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Is Coffee A Long-life Product?

Is Coffee A Long-life Product? Posted by Kashmira Lal on When grocery shopping, coffee is usually found in the long-life milk and biscuits section. You won't be finding any beans in the fresh foods section of mainstream grocery stores, but should coffee be considered a long-life product.

International Composting Awareness Week

International Composting Awareness Week Posted by Kashmira Lal on We can reduce on average 50% of our waste just by composting. It varies week to week which ground our grounds end up in, but one charity we love donating to is the Men’s Shed.

Double Chocolate Gluten Free Brownie Recipe

Double Chocolate Gluten Free Brownie Recipe Posted by Kashmira Lal on A favourite recipe served daily at the Montville Coffee Cafe at the Big Pineapple.

Consider Caffeine: The difference between Espresso and Cold Brew

Consider Caffeine: The difference between Espresso and Cold Brew Posted by Eva Smith on The Sunshine Coast Hinterland provides us with ever-changing weather, leaving us to seek a warm espresso in the morning and a refreshing cold brew in the afternoon. 

What’s the difference between an Aeropress and a plunger?

What’s the difference between an Aeropress and a plunger? Posted by Eva Smith on Both the Aeropress and the Plunger (French Press or Cafeteria) are immersion brew methods, the Aeropress however, also uses pressure.

5 Delicious ideas and recipes for cooking with coffee

5 Delicious ideas and recipes for cooking with coffee Posted by Eva Smith on With over 800 flavour profiles, it's not surprising the intensity and diversity of flavour that you can achieve by adding coffee to your cooking.

Progress in Human Rights...Through Fairtrade Organic Coffee?

Progress in Human Rights...Through Fairtrade Organic Coffee? Posted by Eva Smith on

Declared in 1948, the Declaration of Human Rights encapsulates the pursuit of peace, equality, justice and freedom for all. This historic document stands as the most translated document (over 500 languages) in the world. 

A co-operative? Understanding How Community Based = Better!

A co-operative? Understanding How Community Based = Better! Posted by Eva Smith on What is a Co-operative? As trade has become international, probably the furthest we’ve been from trading chickens for homespun wool, the real value of products has become harder to understand. We believe that...

Global Sustainable Development Goals

Global Sustainable Development Goals Posted by Eva Smith on "We made a commitment that we were going to create a business that was just and sustainable in every aspect” –Karen Barnett, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Montville Coffee...

Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Strong Relationships

Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Strong Relationships Posted by Eva Smith on We believe that businesses have a role to play in contributing to global peace and prosperity! Our Specialty Coffee business is dependent on strong relationships with coffee producers at Origin...

What would we do if single use cups were banned?

What would we do if single use cups were banned? Posted by Eva Smith on A discussion about the single-use coffee cup. Compostable and recycled cups. We have a significant litter challenge in Australia, disposable takeaway cups are the highest contributor to litter waste...

How to make an espresso with an Aeropress in 60 seconds

How to make an espresso with an Aeropress in 60 seconds Posted by Eva Smith on Espresso equipment is an investment. The Aeropress is incredibly versatile and is one of the few ways to achieve an espresso-like coffee at home, without an espresso machine...