Coffee 101

Coffee grounds and how to use them in your garden

If you make coffee at home, you could be throwing away a valuable source of natural fertiliser. Here’s how to put your coffee waste to work in the garden – as pest control, an effective ingredient in compost or a delicacy for worms.

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The Path to Becoming a Q Grader

The process to become an accredited Q Grader is challenging and difficult, so much so that the average pass rate is only around 25%. Throughout the world there are approximately 5000 Q Graders in 58 countries, with only 87 based in Australia.

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Merlo Coffee Barista Championships

Over two heats and within a set time of 8 minutes, 28 of our top baristas were tasked to produce 2x short blacks, 2x cappuccinos, and 2x mezzos to the highest standard.

Coffee 101

Inside the Ethiopian coffee ceremony

According to legend, the forest-covered mountains surrounding Choche are the birthplace of coffee. In the homes around Choche coffee is prepared and served three times a day in an intricate ceremony steeped in tradition and religious significance.

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Merlo rides in the 2017 Cycle of Giving

We’re proud to support the annual Cycle of Giving – this year raising over $60,000 to go towards vital medical research.

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How to store coffee

We all know it – Australian summers can be unbearably hot. So where should you keep your coffee to protect it from the heat?

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Merlo & The Common Good: Jemima’s research

Merlo is proud to support vital research projects by The Common Good, including that of Jemima Boyd whose research aims to help ICU patients rehabilitate quicker, allowing them to live longer and have a better quality of life.

Coffee 101

Cup of Excellence explained

The Cup of Excellence program has improved the business of coffee along the entire chain, but how did it start and how does it work?

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Merlo’s 4 Best Iced Coffee recipes

It’s hard to beat a classic iced latte in summer, but we’ve pulled together a few unique ideas that suit different brew methods and coffees.

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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.

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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!

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Who discovered coffee?

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Inside Woolloongabba Antique Centre

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

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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!