Merlo in the community

2016 Merlo Coffee Art Series announced

The Merlo Coffee Art Series is back for another year in partnership with the Wesley Mission’s Art From The Margins initiative.

Merlo news

Spring coffee cocktails with Stoke Bar

Merlo have partnered with Stokehouse Q to unveil three spectacular, custom-made spring coffee cocktails to welcome the most glorious season of the year!

Coffee 101

Who discovered coffee?

Before espresso macchiato and caramel lattes, this story of the discovery of coffee begins with, of all things, a goatherd.

Coffee 101

Profile: Kenya Iriga

Grown in the rich volcanic soil of the Nyambene Hills on the eastern slopes of Mt Kenya, the Iriga is a sweet and smooth coffee, with caramel aromas, chocolate flavours and a fresh but soft orange acidity

Coffee 101

What is specialty coffee?

“Specialty” is a term we often hear in the coffee industry, but the definition can vary depending on the context in which it’s used.

Coffee 101

Profile: Colombia Giraldo

The Colombia Giraldo has a socially and environmentally sustainable production, as well as a sweet and creamy taste, medium body and clean finish.

Case Study, Wholesale

Inside Woolloongabba Antique Centre

Merlo Coffee helped Sarah Jane from Woolloongabba Antique Centre realise her business goals with excellent ongoing training and support.

Coffee 101

A cup of Camaelia Sinensis (tea)

After water, tea is still the second most consumed beverage in the world. So let’s learn more about it!

Coffee 101

Profile: India Papakuchi

Papakuchi is sustainably grown in the fertile soils of Kodagu (Coorg), India and features notes of chocolate, creme brulee and red apple.

Merlo in the community, Merlo news

Merlo goes blue for autism

The team at Merlo joined with families and students from the Autism Queensland Brighton School on their annual Brighton Blue Walk.

Merlo news

Melbourne, meet Merlo

Merlo Coffee has opened its first Torrefazione roasting house in Melbourne at the iconic Queen Victoria Market.

Merlo news

Celebrating 20 years of roasting

Merlo Coffee celebrated 20 years of roasting in the newly renovated Fortitude Valley Torrefazione next to the store’s original artisanal roaster.

Coffee 101

The Giling Basah processing method

Sumatra is a beautiful place to grow coffee but not such an easy place to dry coffee, which is why the locals devised Giling Basah – a unique coffee processing method.

Coffee 101

Profile: Lake Tawar Hands of Hope

Lake Tawar beans are processed in a way unique to Indonesia, resulting in signature characteristics of full body, dense aromatics and low acidity.

Case Study, Wholesale

Anouk Paddington

Anouk is a Brisbane breakfast café institution in the eclectic suburb of Paddington, proudly serving Merlo Coffee.

Roasting

What is the Maillard Reaction?

Learn more about the Maillard Reaction, named after Louis-Camille Maillard, the chemist who first described the process over 100 years ago.

Coffee 101

Why fresh coffee is best

Here at Merlo, we spend a lot of time talking about ‘fresh espresso’. But what exactly does that mean and why does it matter?

Coffee 101

Profile: Tanzania Shiwanda Estate

This coffee comes from the historic Shiwanda Estate in Mbeya, Tanzania and has notes of dark chocolate, apricot, golden syrup.

Coffee 101

Merlo Coffee Espresso Martini

If you’re looking for a great cocktail to share with friends, a Merlo Coffee espresso martini is the best way to start your night!