EVERYDAY COFFEE – Navigating towards a sustainable green future!
This month’s Melbourne based roastery originally started brewing and featuring delicious coffee in their cafe before going on to make their own roasts and blends – all while being mindful of the coffee industry’s environmental impact.
It all started with their popular Collingwood cafe back in 2013. Melbourne’s beloved Everyday Coffee began sourcing and showcasing amazing roasts and brewing them for their loyal customers. As time went on they realised they craved more consistency and control so they took it upon themselves to start roasting their own coffee. Next thing you know they’ve launched their roastery, moved to a new space in Collingwood and opened up a Midtown cafe. These folks have been busy!
Along with roasting and brewing delicious coffee, the gang over at Everyday’s focus is heavily on community, their environmental impact and the importance of green sourcing. Everyday is doing their best to navigate a financially sustainable future for both growers and customers as well as minimising their impact on a warming earth. “This is a tough thing to do when your reach is small but we know that we can affect change in our local community, which in turn will continue to have a beneficial impact now and into the future,” said Mark Free, one of Everyday Coffee’s founders.
While Everyday is on a mission to play their part in the coffee industry’s impact on the environment – their main focus has always been to make amazing coffee available to everyone with as little fuss as possible. It’s all in their name really. This is coffee you can really enjoy every-damn-day.
All Day Espresso Blend
This is Everyday Coffee’s day in, day out, tried and true workhorse blend. Their All Day Espresso is the jumping-off point for everything they do. It gets them up and going each morning. Changing with the seasonal availability of the green coffees available, Everyday works backwards from the tasting notes they’re chasing, which are usually caramel, butterscotch and milk chocolate – and source amazing coffees that tick those boxes. This blend is smooth, sweet and balanced. The perfect all-rounder.
50% Brazil Fazenda Alta Vista from the Minas Gerais region, Yellow Bourbon varietal, natural process
25% Ethiopia Yirgacheffe from the Yirgacheffe region, Ethiopian heirloom varietals, washed process
25% Colombia Buena Vista from the Huila region, Caturra varietal, washed process
Notes of caramel, butterscotch and milk chocolate.
Suggested Recipe for Espresso:
21.5g dose in
Ethiopia Adado Grade 1
This standout coffee from Yirgacheffe is grown by many smallholder farmers from the local area of Shara. Once the coffee cherries are ripe they are picked and taken to the local washing station known as ‘Adado’. At Adado they’re de-pulped, washed, graded and prepared for export. Coffees from Yirgacheffe are famed for their juicy berry and floral notes and this Adado Grade 1 lot is no exception! Expect lush red berry notes with a hint of malt and a sweet, lingering honey finish.
Coffee Origin: Ethiopia Adado Grade 1 from the Yirgacheffe region, Ethiopian Heirloom varietal, washed process
Tasting Notes: Notes of lush red berries with a hint of malt and a sweet honey finish.
Suggested Recipe for Filter:
Dose 12g to 200ml water
50g bloom for 30 seconds
Remaining 150ml pour over 20 seconds
Swirl pour-over cone clockwise carefully to remove any high, partially saturated coffee grounds.
Roughly 2:15 to 2:45 minutes