Get to know your coffee

Coffee Appreciation

Inspire your senses with a Merlo Coffee Appreciation session. Learn how coffee is grown, sourced, blended and roasted. And why fresh roasted coffee makes all the difference. The sessions include:

  • a tour of the roasting facility & a short history of coffee
  • a sample of two origin beans, and a Merlo blend
  • expert advice on making the best coffee at home
  • a light continental breakfast
  • a goodie bag including custom ground coffee

Sessions require 6 people minimum, start at 7:30am and run for one hour at a cost of $25 per person. We can also take private bookings for 5 to 12 coffee lovers. Bookings are essential.


Bowen Hills: second Wednesday monthly. Call 07 3620 4202.

Fortitude Valley: first Friday monthly. Call 07 3257 0465.

Southport: first Tuesday monthly. Call 07 5561 1588.

For more information and to book your session, please contact your closest participating Merlo Coffee Torrefazione.

Coffee Cupping

Every Thursday morning at our Bowen Hills Torrefazione, our coffee quality team get together to conduct a cupping.

Cupping in the coffee world is similar to a wine tasting. It is a globally recognised, industry-wide process where coffees are critically evaluated to identify specific flavours, qualities and pick out any faults.

This process allows us to maintain the quality and consistency of our coffee, as well as provides an opportunity to review new single origins for our Bean of the Month program.

If you would like to know more about this process, we’d love to have you along to our next public cupping. You can read more about the art of cupping in our blog.

All you have to do is sign up as a Friend of Merlo and drop us a line to register your interest, then we will keep you updated on our next public session.