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Why we recycle coffee by-products

Why we recycle coffee by-products

Why we recycling coffee by-products Q Roasters are passionate about coffee that is good for people and planet which is why we source and roast green bean that is Rainforest Alliance approved, Fair Trade or organic. True to our 'sustainable espresso' ethos we also pay attention to what happens to the by-products of enjoying a great cup of coffee - primarily the hessian bags and used coffee grounds. What we do with our coffee bags Coffee bags are made from hessian; a coarsely woven material made from jute. Being plant based it is entirely bio-degradable and keen gardeners use it as...

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What is Single Origin Microlot coffee?

What is Single Origin Microlot coffee?

This week we are very excited because we have a limited supply of Congo Kawa Kanzururu Single Origin Microlot coffee. It produces a bright bold coffee with exceptional character and lingering syrup finish.  So what's the story behind the name and what makes it so special?Firstly, the term Single Origin is often misunderstood with no rules as to how it is applied. It can loosely apply to a single geographic region (sourced from multiple farms), from the same country (again multiple farms) or from a single farm. Secondly there is this term Microlot. Have you ever noticed in your garden that some plants thrive in...

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Q Roasters Christmas Trading Hours 2019

Q Roasters Christmas Trading Hours 2019

This holiday season, no matter if you are staying in Brisbane or taking advantage of school holidays and going further afield, we would hate to think that you would be without coffee. For Summer 2019 we will be closing for two weeks from 5pm Christmas Eve, 24 December until 7am Monday 6 January 2020. Already we are busy filling orders for customers stocking up on their holiday beans. Feel free to either drop-in to pick up your regular or try something new, or order online and choose from the drop-down menu to specify how you would like it ground. To all...

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How do I make good coffee when I travel?

How do I make good coffee when I travel?

When holidays come around our coffee-loving community drop-in to stock-up on their favourite Q Roasters beans and we often get asked - "How do I make good coffee when I travel?"Our most recommended travel companion is the Aerobie AeroPress. This fantastic product delivers barista style coffee on-the-go, is easy to clean, compact and is BPA and phthalate free.The kit includes the chamber, plunger, filter cap, paddle and scoop, as well as 350 micro filters. To make a smooth, rich coffee simply place a filter in the filter cap and rinse with just boiled water, then add 17g of ground coffee. Fill the chamber...

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