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Mahalia Coffee Wins Golden Bean!

Much sorting and grinding, extracting and sipping, scoring and tallying was done over the four day event that was the CSR Sugar Golden Bean Competition 2010. Held at the Westport Club in the beautiful seaside town of Port Macquarie from … Continue reading

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GRIND

The problem with remakes is that all too often they’re not as good as the original. So you can understand the trepidation when Grind announced a refurbishment of their founding cafe. What would be the fate of one of Sydney’s … Continue reading

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COFFEE ALCHEMY

With no food on offer, the emphasis here is squarely on the coffee -more particularly, on the sheer alchemy of extracting espresso from little old coffee beans. The seating is minimal and waiting room-like, but interior-design fetishism would only distract … Continue reading

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SINGLE ORIGIN ROASTERS

This legendary venue has been wowing Sydneysiders for some time now. The roastery is focused on fair trade, organic, forest friendly and sustainable brews and years later, the guys at Single Origin are still hard at it. They might spice … Continue reading

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Proud Mary

Quite who Mary is isn’t especially apparent, but the pride is everywhere in evidence. The converted-warehouse cafe has all the exposed brick and polished concrete we know and love, yet here, in an urban-industrial first, it’s warm, human and homey. … Continue reading

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