In 2014 Benjamin Stronach and Natalie Kirwan opened the doors of The Queensberry Pour House in Melbourne after stumbling upon the location on a early morning bike ride through Carlton.This is where our featured roaster this week, Tin Man Coffee Roasters, came to life joining the fast pace coffee community ingrained in Melbourne’s culture.
The Head roasters Benjamin Stronach, Natalie Kirwan and Hyunsuk Ko stand by being unique. “We believe every cup of coffee is a snowflake and should be celebrated for its uniqueness” and after 15 years of working with coffee Ben now simply hopes “to surprise and delight people with the coffee.”
At Tin Man Coffee Roasters they prefer to steer away from industry standards and instead focus on the ever-changing flavour and lifecycle of coffee. “We change the tasting notes and the way we roast and brew our coffees everyday – it’s an organic product. It’s alive. It changes season to season, day to day. It’s chaos but it’s beautiful.” Adding an individual flare to each roast and each cup of coffee they produce.
The coffee you are drinking this week
“Best for filter black or espresso black”
Farm: Mwika North Farmer Group
Region: Moshi Rural, Lelo
Varietal: Bourbon, Nyasa
Process: Washed (organic)
Tasting notes: Blood orange, plum, agave.
The Backgammon Blend
“The Backgammon Blend is designed to be enjoyed both black or white.”
Guatemala 45 %
Farm: Renacimiento Co-Op
Region: Xojola, Solola
Varietal: Caturra + Catuai
Farm: Gakayuini Washing Station
Varietal: SL 28 + SL 34
Process: Washed and Sundried on Raised Beds
Farm: Flores Grade 1
Region: Bajawa Highlands
Tasting Notes: Dark chocolate, Spice and dried fruits
Visit The Queensberry Pour House at 210 Queensberry St, Carlton VIC 3053 but only on weekdays as the Tin Man Coffee Roasters spend their weekends roasting coffee, fresh and just for you. Thats dedication.
“You are a guest of nature. Behave.” – Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
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