by Adam on May 6, 2013
Beanhunter helps people find great places for coffee every day. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for the best coffee in Sydney, Melbourne, London, New York, Singapore or San Francisco, Beanhunter is the fastest and most reliable resource to use.
Over the past few months our team has been working tirelessly to completely redesign Beanhunter’s website. It is the biggest update that we have ever done!
Here are just a few of the features included in this update:
- A brand new design
- Improved search
- Region pages (e.g. New York, Tokyo, London, Fitzroy, Melbourne etc.)
- Login with your Facebook account
- Easy sharing of your activity on Facebook and Twitter
- Follow your friends to find out where they’re drinking coffee via the activity feed
- Brand new cafe page layout highlighting the best content and the key information that you need to find good coffee
Here at Beanhunter we realise that this mission of finding the best coffee spots all over the world is not possible without the efforts of you – the Beanhunter community. We hope that through this new site, you can continue to discover and enjoy great coffee.
Finding great coffee has never been so easy thanks to Beanhunter.
P.S. Watch this space for when we announce our completely redesigned iPhone app.
by James on March 11, 2013
Through this process, we reaffirmed the goals that we’ve always had.
We wanted to ensure that Beanhunter makes it easy for you to find and share your coffee experiences, that it increases discoverability for independent cafes; and that it supports the specialty coffee industry both here in Australia and worldwide.
After months of planning and hard work, we thought we’d let you know that we’ve been working on something special, and we can’t wait to share it with you.
To be notified when we launch, please click here so we can email you when we are ready. It won’t be long now before finding great coffee is better.
by Adam on January 7, 2013
As we kick off another big year in coffee, we thought it would be fun to look at what were the most popular cafes on Beanhunter in 2012. These aren’t necessarily the highest rated, but the cafes that were the most popular by our users. So we crunched a heap of data (like the number of reviews, pageviews, favourites, photos, and much more) and you can see the results below. Perhaps the best resolution for 2013 would be to visit them all!
25 MOST POPULAR Cafes (all from Australia!)
- Dandelion & Driftwood (Brisbane)
- Proud Mary (Melbourne)
- Coffee Alchemy (Sydney)
- Canteen Coffee (Gold Coast)
- No Name Lane (Gold Coast)
- Cartel Roasters (Geelong)
- The Good Bean Espresso Bar (Sunshine Coast)
- The Baron Coffee Shop and Small Bar (Sydney)
- Axil Coffee Roasters (Melbourne)
- The Birds & The Beans Espresso Bar (Sunshine Coast)
- Brother Baba Budan (Melbourne)
- Cup Specialty Coffee (Brisbane)
- Black Coffee Lyrics (Gold Coast)
- Dose (Sydney)
- Clandestino Roasters (Sunshine Coast)
- Seven Seeds (Melbourne)
- One Penny Black (Newcastle)
- Oak Room (Melbourne)
- Bean Drinking (Sydney)
- Dead Man Espresso (Melbourne)
- Blackboard Coffee (Gold Coast)
- Elk Espresso (Gold Coast)
- Barefoot Barista (Gold Coast)
- Cup of Truth (Melbourne)
- Dark Horse Espresso (Newcastle)
Amongst the 25 most popular cafes, almost half roast their own beans. There were also some common names amongst the Top 25 that roast for other cafes, including Seven Seeds (Melbourne), Blackstar (West End, Brisbane), Cartel (Geelong), Axil (Melbourne), and Cup (West End, Brisbane) featuring more than once. With regards to equipment manufacturers of espresso machines, La Marzocco was the most frequent (almost half of the the top 25) with Synesso following a close second. There were a few Slayers thrown in for good measure too! Internationally, here’s the ten most popular:
10 MOST POPULAR International Cafes
- Anomali Coffee (Bali)
- Smitten Coffee and Tea Bar (Singapore)
- Knockbox Coffee Company (Hong Kong)
- Toby’s Estate Singapore (Singapore)
- Coutume Cafe (Paris)
- Flat White (London)
- Kaffeine (London)
- Cafe Corridor (Hong Kong)
- Grind On High (Auckland)
- Grind Coffee Bar (London)
TOP 10 MOST POPULAR Cities in the World for Coffee
- Gold Coast
- Sunshine Coast
(Note: We’re sneaking in an 11th city, because of the exciting coffee culture boom going on in Singapore!)
TOP 5 MOST POPULAR Countries for Coffee
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
Thanks to everyone for your support throughout 2012. We’ve got some huge updates coming in 2013 (the biggest we’ve ever done), so stay tuned for some exciting news. To stay in the loop, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or subscribe to our email list.
by James on December 13, 2012
The Beanhunter team is very excited to announce that we’ve been selected as Editor’s Pick for ‘Best Mobile App’ in the 2012 Lifehacker Awards! Thanks to everyone who voted for us.
Here’s what Lifehacker had to say about our app:
Running on both iOS and Android, Beanhunter is an app with a simple mission: to help you find a really good independent cafe nearby (thereby avoiding dubious choices bearing the initials GJ or SB). I suspect something of a fan campaign to get the app nominated, and I’m giving it the editor’s choice to reflect that important reality: a successful mobile app can emerge from anywhere.
Thanks again for your support, and stay tuned for some big updates!