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  • Albany Barista Academy Open!

    Yes – industry led barista training is now available in Albany! After hearing that many people were driving over 400km to Perth for barista training we thought there is no reason why we couldn’t offer a quality local option. We have been providing our wholesale partners with......

  • Gold strike at Golden Bean

    When texts of “congrats” starting arriving on the awards night of the 2018 Golden Bean we knew something was up, but nobody at the awards would let it slip. It wasn’t until the following Monday that we learnt we had struck gold, named overall champion......

  • Home Brews and Baristas

    At Taste Great Southern in 2019 we are hosting a workshop for aspiring home baristas. Over two hours we will explore a variety of popular brew methods like plunger and espresso and less common methods such as pourover and cold brew. Learn about brew ratios......

  • Terms & Conditions – Albany Barista Academy

    Payment in full is required at time of booking. Bookings are non-refundable. If you need to make changes, transfer or cancel your booking, we require at least 72 hours notice. Cancellations less than 72 hours before the scheduled class will be considered a forfeit. If......

  • Love your local roast

    Coffee drinkers and hospitality operators are spoilt for choice these days. The big coffee brands are still out there whilst in recent years a wave of smaller, boutique coffee roasters have emerged to offer something different. Choosing a coffee roaster is not easy but we......

  • What is specialty coffee?

    It’s a bit of a buzz term, but what is specialty coffee all about? In short it’s really good, tasty coffee, of very high quality that makes you go mmmmm. The long, technical answer is that like any raw product, not all coffee is created......

  • FAQ’s with our Roaster

    We’ve been around a few years now so Kade, our head roaster has put together the answers to some of the more common questions we receive. If you have others please contact us as we are more than happy to talk coffee – anytime! Is your coffee......

  • Our Medal Winning Roast

    It seems Albany coffee is among the nation’s best after our local roast won a bronze medal at the 2018 Australian International Coffee Awards! This was the first year that we sent coffee over to Melbourne for judging and our win came in the single......

  • Taste 2018 – Roast. Cup. Sweet.

    At Taste Great Southern this year we will be hosting an intimate event for coffee lovers called Roast. Cup. Sweet. – a specialty coffee short course with a sweet finish. Go behind the scenes at our roasting HQ in Albany with chief roaster – Kade Sims, who......

  • Connected with Costa Rica

    The specialty coffee industry provides great opportunities for growers, green coffee buyers and roasters to build productive relationships. This stems from the fact that specialty coffee is directly traded with farmers for its superior quality, rather than being sold on the commodity market as a generic......