Fad Follower or Purist?

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There’s something a little fun about fads, even though we all know they’re not often here to stay. But is a ‘fad’ coffee everything it’s cracked up to be? Most of us simply want a great coffee (which is what we pride ourselves on) rather than something a little left of field. But, just for fun, let’s look at some trends you might encounter in 2018.

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Cafe Profile: Rawsome Earth

The quaint town of Cooma is situated 114km south of Canberra and just over 62km from the snowy ranges of Jindabyne in New South Wales. Thanks to the nearby snow fields, this town has recently experienced a rise in tourism as it’s the perfect place to stop, rest and refuel before hitting the slopes. This is where one of the newest cafes in town, Rawsome Earth comes in. Catering for everyone from locals, families and tourists, this cafe has really helped to put Cooma on the map.

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Simply Delish Tiramisu Recipe

With Christmas only a spit and a whistle away, you’re probably starting to write your food shopping list, organising who is doing which dish, checking the weather forecast and hoping for another stress-free (yeah, right) meal. Now if you’ve been handed the responsibility for an amazing festive dessert, then you’re in luck. Today’s recipe is one delish coffee-infused dish that you can whip up the day before, leaving you time to stretch, relax and enjoy Christmas morning.

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Cafe Profile: Meraki Solé

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Located on the beautiful Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, Meraki Solé has become a health foodie destination. Established only three years ago, owner Alex Mudge said due to its unique style of food and produce, the locals in Ardrossan were a bit hesitant at first. Now the cafe is booming with tourists and locals alike making a beeline to experience all Meraki Solé has to offer.

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A Very Sacred Grounds Christmas

Yes! There’s only 39 days until Christmas… are you freaking out? Don’t despair, we have tonnes of ideas to make your festive shopping list a breeze; especially for the adults. And the best thing is that you can get shopping right now on our online store – coffee it up, people!

Sacred Grounds Christmas Ideas

1. Coffee Bundles! 

Our master roaster, a French chef, not only creates the most exquisite coffee blends and single origins but has put together his favourite coffee combos in time for Christmas!

Sacred Grounds- Blend Bundle                  Sacred Grounds - Espresso Bundle

Blend Bundle                                                                          Espresso Bundle

Featuring a variety of beautifully smooth                       This one is for the purists, or the purists-in-
Sacred Grounds blends, this bundle is                             training. Full of beautiful and complex flavour
the perfect gift for all coffee drinkers.                              notes, this range of coffee is ideal for cupping,
short blacks or your favourite espresso beverage.

*Includes – Sacred Blend, Spirit Blend,                           * Includes – Neighbours Blend, Nicaragua,
Neighbours Blend, Moonlight Blend.                               Ethiopia Limu and Spirit Blend.

Sacred Grounds - Fair Bundle                  Sacred Grounds - Organic Bundle

Fair Bundle                                                                                Organic Bundle

With a focus on Fairtrade, this bundle will                    Did you know that coffee plants are one of the most
not only tantalise tastebuds but will                                chemically treated in the world? Our Organic
create awareness of this important movement.             Bundle offers four delicious Single Origins, 100%
Free delivery is available for this bundle!                       organic with a fab range of flavours you’ll love.

* Includes – Sacred Blend, PNG, East Timor,                * Includes – Sumatra Gayo, East Timor, Australia
Organic Fairtrade Drinking Chocolate.                              and Ethiopia Limu.

Sacred Grounds - Plunger Bundle

Plunger Bundle

Plungers are back! Once again our roaster created a bundle your
friends and family will adore. With a variety of Single Origins and
Blends, this pack is a crowd pleaser!

* Includes – Sacred Blend, Spirit Blend, PNG and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe.

But, Wait, There’s More!

Shop ’til you drop on our online store here  and discover a range of fabulous Christmas gift ideas; from Fairtrade Organic Drinking Chocolate to coffee accessories! Sacred Grounds really is your one-stop-shop for the coffee connoisseurs in your world.

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Cafe Profile: Dr Earth

Sip on some delicious Sacred Grounds coffee while you soak up the funky urban vibe at the brand spanking new cafe in Newtown, Dr Earth. Based around all things wellbeing, this cafe will leave you feeling happier and healthier than when you arrived. With a warm, welcoming atmosphere and a wide variety of health options to choose from, Dr Earth is sure to become a favourite for locals and visitors alike.

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Cafe Profile: Gathered Kitchen

Located in the bustling suburb of Glebe, Gathered Kitchen is one of the latest and most exciting foodie destinations in Sydney. Established as the city’s first 100% plant-based full options cafe and bakery, this unique establishment delivers delicious vegan food with a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

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How to Make Sustainable Coffee Choices

Not many of us stare at our morning coffee and wonder what impact it has had on our environment. More often than not we’re slamming it down, or sitting and sipping it while thinking about our ever-growing to-do lists. But our coffee choices can make an impact on our world, the environment and the choices that coffee growers make. You see the more people who opt for sustainable coffee options, the more environmentally friendly the farmers will become – hopefully!

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Cold Brew Coffee for Tea Drinkers

Coffee for tea drinkers? Have we gone completely bonkers? The answer is, of course not. Made with our very own Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Single Origin coffee, this recipe is the perfect summer refresher for coffee and tea drinkers alike.

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is ideal for this recipe because it’s light roasted, resulting in a softer taste. Generally speaking, Ethiopian coffee is quite fruity in taste so you can imagine the beautiful flavours released in our Yirgacheffe – a very clean, sweet drink with soft lemon flavours. Delish! 

This is why we think this Cold Brew recipe made with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe will be a tea drinker’s heaven. The soft fruity flavours that are released through this method are similar to a herbal tea,  with a comparable amount of caffeine compared to that awesome hit of espresso.

Now for the recipe itself. This is so easy and the best part is once you’ve whipped up a batch you can keep it in the fridge for those thirsty moments that need a little caffeinated kick.

Cold Brew Recipe

What you need;
– 200g Coffee, ground coarse (filter/plunger grind)
– 2L filtered water
– Large jar 
– Muslin cloth (or equivalent)
– String

Instructions
1. Measure out 200gms of coffee and grind fresh if you’re using beans.
2. Place coffee in muslin cloth and seal with string.
3. Fill the container with the 2L of filtered water.
4. Submerge your coffee gently into to the container and seal.
5. Let the coffee infuse in the fridge for 12 hours.       
6. Remove coffee and muslin coth.
7. Serve!

Top tip: If any coffee grounds escape from the muslin, pour the entire cold brew through a clean muslin cloth to strain out the rogue coffee grounds.

 

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Notes:

  • This recipe can be used with any of our coffees though the flavour result will be different.
  • For a stronger or weaker tasting coffee, increase or decrease the amount of coffee used.
  • How fine/coarse you grind the coffee will also effect the taste. If you grind too fine (similar to an espresso grind) the cold brew will taste a lot stronger.
  • Depending on our mood, we sometimes add a slice of orange to our Cold Brew which give it a lovely summer vibe.

Enjoy!

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