Journal

A Fairtrade Coffee and Chocolate Pairing Guide

A Fairtrade Coffee and Chocolate Pairing Guide Posted by Lauren Scaroni on A guide for chocolate and coffee lovers who want to put their hearts into it. Choosing to buy Certified Organic Chocolate and Coffee is a treat that connects the dots between the confectionary aisle and extreme poverty. Support Fairtrade and empower millions of farmers and workers.

No-Bake Espresso Vanilla Date Energy Bars

No-Bake Espresso Vanilla Date Energy Bars Posted by Lauren Scaroni on Remember chocolate-covered espresso beans? The coarsely chopped coffee beans in this quick healthy oat and date bar give that same flavour packed crunch.

Meet the Makers...

Meet the Makers... Posted by Karen Barnett on Showcasing 80 of the Sunshine Coast's incredible food and beverage producers. We are passionate about collaborating with others to make our beautiful Sunshine Coast Region a thriving and sustainable place to work and live. 

What A Day To Be Happy

What A Day To Be Happy Posted by Lauren Scaroni on In the lead up to International Day of Happiness we take inspiration from the United Nations. We love to mark International events to educate, to mobilise, and to celebrate and reinforce the achievements of humanity.

Supporting Women Through Fairtrade

Supporting Women Through Fairtrade Posted by Lauren Scaroni on Fairtrade supports women to participate equally in agriculture, earn better wages and diversify their income and opportunities. Fairtrade Standards are designed to prevent gender inequality, increase female participation and empower more women and girls to access the benefits of Fairtrade.

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.