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With over 27 years worth of experience and the most knowledgeable experts in the coffee industry, we want to share what we know with you, check out our variety of learning material below. 

Coffee 101

Anatomy of a coffee cherry

The flavour in your coffee actually starts with the coffee cherry.

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Coffee 101

The story of The Three Sisters

A superb coffee from Costa Rica’s Three Sisters Estate, named after the owner’s three beautiful daughters Yenixa, Jocelyn and Yerlin.

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Coffee 101

5 signs that a machine clean is overdue

Don’t suffer through bad coffee. Keep your machine clean to guarantee great tasting coffee cup after cup.

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Coffee 101

The importance of cleaning your coffee machine

Like any other job, deciding to become a home barista comes with responsibilities, and cleaning your coffee machine is the biggest one.

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Roasting

Five minutes with our head roaster

Steve’s office isn’t like most. It is a shiny, bright blue Brambati Roaster sourced directly from Codevilla, Italy.

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Coffee 101

The basics of coffee grading

There are a number of internationally recognised standards that coffee beans need to meet for export.

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Coffee 101

Perfectly steamed milk

Part of learning to make great coffee at home is being able to steam your milk perfectly for latte and cappuccinos. Learn how in six easy steps!

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Coffee 101

The daily grind

Investing in a grinder at home will ensure you get the best out of your freshly roasted coffee beans.

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Coffee 101

Why fresh espresso?

Just like picking up your fruit and vegetables from the farmers market, the coffee you buy should be as fresh as it gets.

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Roasting

Profile: John the Roaster

Get to know a little bit more about John, one of the expert Merlo Roasters.

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