about family, friends and festive feasting, but let's not kid ourselves – it's a big day. There's no shame in admitting you need a pick-me-up to get into the Christmas spirit (especially after the year we've had), which is why we've put together this handy list of spots serving coffee (and also a little bit more) around town. Merry Christmas, from us to you! more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on New Year's Day
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on New Year’s Day

Wow, what a year it's been. We won't say it's been a good one – to be honest it's been frankly awful. But, we got through it. Now, it's time to celebrate. Although the bas taste of 2020 is sure to linger into 2021, there's no reason we can't bid it farewell in style. New Year's Day 2021 is the beginning of a fresh start, so we better make the most of it. If you ask us, there's no better way to kick a year off on a good note than with a top-notch meal. If you haven't overindulged the night before (it's okay if you do – we get it), then here is a list of spots that are committed to being there for us on January 1. more


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Crack a tin of sparkling cold-brew coffee from Industry Beans
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Crack a tin of sparkling cold-brew coffee from Industry Beans

In the immortal words of Nelly, it's getting hot in here. Instead of taking off all of your clothes (which may or may not be appropriate depending on your current setting), Industry Beans is here to help you keep your cool with two new and exciting ready-to-drink products – Single Origin Cold Brew and for something a little extra, a Sparkling Single Origin Cold Brew.  more

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Savour the tastes of Colombia at East Brisbane's Cafetal Coffee Roasters
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Savour the tastes of Colombia at East Brisbane’s Cafetal Coffee Roasters

Even in the peak of the recent widespread hospitality lockdown, Brisbane's demand for coffee never dipped. Even if we could only channel our caffeinated energies into pacing around our homes, the daily coffee trip was a ritual that remained crucial to maintaining a sense of normalcy. Cafetal Coffee Roasters arrived on the scene in May and immediately filled a gap in the East Brisbane and Woolloongabba markets with its freshly roasted and artfully brewed coffee, made from beans imported from Colombia. A few months have passed and Cafetal Coffee Roasters has settled into a nice groove. If you've been looking to expand your coffee-seeking radius, read on to see why this emerging outfit is worth a visit! more

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Never run out of coffee again with a subscription from Barker St
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Never run out of coffee again with a subscription from Barker St

If you're a committed coffee consumer like us, it's highly likely that you too know the pain of firing up your coffee machine for that sweet, delicious energy hit you so desperately need only to discover you're fresh out of beans. It's enough to ruin your day, but the good news is, Barker St is here to save you from caffeine withdrawals with a dedicated online marketplace and subscription service. more

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The round-up: where to get locally roasted specialty coffee beans for at-home sipping
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The round-up: where to get locally roasted specialty coffee beans for at-home sipping

It's safe to say that recent happenings have thrown our schedules into disarray. Our routines have been cast aside and now we're having trouble keeping track of what day it is. There are few things keeping us sane and one of them is coffee. While we still try and pop out to nab a cup from our local when we can, we're also really coming to love brewing fresh batches at home. Plenty of local specialty coffee outfits have an excess beans (available online or in person) for those eager to top up their social-distance supply. Here's a hit-list of places to stock up if you're running low ... more

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Fresh scoop – specialty coffee and artisanal gelato joint Allora Black opens in Newmarket
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Fresh scoop – specialty coffee and artisanal gelato joint Allora Black opens in Newmarket

When it comes to specialised areas of food and drink, gelato and coffee are wildly different (and labour intensive) streams. Rarely do the two meet, and if they do, it's not uncommon to see one foregrounded more than the other. Allora Black at Newmarket Village is perhaps the first spot in Brisbane to harmoniously unify artisanal gelato and specialty coffee, creating a fashionably minimalist dispensary of creamy dessert and artfully brewed caffeine. more

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Told You So | Brisbane's best coffee spots | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for coffee as voted by you

We're approaching the end of the year, which means energy levels are understandably running a little bit low. We need a bit of help getting our head into the game for the final stretch, so a strong caffeine hit is just what we need. Thankfully Brisbane’s got no shortage of exceptional coffee joints to choose from. This year’s EAT/drink Awards saw thousands of our valued readers submit their choice for Brisbane’s best, and we got some incredible selections. If you’re nodding off more often at work or simply enjoy a perfectly poured brew, we’ve assembled the top ten vote getters for Brisbane’s best coffee spot. more

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Ditch your old pantry brew for Coffee Supreme's high-end instant alternative
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Ditch your old pantry brew for Coffee Supreme’s high-end instant alternative

What is the best coffee when you can’t have the best coffee? We can all relate to those instances when you’re caught needing a caffeine fix but can’t access a barista brew. The bitter instant coffee that has been sitting in the pantry for a year isn’t all that appealing, but it’s your only option. Stress no more – the supplier behind our favourite brews around Brisbane such as Nodo, Scout and Reverends Fine Coffee are changing the game. Coffee Supreme is launching a high-end instant coffee, so you can get a little taste of the boutique roaster’s goods (but not as you know it) from wherever you are. more