Before espresso macchiato and caramel lattes, this story of the discovery of coffee begins with, of all things, a goat herder.
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Australia Coffee Bean industry.
The cherries of the coffee tree can be brewed into tea, syrup and even used in cocktails.
We have a rare opportunity to taste distinctly different flavours in three lots of coffee from the same trees.
How can you learn to discern aromas in coffee? Are those notes just made up?
Easy, quick and healthy, these tasty treats combine the pick-me-up of espresso with protein for the ultimate pre-workout.
Our ‘beautiful’ new blend is here, but what did it take to make it a reality?
Get to know a bit more about one of our original coffee cupping panellists.
Our Head of Operations, Simon, recently travelled to Colombia to meet with the growers and see for ourselves exactly what makes Colombia such a giant of the coffee world.
Let’s have a little conversation about asking for “extra hot” coffee.
Frith has some easy and all natural coffee scrub recipes for face, body and lips.
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?
Want to make clean, full-flavoured cold press coffee at home? We’ll show you how…
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.
It’s hard to beat a classic iced latte, but we’ve got a few different ideas to try at home that […]
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
The Colombia Giraldo has a socially and environmentally sustainable production, as well as a sweet and creamy taste, medium body and clean finish.
Learn more about the Maillard Reaction, named after Louis-Camille Maillard, the chemist who first described the process over 100 years ago.
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.
From the warm up phase, to the end of a full dark roast – what really happens to beans in a coffee 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.
When your coffee is running poorly and tasting strange it is usually one of two culprits.
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.
The flavour in your coffee actually starts with the coffee cherry.
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.
The secret to Merlo Coffee’s rich balanced flavour is the roasting profile that our roasting team strictly follow.
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.
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.
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.
This isn’t just an exceptional bean, the Hands of Hope project supports foster care homes in Indonesia.