How can you learn to discern aromas in coffee? Are those notes just made up?
Get to know a bit more about one of our original coffee cupping panellists.
Let’s have a little conversation about asking for “extra hot” coffee.
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous” – Aristotle.
Peter (Master of Wine) tells us all about his mouth-watering experiences and offers his best coffee tasting tips…
Let’s take a closer look at the Mexican Cup of Excellence, Finca Kassandra.
Cup of Excellence is the most prestigious coffee competition in the world and we are proud to offer the work of […]
Coffee blending is an important facet of any roaster’s job, but what does it take to make a blend?
Small farming communities in D.R. Congo are working together, against the odds, to create a new industry and a way […]
What process do green beans have to go through to be classed as decaffeinated coffee and are all “decafs” created equal? Get the downlow on decaf here.
What does it take to achieve the highest certification within the coffee industry – Q Grader? Just ask Merlo’s own Simon Brooks.
Coffee is more than an industry, it is woven into the fabric of the local culture.
The Cup of Excellence program has improved the business of coffee along the entire chain.
It’s hard to beat a classic iced latte, but we’ve got a few different ideas to try at home that […]
There are many stories describing the discovery of coffee. This is our favourite.
Grown in the rich volcanic soil of the Nyambene Hills on the eastern slopes of Mt Kenya, the Iriga is a sweet and smooth coffee, with caramel aromas, chocolate flavours and a fresh but soft orange acidity
“Specialty” is a term we often hear in the coffee industry, but the definition can vary depending on the context in which it’s used.
The Colombia Giraldo has a socially and environmentally sustainable production, as well as a sweet and creamy taste, medium body and clean finish.
After water, tea is still the second most consumed beverage in the world. So let’s learn more about it!
Papakuchi is sustainably grown in the fertile soils of Kodagu (Coorg), India and features notes of chocolate, creme brulee and red apple.
Lake Tawar beans are processed in a way unique to Indonesia, resulting in signature characteristics of full body, dense aromatics and low acidity.
This coffee comes from the historic Shiwanda Estate in Mbeya, Tanzania and has notes of dark chocolate, apricot, golden syrup.
If you’re looking for a great cocktail to share with friends, a Merlo Coffee espresso martini is the best way to start your night!
From Finca La Hermosa in the Acatenango region of Guatemala, this coffee is notable for its creamy body, chocolate aroma and sweet orange flavour.
These coffee beans from New South Wales’ Scenic Rim has a sweet, medium body with a chocolate aroma and a warm, lingering finish.
If you are entertaining at home, there are a few key things to consider when selecting a coffee brewing method for your guests.
Here’s a set of easy criteria to evaluate coffee like a pro.
This Cup of Excellence winning coffee harks from a privately owned farm in the heart of Colombia that has been perfecting coffee beans for over 20 years.
What is the difference between Cold Press coffee, Cold Drip coffee and Cold Brew coffee? Learn more from John, our expert roaster.
Coffee can be affected by a lot of variants, so here’s our top tips to keep your coffee fresh.
Thanks to its ideal growing conditions and climate, the Burundi Mukerwa exhibits a clean, delicate flavour with a well- balanced body and acidity.
Just like a wine tasting, coffee cupping is a formal tasting technique developed to identify specific flavours, qualities and faults.
This coffee is distinctively full-bodied, with notes of toffee and milk chocolate, and a smooth, velvety vanilla finish, giving it a harmonising profile.
Once a coffee cherry is harvested, there is one more pivotal step before it is sent to us to roast.
Harking from Minas Gerais, Brazil, this bean will satisfy the taste of the most demanding and discriminating consumers in the world.
Learn how to brew a pure, smooth tasting coffee with a Chemex – one of the best designed products in modern times.
Use our handy tasting glossary to learn a few key terms to look for when evaluating the flavours of your beans.
Once a coffee cherry ripens, there is only a ten day window in which they can be harvested, often painstakingly done by hand.
This premium AA bean is rich in flavour, with a deep, wine-like acidity and pleasant aroma in its bold profile.
The flavour in your coffee actually starts with the coffee cherry.
A superb coffee from Costa Rica’s Three Sisters Estate, named after the owner’s three beautiful daughters Yenixa, Jocelyn and Yerlin.
Don’t suffer through bad coffee. Keep your machine clean to guarantee great tasting coffee cup after cup.
Like any other job, deciding to become a home barista comes with responsibilities, and cleaning your coffee machine is the biggest one.
Just like your car needs regular servicing, it’s very important to undertake a regular deep clean of your coffee machine so that it stays in fine working order.
To make every cup of coffee from your machine a winner, you need to make sure your machine is in tip-top condition.
Simply designed, the Hario V60 filter coffee-maker is ideal for preparing a quick and simple coffee for one without the fuss!
Learn how to get grit free coffee with minimal bitterness by using this total immersion brewing technique.
The syphon may look like a bit of a science experiment, but it delivers a certain theatre to your coffee experience and has exceptional brewing results.
There are a number of internationally recognised standards that coffee beans need to meet for export.
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!
The plunger is a simple way to prepare coffee at home and requires no extra filtration – the device does it for you.
This traditional Italian brewing method uses steam pressure to create a strong brew, similar to espresso.
Investing in a grinder at home will ensure you get the best out of your freshly roasted coffee beans.
Just like picking up your fruit and vegetables from the farmers market, the coffee you buy should be as fresh as it gets.
As the appreciation of good coffee grows, so too does the popularity of home espresso machines.
As one of the world’s favourite beverages, it’s understandable that there is a sizeable bank of research on the possible health benefits of drinking coffee.
This isn’t just an exceptional bean, the Hands of Hope project supports foster care homes in Indonesia.