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  • Exploring close to home...
    March 23, 2017 Lucy Ward

    Exploring close to home...

    When you meet a guy like Eko Purnomowidi from Klasik Cooperative you stop and listen. Not just because he is so engaging but he is also incredibly knowledgeable. Eko is the senior advisor at Klasik Cooperative and a key founder...

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  • Sensory Lab and LMCP
    February 13, 2017 Lucy Ward

    Sensory Lab and LMCP

    Burundi is one of those places we have all heard of as having amazing coffee but we don’t get to drink anywhere near enough. Burundi, just like Rwanda has big issues with the “potato defect” which I think puts a...

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  • Tea With Intent
    October 7, 2016 Tayt Bale

    Tea With Intent

       Newly crowned Australian Tea Brewers cup Champion Ayden Graham selects seasonal single estate teas for our Collins street store. Here's a look at what Ayden has chosen for the coming month.   Feng Qing Yin Zhen Fengqing, Yunnan, China A white...

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  • Sensory Lab Opens a New Store
    September 23, 2016 Tayt Bale

    Sensory Lab Opens a New Store

    Coffee Made Perfect at the top end of town. Sensory Lab has opened our first ever stand-alone store in Melbourne. The project began in late 2015 when we engaged the noteworthy (and great people) Foolscap Studio to create us a new...

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  • Ever-Elusive Quality.
    November 18, 2015 Andy Todd

    Ever-Elusive Quality.

    Ever-Elusive Quality When I am out on the field buying coffee, building face-to-face relationships and engaging in projects in origin countries. I invariably absorb many unique pieces of information along the way. This series of blog posts are really about...

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    October 29, 2015 Tayt Bale


    Sensory Lab Milk Tasting Night. from Sensory Lab on Vimeo. In Australia milk based coffee reins supreme, so we thought we would do a little test to see how 8 different popular milks stacked up. We invited a few of...

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  • September 9, 2015 Andy Todd

    Costa Rica – Its all about the process.

    COSTA RICA PROCESSING.   Costa Rica is home to some of the most revered coffee in Central America. Well known for  their exceptional processing methods, Costa Rican coffee is typically very bright and very clean, two factors we absolutely love...

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  • August 5, 2015 Andy Todd


    The Making of a Brazilian Coffee I have been mulling over this question for a while; what really makes a cup of coffee stand out from the rest? How do you determine its defining factor of quality? There are so...

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  • July 6, 2015 Web Master

    Seasonality and Sensory Lab

    Our buying philosophy and seasonality The shape of the coffee list at any good roasting company is the hallmark of a green buyer. It is their major contribution to the company and their legacy for the future. As some of...

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