Extraction Artisan Coffee wins prestigious national coffee medal

We're celebrating after winning a silver medal at the prestigious 2017 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) for our Single Origin Ethiopian ‘Black Steel’.

We decided to enter the competition after receiving great feedback from you, our customers, about the flavoursome Ethiopian Kochere single origin coffee.

We are really excited to be a silver medallist, as it confirms that all the hard work is paying off and our products really are of a high standard.

The AICA, conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, is Australia’s first and only international coffee awards rewarding and recognising excellence.

The awards give producers the opportunity to benchmark their produce against industry standards, seek advice from an independent panel of experts, and promote and market award-winning products using the AICA seal of quality.

One of the best ways to try this exceptional coffee is our Barista Tasting Plate which gives you an espresso, a piccolo and a cold drip.


Espresso vs Filter

We often get asked;

‘What is filter coffee?’

‘Will I like it?’

‘Is it stronger than espresso?’

This post will hopefully answer some of these questions so you’ll feel more confident in trying a filter coffee next time you come in.

So, what’s the difference?

Espresso is a big boy who packs a punch. The beans, when roasted, are caramelised, intensifying the essence of flavour. The Extraction, using high pressure through the coffee machine, helps to cut through the milk, so the aim is to end up with a well-rounded cup of coffee. If your coffee has a burnt flavour, it’s  likely the beans have been over-roasted.

Filter is a delicate soul with many layers. A lighter roast helps the origin of the bean flavour shine through. This might include floral or fruit flavours depending on what country the bean originated from. As the cup cools, you’ll experience lots of different flavours making it a very unique experience.

If you’re a tea lover, you’ll most likely enjoy the filter experience.

Comparing espresso and filter is like comparing a deep tissue massage with a relaxation massage or for wine lovers, a Cabernet Sauvignon with a Pinot Noir.

They’ll both do the job, it just depends on how you feel and want you need from your cup of coffee.

We could never pick a favourite, we love both espresso and filter equally, but if you have some time to sit back and relax then ask our baristas what’s in the filter today?

Coffee for the first time

As we lifted the roller door at 6.15am on Saturday 23rd April and the sun streamed in, we acknowledged this was to be our first coffee service. A huge moment for us, as finally, we are able to share our love of coffee and hospitality with you.

Our first customers rolled in and explored the space and there was a sense of relief and pride that our vision was coming to life.