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April 4, 2019

ORM headed to the new roasting headquarters of JOY Organic Coffee on the Gold Coast. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make speciality coffee special.

When I first got into the coffee industry, I was fascinated at how even the smallest change along the supply chain could have a huge impact on the eventual flavour of the coffee I drank. Where coffee is grown, how it is processed at origin, different roasting te...

Ben Glennon from JOY Organic Coffee Roasters lifts the lid on the cooler side of coffee: cold brew. 

While Australians love their lattes and cappuccinos, once the temperature heats up, more and more of us are making the switch to a cold brew coffee — and with good reason.
      With its irresistibly smooth and full-bodied flavour, cold brew coffee presents endless opportunities to get creative with new and exciting flavour comb...

ORM chats to Ben Glennon from JOY Organic Coffee Roasters to give us insight into how to brew better at home. From selecting the right equipment to choosing what beans to buy, we look at how to bring the café experience home (and it doesn’t involve pods!). Brewing at home is a great way to experiment with new flavours, get the exact coffee you want, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune…

Australia has one of the most iconic caf...

With a café on nearly every corner, it’s not hard to get your morning fix, but choosing the right café might be more important than the coffee itself. Ben Glennon from JOY Organic Coffee Roasters explains why everyone needs a local café – and how cafés can actually benefit our health in unexpected ways.

With coffee shops dating back to the 15th century, it’s no surprise that they still play an important role in today’s society....

The Gold Coast is in the spotlight with the Commonwealth Games on our doorstep.  It’s an exciting opportunity to showcase the best of the best on the coast, and show travellers what’s on offer in our beautiful home. ORM takes you on a coffee tour – but this time, off the beaten café trail to highlight hidden gems and cafes with something unique and special to showcase. We’ll highlight local cafes in and around Games venues, an...

January 11, 2018

I’ve always loved coffee, and as a self-proclaimed coffee snob, I thought I knew a lot about my daily brew. Here in Australia, we’re so spoiled for choice with amazing coffee and a strong cafe culture; but I, like most people, only saw half of the picture:  the modern cafes, the hipster barista, the finished product in my hand. I never actually considered how much more there was to the world of coffee, and what it took to get...

An inspirational couple talk to ORM about their journey from remote villages to bringing ethically sourced coffee to the Gold Coast. Ten per cent of their profits go to child-based charities in countries from which they source their coffee beans – Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Ethiopia and Indonesia.

For most of us, waking up with a nice cup of coffee is a joyful (in many cases essential!) way to start the day. But for young Gold Co...

July 13, 2016

Italians have an outstanding reputation for two things – exceptional style and remarkable coffee. So, if you like your authentic Italian coffee served by a stylish, soave Italian, then Semeraro Italian Café & Bistro which is opening soon in Southport could be just the classy caffeinated kick-start you are craving.
The exclusive, tranquilly designed bistro is the brainchild of Fabiano Semeraro and is, he hopes, the first in a s...

January 4, 2016

The southern Gold Coast is home to over 60 coffee shops, from popular chains, to contemporary coffee-focused cafés and uber-chic hole-in-the-wall establishments. Join ORM as we meet some of the best baristas in the region and discover the secrets of this developing coffee culture.

As soon as the distinctive smell of freshly roasted coffee hits the air each morning, the buzz begins. Early morning walkers mingle with smartly-dres...

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