Brew guides, Coffee 101

Which coffee maker is right for me?

There are so many different types of coffee making equipment on the market, it can be difficult deciding which one […]

Brew guides

Brew Guide: Cold Press

As the days get longer and warmer, the idea of a cold refreshing coffee becomes more appealing. Here’s how you […]

Coffee 101

The Role of the Cooperative

The role of the co-operative in building the D.R. Congo’s coffee industry. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) isn’t […]

Coffee 101, Roasting

How is coffee decaffeinated?

What process do green beans have to go through to be classed as decaffeinated coffee and are all “decafs” created […]

Coffee 101

Spotlight on Honduras

In 1502, Honduras was named by Christopher Columbus using the Spanish word for “depths” – a reference to the deep […]

Coffee 101

Coffee grounds and how to use them in your garden

If you make coffee at home, you could be throwing away a valuable source of natural fertiliser. Here’s how to put your coffee waste to work in the garden – as pest control, an effective ingredient in compost or a delicacy for worms.

Coffee 101, What's Happening at Merlo?

The Path to Becoming a Q Grader

The process to become an accredited Q Grader is challenging and difficult, so much so that the average pass rate is only around 25%. Throughout the world there are approximately 5000 Q Graders in 58 countries, with only 87 based in Australia.

What's Happening at Merlo?

Merlo Coffee Barista Championships

Over two heats and within a set time of 8 minutes, 28 of our top baristas were tasked to produce 2x short blacks, 2x cappuccinos, and 2x mezzos to the highest standard.

Coffee 101

Inside the Ethiopian coffee ceremony

According to legend, the forest-covered mountains surrounding Choche are the birthplace of coffee. In the homes around Choche coffee is prepared and served three times a day in an intricate ceremony steeped in tradition and religious significance.

Merlo in the community

Merlo rides in the 2017 Cycle of Giving

We’re proud to support the annual Cycle of Giving – this year raising over $60,000 to go towards vital medical research.

Coffee 101

How to store coffee

We all know it – Australian summers can be unbearably hot. So where should you keep your coffee to protect it from the heat?

Merlo in the community

Merlo & The Common Good: Jemima’s research

Merlo is proud to support vital research projects by The Common Good, including that of Jemima Boyd whose research aims to help ICU patients rehabilitate quicker, allowing them to live longer and have a better quality of life.

Coffee 101

Cup of Excellence explained

The Cup of Excellence program has improved the business of coffee along the entire chain, but how did it start and how does it work?

Coffee 101

Merlo’s 4 Best Iced Coffee recipes

It’s hard to beat a classic iced latte in summer, but we’ve pulled together a few unique ideas that suit different brew methods and coffees.

Merlo in the community

2016 Merlo Coffee Art Series announced

The Merlo Coffee Art Series is back for another year in partnership with the Wesley Mission’s Art From The Margins initiative.

What's Happening at Merlo?

Spring coffee cocktails with Stoke Bar

Merlo have partnered with Stokehouse Q to unveil three spectacular, custom-made spring coffee cocktails to welcome the most glorious season of the year!

Coffee 101

Who discovered coffee?

Before espresso macchiato and caramel lattes, this story of the discovery of coffee begins with, of all things, a goatherd.