Journal

Child Labour: This is how we are taking action

Child Labour: This is how we are taking action Posted by Lauren Scaroni on Here is something we want you to know: children below the age of 15 are not employed by Fairtrade organisations. Make a pledge: We are asking you to support Fairtrade by pledging to buy Fairtrade coffee. And Scale Up. We are also asking you to pledge to buy Fairtrade chocolate and coffee.

Big and Bold Coffee Pairing

Big and Bold Coffee Pairing Posted by Lauren Scaroni on Our coffee of the month Sumatra Gayo, is big and bold. It is full of body, with dark chocolate, dried cranberry and star anise notes. To complement this delightful coffee, you will need something equally strong in flavour. We love this simple Greek-inspired omelette for its smokey black olives, fetta cheese, caramelised onion and sweet fried tomatoes.

Brave Conversations

Brave Conversations Posted by Lauren Scaroni on We would like to share with you a tool that has brought connection, respect and a lot of pleasant workplace conversations to Montville Coffee. We enjoy framing team meetings throughout the week, particularly a decision-making situation, with a ‘virtues pick’. This process asks willing contributors to pick from a deck of cards.

Changes to our packaging again. But why?

Changes to our packaging again. But why? Posted by Lauren Scaroni on We have updated some of our packaging again! Now both our labels and bags are fully home compostable and we feel great about this. The new bags are a beautiful matte black and feel wonderful. This latest change is in line with our ongoing efforts to review our packaging against our own sustainability goals.

The International Year of Peace and Trust

The International Year of Peace and Trust Posted by Lauren Scaroni on Montville Coffee recognises the important role of the United Nations in international efforts to promote peace and trust among nations. We have learnt that taking action in solidarity with fundamental principles of peace and humanity, creates ripples that grow in effect as a force for good.

Beautiful Cold Brew Brownie Recipe From Mill St Kitchen

Beautiful Cold Brew Brownie Recipe From Mill St Kitchen Posted by Lauren Scaroni on Mill Street Kitchen and Pantry do business with a purpose. No big shops here. A cafe in a beautiful heritage listed building and a corner shop that feels like the old days, stocked with produce from well-known and loved locals. As well as a too-good-to-be-true Brownie Recipe.

Barista Training with Competition Winners

Barista Training with Competition Winners Posted by Lauren Scaroni on We were excited to offer three places in our personalised Barista Training Course to competition winners from the Hinterland Times. The course will be a great foundation, as the young locals enter the workforce.

Finding unexpected joy in making "how to" videos

Finding unexpected joy in making "how to" videos Posted by Karen Barnett on For years we have been sharing tips and hints for making better coffee at home; giving insights into the lives of our Fairtrade coffee growers; and into who we are and what we learning as we try to build a sustainable business in an evolving world.

Kandanga Farm Store Cafe Tiramisu

Kandanga Farm Store Cafe Tiramisu Posted by Karen Barnett on Local organic farmer customers sell their produce to and through the Farm Store. The Farm Store Café, open 7 days, features Fairtrade Organic Montville Coffee and seasonal wholefood meals and cakes.

Women's School of Leadership: challenging the gender gap

Women's School of Leadership: challenging the gender gap Posted by Karen Barnett on Fairtrade set up the Women’s School of Leadership, in Cote D’Ivoire, to support female farmers to generate more income and give them the confidence and skills to set up businesses and be leaders.

Young people lead the adaptation to climate change in Fairtrade coffee

Young people lead the adaptation to climate change in Fairtrade coffee Posted by Kashmira Lal on Coffee is indeed very sensitive to temperature and humidity, which affect the crop’s phenology, reducing its quality and production. 

What we will be drinking this summer

What we will be drinking this summer Posted by Kashmira Lal on Balmy summer afternoons enjoying a chilled cold brew is what this summer is all about. This pure organic coffee is slowly brewed in pure filtered water creating a smoothness like no other and a naturally sweet flavour.