Friday, April 23, 2010

We are open all weekend. Anzac Day hours are: Sunday 8am - 3pm & Monday 8am - 3pm. Kitchen closes at 2pm. 

Friday, April 16, 2010

Colombian Carlos Imbachi wins the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) 'Coffee of the Year'

Our DEAD MAN BLEND is roasted of course by Seven Seeds. This blend will always change... depending on what's crackin over there in Seedland and at the moment, it's crackin!! They have given us a few variations to play with. Currently in the hopper is 65% Colombian Carlos Imbachi and 35% Ethiopian Guji. Two outstanding beans together. As mentioned the Imbachi won SCAA's Coffee of the year, check it out on their website: Carlos Imbachi coffee (Finca Buenavista, San Augustin, Huila) and it's blended with the Guji, which is one of my fav's. I love this blend at the moment, it's full bodied and rich n' caramelly, n' chocolatey but the Guji just pokes, it's sweet, fruity, bright nose out and voila!  Though it will probably be gone by lunchtime on Saturday, the next blend will have Carlos, Guji and Mussasa together. Can't wait to try this. Then I believe we've got another variation after that. Which one will we go with???

Thursday, April 15, 2010

 Part of today's lunch special, Edible flowers, baby beets, red radish, baby gold beets & baby turnips

Sunday, April 11, 2010

We're going to try and get out to some farmers markets more often, find some good produce, whip it up as a special or use it in our menu. Today was the Melbourne Showgrounds Farmers' Market. Bought some tasty heirloom tomatoes, fresh/raw pistachios(when you crunch all the shells/skins up the taste like juicy ripe mangoes), pine mushrooms and a few other bits and pieces. Came across another brand of milk, which I took back to the cafe and tried it out. All agree that it was really nice, the sweetness was there but wasn't overpowering and really loved how the coffee came through. It also didn't give you that full feeling or kinda fatty-ness and was pretty smooth. Looking forward to getting back in there tomorrow and trying some more. Also the farmer gets a better deal, can't remember why, the very friendly owners daughter gave us a rundown, will look into this a bit more but it sounded good. 

Friday, April 9, 2010

You can now take home our house made jams, Dead Man Jam. Currently we have Mixed Berry, Grapefruit Marmalade, Peach & Wild Rosella jam. Also you can take home our Dead Man Granola, which consists of Pumpkin, sunflower & sesame seeds, almonds & rolled oats. And for some other cool news... you can now take home coffee from Market Lane. Try their Tanzania Blackburn Estate Shades of September Microlot, very sweet coffee. And of course you can pick up a bag of Seven Seeds Espresso blend or the Dead Man blend. Note: While stocks last. It's not feasible to stock copious amounts of retail beans. We're not a coffee roaster. We serve the Dead Man and Seven Seeds blend through our coffee machine and hence can sell them retail as we usually have good stock, however the Dead Man will be first to go. Even though we offer different types of singles, from roasters like the above two and Coffee Supreme and Small Batch we only ever buy in small quantities, 250 gm bags. This way we get to offer a wide variety of great coffees that are floating around Melbourne and it's always fresh..  2- 7days old. At times we can have up to 2 singles each from the above roasters, we would put them through the Synesso, as well as serving them as pour over, if we had another 1 or 2 grinders. Anyone care to donate a grinder? From Seven Seeds this week we have Guji & Carlos.. as mentioned in my tweets, these guys are on first name basis! Coming soon is our very own bread made for us by Noisette. You'll be able to take home fresh bread, as well as jams, muesli and coffee... shit... I've just made us redundant! 

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Seven Seeds Espresso Blend & Dead Man Blend available for retail sale.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dead Man will rise over easter. We're open everyday. Public Holiday hours all weekend. I know, I know.. you don't have to thank us. 
Friday 8am - 3pm
Saturday 8am - 3pm
Sunday 8am - 3pm
Monday 8am - 3pm
**Kitchen closes 2:30pm