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Supporting Local Businesses

Supporting Local Businesses

When COVID_19 restrictions escalated from social distancing measures to stay-at-home isolation, many local Brisbane businesses were forced to close their doors - particularly those in our hospitality industry. At Q Roasters we were able to adapt to the situation and quickly set up an outdoor takeaway service and thanks to incredible community support we have been able to keep trading throughout this period. But we could see that our customers wanted to shop for groceries safely and there were lots of food suppliers who were doing it tough. With people staying home, online sales for our roasted coffee beans increased and we decided...

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How To Prepare Chai Tea

How To Prepare Chai Tea

Often costumers wander into our Stafford roasting house (on the north side of Brisbane) unsure of what they want. What drives them there? Perhaps a mid-morning hunger pang, a social catch-up with a friend or maybe just the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans got their attention. "What would you like?", we ask. To which they reply, "I don't know. I don't drink coffee!". The Q Roasters team love these customers and we are only too happy to make suggestions. One of our favourites is chai tea. Chai is said to have originated in India and dates back 5000 to...

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Sustainability: What It Means To Us

Sustainability: What It Means To Us

Q Roasters - sustainable espresso. What do we mean when we say sustainable? Like the word 'organic', 'sustainability' has a certain buzz about it. Used quite loosely, these words add a certain credibility, but what does it take to stand up to their full meaning? The Oxford English Dictionary definition for sustainability is “The property of being environmentally sustainable; the degree to which a process or enterprise is able to be maintained or continued while avoiding the long-term depletion of natural resources“. This definition has helped us to shape a criteria for where we source our green bean. Based on our philosophy that coffee should...

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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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