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November 2023 - An exciting anaerobic fermented Brazil Cambara lands in our roastery in early November. This wild, fruity and utterly delicious coffee gives up intense winey, boozy, fruit complexity with rich and smooth milk chocolate in the finish. We explain why fermented coffees are key to the future of specialty coffee.
October 2023 - We explain why Kenya's coffee exports have dropped suddenly by 95% and supply remains incredibly difficult. Peru surprises with a delicious coffee. Secret Label is a sweet milk chocolate affair.
September 2023 - You would be surprised at the number of people who are not correctly removing the Signature Required feature on the order. We help explain how and why this happens and the best ways to deal with Authority To Leave. Secret Label is a dark chocolate monster.
August 2023 - After 14 amazing years, we say goodbye to ESE coffee pods. Secret Label is our sweetest yet. 5 Minutes with Betty.
July 2023 - A punchy Secret Label coffee and a bunch of new arrivals such as Colombia Supremo, Ethiopia Bensa, Ceylon BOP Tea and new Organic Ethiopia Nespresso compatible capsules.
June 2023 - With all this talk of a new King, we also have a new King of Coffees. Secret Label is a dark and mysteriously tasty treat. Grumpy old men behaving badly.
May 2023 - After a few months away from the keyboard, we are back sharper than ever. How gas prices are hurting the coffee industry. Secret Label is a floral delight. Plenty of amazing new arrivals to feature in Float Out Boat.
January 2023 - A new year and a new direction as we farewell FAIRTRADE. December's shipping meltdown at AusPost explained. Secret Label is one of the best coffees we have produced.
December 2022 - WA regular shipping has been temporarily suspended. Secret Label is a honeycomb treat. In Strange Attractions we fell in love with Sulawesi Kalossi. Xmas trading hours.
November 2022 - Peak freight season is now upon us. Special treat exclusively for newsletter subscribers.
October 2022 - Light, medium or dark roasted - does it even matter ?. Secret Label is a stunning red cherry, plum and dark chocolate masterpiece.
September 2022 - Our big pivot over 2022 to save our coffee blends. Coffee pricing remains high until mid 2023. Secret Label is a tamed Blueberry beast.
August 2022 - Why your choice of coffee grinder matters. Decaf pricing continues to rise, along with extreme shortages. Secret Label is a sweet chocolate delight with a fruity twist.
July 2022 - Two new arrivals knocked the socks off us - a lovely surprise. Secret Label is a rich and classy offering. Sendle has made changes that won't end well.
June 2022 - We take a look at the latest innovations for building a green solution to roast coffee as the world shifts away from fossil fuels. Secret Label is a return to the deep caramel and toffee delights.
April 2022 - Unpacking the claim a cup of coffee is going to cost $7 soon. Secret Label is a Bold offering.
Coronavirus Status Page - Keep up to date with the latest changes in how our operations are adapting to the conditions. Sendle switched off due to courier driver shortages around Australia.
March 2022 - We take a trip back to where it all began 30 years ago. AusPost introduces an exciting new facility that will dramatically improve our parcel transit timeframes. Secret Label is a bold sweet and delicious blend.
February 2022 - Another month of shadow lockdowns. Secret Label is a chocolate delight.
January 2022 - This month we have an amazing heirloom Ethiopian Natural from the Bensa district. Super-sweet fruit notes this coffee is a superb choice for black beverages. We explain why some coffees are disappearing as the global coffee industry continues to experience upheaval.
December 2021 - Please take note of our Xmas Trading hours and shipping recommendations. Secret Label is a sweet fruit compote. Coffee prices continue to surge upwards breaking through a 10 year high. Read our blog on fake sales.
November 2021 - Secret Label is a walk on the dark side with bold blackcurrant notes. Updates on our pursuit to improve the eco-credentials of our packaging.
October 2021 - Why some coffees may disappear this season sooner than expected. Secret Label is a super-sweet fruity sensation. Shipping update during this extended pandemic lockdown.
September 2021 - Parcels networks are super-congested due to surging demand during extended lock downs. Secret Label is a hazelnut delight. African coffees flying under the radar - why you should give these amazing lots another look.
August 2021 - We explore another side to the impact of lockdowns on businesses in Australia. Secret Label is a sweet nectar. Why the term ethical is being abused by sellers of coffee.
July 2021 - This month's Secret Label is a hazelnut wonder. Please be careful about putting coffee waste on your garden.
June 2021 - The best Sumatran to land in Australia over the last decade is now in our warehouse. The mighty Blue Bianca scoring an amazing 92+ points. Secret Label is full of jammy sweetness. Raw coffee prices have risen almost 40% in the last couple of month and show no signs of retreating.
May 2021 -This month we take a peek inside the design process for how we create our beautiful Secret Label offerings. Smart Pellets are here. May's Secret Label is a fruit dark chocolate delight.
April 2021 - This month we drop a few hints on what's been cooking behind the scenes. A stunning coffee from Burundi. Secret Label is a play on acids and what happens when good guys go bad.
March 2021 - This month's Secret Label is a stunning sweet delight and one of our best secret label offerings ever. We explain Sumatran coffees. Standby for our new capsule offering, it's exciting and a game changer.
February 2021 - This month's Secret Label is a shift from the safe middle into a buttery delight with chocolate ripple cake, spice and salted caramel. Sendle is back. What's floating our boat this month.
January 2021 - January's Secret Label is a sweet cherry a chocolate surprise. Sendle is disabled until further noticed. What's floating our boat right now. Inflation is running wild in 2021.
December 2020 - This month's Secret Label is a sticky date pudding delight. Xmas trading hours. Get your orders in fast as parcel networks are already heavily congested.
November 2020 - This month's Secret Label is a dark chocolate powerhouse. We have some stunning new Colombian microlots on offer. Number 4 is sweet-as golden raisins. Number 5 is a lighter filter roast with water melon and kiwi fruit notes.
October 2020 - This month's Secret Label is a powerhouse of flavor with the hero element cherry cola. We look at what's floating our boat right now. Roaster's Rant is a story about being happy in the middle.
September 2020 - We take a deep look at why parcels in Victoria got stranded during Auust. Secret Label is a milk chocolate wonder.
August 2020 - A silky sensation Secret Label. Compostable nespresso capsules. Roaster's Rant
July 2020 - It's a new financial year and that means we can set sail into new directions. This month we are featuring a stunning coffee from the famous Guatemala Todosanterita community Co-op.
June 2020 - This month's Secret Label is a plunge into the fruity side of coffees. Our opinion peice looks at why everyone's talking about blank canvases. Roaster's Rant is back and he's fired up over misleading antics of some coffee advertising.
May 2020 - Parcel network meltdown from extreme congestion as online shopping continues to surge. Transit delays are a fact of life during this pandemic. Secret Label has amazing dark chocolate complexity. Why some of our mycuppa coffees are disappearing.
April 2020 - Online shopping surges. The return of a great value Klasik. How small business ran circles around the hopeless supermarkets.
March 2020 - Wowser Ethiopia FAIRTRADE Organic Natural fruit bomb for a limited time. Secret Label is a milk chocolate wonder. New express post security surcharge makes it more expensive. Gunpowder Green tea arrives in store and it's great value.
February 2020 - New 1kg bags has 40% less plastics. Secret Label is a flavor powerhouse. Price rises for 500g packs, FAIRTRADE Coffees and the cost of grinding is adjusted.
January 2020 - A new decade that's starting with crisis around Australia. This month's Secret Label is a sweet fruity offering. Our blog explores why we think coffee prices are on the rise in 2020.
December 2019 - We have attempted to repeat September's amazing FAIRTRADE Organic blend for this month's Secret Label - fully certified FAIRTRADE and Organic - buy ethically. Our rock-star coffee this month is from Sumatra's best estate - Wahana, the fabulous Rasuna Natural - notes of midori liquor. We review the year that was 2019 and our Xmas Trading Hours.
November 2019 - A stunning certified FAISTRADE Organic coffee from East Timor. This month's Secret Label is a jaw-dropping cocoa delight. Read our blog on the changes in packaging.
October 2019 - We found a rare coffee that's been missing from the lineup for 5 years - the mythical and majestic Ethiopia Harar East. October's Secret Label re-connects with our youth in discovering the joys of malt.
September 2019 - Playing the Shame Game with packaging waste. Secret Label is no secret this month - fully certified FAIRTRADE Organic supporting coffee farmers and their communities.
August 2019 - This month we feature one of Nicaragua's finest from the best growing region - Nueva Segovia. Our Secret Label in August is a stunning blend combining all the best elements we have loved about coffees from the last 12 months.
July 2019 - We return to our original DNA of providing exceptional single origin coffees with a superb Burundi from Long Miles. July's Secret Label is from an African powerhouse offering exceptional value. We publish more helpful advice on how to get the best from shipping services in Australia.
June 2019 - This month we take a deep look at the crisis engulfing coffee farmers around the world and propose why consumers need to support ethical and social programs like FAIRTRADE. June's Secret Label is a sweet delight.
May 2019 - We skipped April, which means this month's Secret Label is going to be huge. Brown sugar sweetness, praline, salted caramel and dark chocolate. Instant Coffee is the new black.......we launch 2 new ranges. Roaster's Rant looks at the blistering growth of Decaf.
March 2019 - Secret Label is an orange mocha sensation. Why ground coffee is never going to please. Roasters Rant looks at the fake marketing behind premium dining in Australia. Price deflation accelerates
Febrary 2019 - Shipping cutoff times are now earlier (sorry, outside our control). Secret Label is a sticky date pudding masterpiece. We talk about the rise and rise of Filter Roasts.
January 2019 - Epic shipping meltdowns caused by national congestion in December. Secret Label is a sweet sensation. We road test the coffee from Victoria's newest 5-Star resort and the results are not surprising.
December 2018 - We look back at the year in review. December's Secret Label coffee is a flavor powerhouse. The mycuppa Subscription is ending in December.
November 2018 - Has coffee reached it's peak in Australia ?. This month's blog looks at the dark side of a seemingly vibrant cafe culture. Secret Label and a delightful feature coffee from Ethiopia.
October 2018 - We feature a stunning quality coffee from an origin that rarely features - Nicaragua. October's Secret Label is a stunner - intense flavours, sweetness and complexity. Are you using our 500g box bottom bags properly ?.
September 2018 - This month's Secret Label clue comes from an African coffee powerhouse. Important shipping and freight updates. Our opinion piece looks at the ways some coffee certification programs are treating consumers as fools.
August 2018 - An exciting new concept - The Secret Label. Our commentary looks at price deflation in the cafe coffee segment. A feature coffee Ethiopian natural with amazing aromatics. The return of a Klasik and we explore the seasonality of coffee sales in winter versus summer.
July 2018 - 3 new Limited Release spectacular coffees. A business legend retires. Roaster's rant explores the trouble brewing in paradise.
June 2018 - When online shopping fails us humans. Heaps of our previously lost old style bags are found in Toll's warehouse. Roaster's rant is a zinger.
May 2018 - Imagine life without small or medium shopping centres. Our 500g bags are changing. Roaster's Rant fires up some sizzling sausages..
April 2018 - What have we been up to ?. Our new roasting plant is the most advanced in the world.
March 2018 - No newsletter, we are working around the clock for weeks and weeks installing new plant infrastructure.
February 2018 - We explain what happens when roasted coffee is exposed to heat. An important Sendle update - it's not working out.
January 2018 - This month we look at 6 trends shaping the Australian coffee industry and market. An important Sendle update - why it's switched off and on again.
December 2017 - This month we re-launch our new improved filter style roasts. Many of you are wondering what's going on with Sendle. AusPost's Express service features are explained and our important Xmas/New Year trading hours.
November 2017 - This month we shift strategy on promotional campaigns, our opinion piece looks at the false economy of free shipping, NZ Express shipping returns and we report on the scorecard for Sendle.
October 2017 - We explain how 1/3 of our coffees have changed in the last 6 weeks and why this means coffees taste different. Our opinion piece is on furture product pricing. In early 2018, we are rebuilding our systems again in order to remain the leader.
September 2017 - Sendle is here and finally we have an excellent alternative for customers to choose when selecing shipping. Our opinion piece this month looks at the rapid changes in Australian retail. For the enthusiasts, we explain why dose and distribution is critical for great espresso.
August 2017 - Unpacking some truths about coffee tasting notes. New Decaf Nespresso compatible capsules. Our opinion on the dysfunctional landscape of modern marketing.
July 2017 - Jeffy's new toy - a special roaster. We expose the UGLY thruths about why parcel freight is slowing down. An opinion piece on the looming capacity surplus in roasted coffee for the Australian market.
June 2017 - mycuppa reaches a 10 year milestone - seems like an eternity. Coffee scrubs and new arrivals.
May 2017 - We have 3 articles this month - the looming deflation of coffee pricing, Amazon's arrival in Australia and the real costs of grinding coffee beans may surprise many readers.
April 2017 - We continue a "flash sale" offered exclusively to our monthly newsletter subscribers. New 1kg coffee bag artwork looming. Changes to the default mode for AusPost parcel deliveries. New arrivals with a very interesting long ferment process Colombian.
March 2017 - A retail experiment offered exclusively to our monthly newsletter subscribers. 2017 Royal Sydney Coffee Awards have been run and won - Silver to Suuweet and Kenya, Bronze to De-caffe and Spro.
February 2017 - A delightful El Salvador, most of our blends re-engineered with new season coffees. Changes to "free" freight. Whether to bother with measuring total dissolved solids (TDS).
January 2017 - Our curated list of the Top 10 coffees in 2016. Guatemala Huehuetenango arrives into store. We take a look at future trends in coffee beverages.
December 2016 - Xmas Trading Hours. A superb new Costa Rica Tarrazu. How to best store fresh roasted coffee. Shipping update with Sendle. The gate is open on the Pony Express.
November 2016 - Pony Express - a limited release of extraordinary coffees. An article that offers help to improve the use of your coffee bean grinder. Ethiopia coffee supply risks in 2017 and the challenges from rising prices in the coffee market.
October 2016 - Rwanda's remarkable Cinderella story. In-depth discussion on cleaning your espresso machine.
September 2016 - PNG Highlands, a sensational lot arrives. Climate Change and coffee. The age of Golden Latte Tumeric Blend.
August 2016 - Sumatra, the coffee world's enigma. We take a look at new season arrivals landing in the roastery.
July 2016 - Honduras - a star on the rise. Spilling the beans on favourites. What happened to zip locks on 1kg bags.
June 2016 - Feature coffee "Dark Horse" aka Ethiopia Harrar. Subscriber exclusive article on coffee scoring and pricing. New beverages from Arkadia.
May 2016 - New software, Making coffee on a budget, Panama climbs to greatness, Fastway couriers.
April 2016 - A superb Mexico Organic microlot being offered under the Pluma product for a short time only. Faster freight options.
March 2016 - mycuppa wins the Royal Sydney Coffee Awards 2016 - Best in Show, Champion Roaster, Gold & Silver in Single Origin and 3x Bronze for our blends.
February 2016 - New range of competitive Teas, Peru Organic, How I fixed my irritating channeling issue.
January 2016 - 2nd generation Nespresso capsules, Mysore Nuggets, Brazil, Ethiopia and El Salvador.
December 2015 - Xmas & New Year trading hours, Medal winners from Golden Bean, Freight updates.
November 2015 - Express shipping to New Zealand. Safe Drop delivery options. Stocks of Monsoon coffees.
October 2015 - Suuweet explained. Tiger and Tanza. Packaging and freight service updates.
September 2015 - The new 8 Ounces coffee blend. Optimising our portfolio.
August 2015 - Micro Lots a fad ?. Impact of falling Aussie Dollar.
July 2015 - Sumatra Blue Batak. New Roasting Platform targetting unqiue flavours.
June 2015 - High flavour new Blend Centre Way. Postage Costs explained.
May 2015 - Tiger Mountain - under the radar. Busting myths about coffee blends.
April 2015 - Super Brazil, Impact of falling Aussie Dollar on coffee prices, Cleaning out your grinder.
March 2015 - Suuweet & Espresso win medals at AICA. Stunning lot of PNG Highlands arrives into store.
February 2015 - Why the black bags. Mighty Monsoon Malabar.
January 2015 - Our picks of the new arrivals. Update on freight performance and coffee prices. mycuppa's new home starts to take shape.
December 2014 - Xmas despatch times. Golden Bean 2014 medals. Coffee prices in 2015. Our Roaster has a rant.
November 2014 - New Panama Mama Cato, Kenya Nyeri and Burundi microlots.
October 2014 - Our new range of light roasted filter coffees are yummo !.
September 2014 - Coffees of Guatemala and the critical importance of espresso tamping.
August 2014 - Ethiopia Limu finally makes it's way into our store.
July 2014 - Retained grounds - what does it mean for your quality espresso shot ?.
June 2014 - New season FAIRTRADE Organic coffees. Overview of new crops.
May 2014 - Why coffee blends change. New crop Rwanda Inzovu and The Great Leveller
April 2014 - Redemption of the Spro wins Silver in the espresso category at the Australian International Coffee Roasting competition.
March 2014 - Raw coffee bean prices have risen 63% over the first 6 weeks of 2014 - the biggest increase over such a short period in 20 years.
February 2014 - Summer 2014 has insane hot weather. In this article we discuss the affect of hot temperature and coffee beans.
January 2014 - Our list of the best coffees in 2013 and an exciting new extensively engineered blend.
December 2013 - we look at the various initiatives undertaken during 2013 to improve coffee quality.
November 2013 - is the retail price of coffee linked to quality ?
October 2013 - mycuppa wins Golden Bean 2013/14 medals
September 2013 - Some wonderful mid-season arrivals from Mexico and Ethiopia.
August 2013 - Reviewing the recent arrivals for crop 12/13, we highlight some of the standouts.
July 2013 - Discussing the vital role of acid and how it influences our coffee.
RASV Australian International Coffee Awards 2013 - mycuppa wins two(2) medals in the 2013 Australian International Coffee Awards.
May 2013 - Revisiting the Direct Trade strategy and some exciting new Brazil coffee.
April 2013 - Our new arrival of Panama Boquete is everything and more than we had hoped for.
January 2013 - we recieved two superb Nicaraguan microlots - Finca Esmaralda and the Santa Isobel (tendered into the Cup Of Excellence competition).
December 2012 - highlight of the month was the extraordinary PNG Kimel Peaberry and the Guatemala Antigua Monterrey
November 2012 - A huge month - Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil arrivals
October 2012 - Burundi Mirango #1, a very special Ethiopia Sidamo, Brazil Cup Of Excellence and Rwanda Muruha
September 2012 - super-duper-Sumatra Wahana Estate Natural (think Midori in a cup), El Salvador microlots, Guatemala Huehuetanago San Antonio, Colombia FAIRTRADE Organic (red ecolsierra)
August 2012 - Two fantastic Kenyans, the Monach Peaberry and the Gondo AB, from our favorite origin India we have Attikhan Estate sundried and a number of Cattimore, Cauvery, SLN9 microlots from Kalagur Heights and last but no means least the standout coffee of 2012 Panama Boquete Casa Ruiz.
June 2012 - from Ethiopia we have a number of new season Sidamo, Limu, Yirgachaffe and Harrar arriving.
April 2012 - Costa Rica Bakeoff time again. New season Tiger Mountain
February 2012- Colombia Excelso La Union and our new Direct Trade initiative.
December 2011 - Carlini Coffee Company wins again at Golden Bean 2011/2012.
November 2011 - Uganda Bugusi AA - intense low acid coffee.
October 2011 - India Elk Hill Estate Natural - sweet raisin, soft currant and simply superb in milk.
September 2011 - Brazil Ipanema Dulce (sweet natural).
August 2011 - One of our most popular coffees. The memorable Sumatra Lake Tawar
July 2011 - Ethopian Sidamo delivers sweet, complex berries in the cup and a wonderful milk-based espresso.
June 2011 - The surprise package that is Rwanda Inzovu.
May 2011 -From Honduras we have a wonderful coffee - Minas De Oro.
March 2011 - The King of Coffees - Ethiopia Yirgachaffe
February 2011 - Bolivia FAIRTRADE Organic
January 2011 - Colombia FAIRTRADE Organic
December 2010 - Costa Rica FAIRTRADE Organic
November 2010 - Carlini Coffee Company wins 5 medals at Golden Bean 2010, placing 2nd overall in Australia's largest and most competitive coffee event.
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August 2023 - end of the road for ESE coffee pods. Holiday shipping crazies. Best Secret Label ever.
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January 2023 - FAIRTRADE sails into the sunset. December shipping meltdowns explained. Secret label wonder.
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December 2022 - WA cut-off from the East Coast, Strange attractions, Secret Label is a honeycomb treat, Xmas trading hours
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September 2022 - Our big pivot to save our blends. Coffee pricing remains high. Secret Label tames a Blueberry beast
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August 2022 - Why your choice of grinder matters. Decaf pricing. Secret Label fruit and chocolate sweetness.
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June 2022 - The race for a green coffee roasting solution. Secret Label sees a return to rich caramels and toffees
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March 2022 - When I fell in love with coffee. Exciting AusPost improvements. Secret Label bold sweetness
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