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A roast with a difference

We had a lovely time hosting the journalist Heather McNeill at our roastery late last year and she has written a lovely article about her visit. You can read it here.
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If you would like to tour our facility, taste some of our coffees and hang out with us for a while, do come along to our free Roastery Open Day on March 11th as part of Taste Great Southern 2018. We’ll be joined by some of our friends such as Denmark Gelato and there will be activities to keep the kids happy too.

golden bean 2017

Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition

The Golden Bean is the world’s largest coffee roaster competition and conference. This competition endeavours to find Australia’s best coffee roasting business with coffees being judged as espresso, milk and filter beverages. Entering for the second year, we were delighted to come away with three bronze medals – one in each of the categories. Our Pretty Things blend achieved a medal in the milk category, while Heroes blend was sucessful in the espresso category and our newest single origin, Ethiopia Kochere was successful in the filter category.  All of these coffees are available on our website or come and try them with us at one of our events over summer – coming up first is the Denmark Arts Market on December 9th.

Introducing pretty things

Pretty Things is our Silver Medal Winning Blend

Now available on our website, Pretty Things is one rockin’ blend. It scored a sweet silver medal in the Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) 2017, in the milk-based espresso category. The AICA is the first and only international coffee roasting competition in Australia and received more than 800 entries. Brad our roaster says “Pretty Things is designed to taste best with milk. It is great as an espresso or with a filter brewing method.”

 

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Taste Great Southern 2017

Taste Great Southern 2017

The epic Great Southern food, wine and coffee festival, Taste Great Southern, is approaching and we’re excited to be holding a series of workshops at our Roastery this year.

Encompassing everything from coffee roasting and cupping through espresso and brewing, these four workshops are going to be a lot of fun.

We’ll be opening up our Roastery to visitors, sharing our love for all things coffee and even playing our favourite vinyl records for you.

If you’d like more info and for tickets available through Eventbrite check out the links: Espresso (sold out), Everything But EspressoRoastingCurated Cupping.

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Billed as the world’s biggest coffee roaster competition, the Golden Bean 2016 was held last month in Port Macquarie. Amongst the hundreds of entries we were delighted that Brad’s roasting skills were awarded in two categories – Pour Over Filter and Decaf. Brad refuses to roast specially for competitions but for the first time agreed to enter three of his production roasts in the competition. Receiving the two awards therefore is validation of his unwavering committment to make every batch of coffee roasted by Stash meet his high standards.

10 ways to brew

10 Ways to Brew Great Coffee at Home

Australians love to drink milk-based espressos, such as lattes, flat whites and cappuccinos. In fact, 93% of coffee consumed outside the home is a milk-based espresso. However alternative brewing methods are starting to be seen more and more in cafes around Australia – both due to customer demand and due to roasters tailoring the blend and roasting style to non-espresso methods.

With so many different ways to brew great coffee, is it time to experiment with the coffee you are drinking? Perhaps you are keen to learn some new skills and taste some new flavours? From the ubiquitous French Press to the sexy Syphon, we’ve collated some useful instructions so you can tune up your coffee brewing skills, impress your mates and maybe be inspired to try something new.  You could go all out and train for the World Aeropress Competition!  There are even a few techniques that you may not have heard about (sock coffee anyone?).

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Roasting coffee at home

Roasting coffee at home: Interview with a home roaster

Coffee roasting is both a science and an art form. For some coffee lovers – like Dr John Ku, Director at SkinSense Clinic in Sydney – roasting coffee at home augments the enjoyment coffee by enabling experimentation. We recently chatted with our mate John, who was also one of our first customers, about his experiences with his Behmor 1600 roaster. We started by asking how long he has been roasting for, and how he got into home roasting in the first place.READ MORE

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What is Cold Brew Anyway?

It’s no longer summer here in Australia but many of us are still enjoying warm days and balmy evenings. Coffee drinkers all over the country are still turning to a freshly roasted and brewed batch of cold brew coffee for refreshment.

If you are not familiar with cold brew you may be surprised to hear that it is made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for a long period. We brew it this way with a single origin roasted just for cold brew because it makes a coffee that has a lower acidity and is less bitter, whilst exhibiting depth of character and of course those delicious flavours of origin.READ MORE

Awesome in Autumn

25 Awesome Things To Do In Denmark With Kids

The home of Stash Coffee is Denmark – a small and vibrant town on the south coast of Western Australia between the forest and the sea. It is a popular holiday destination due to it’s beautiful natural attractions, though the 4 1/2 hour drive from Perth means it is never as crowded as the destinations closer to the city. Denmark is jam packed with fun experiences for adults and kids alike. Autumn is a lovely time in the Great Southern – over the coming months Denmark will experience some of it’s most beautiful weather with mild temperatures and many clear sunny days. Whether you’re planning to visit with toddlers, tweens or teens, you will find there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Read on to discover 25 of the best things to do with children around Denmark right now.

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Albany Breakfast

Three of Albany’s best Sunday breakfast destinations

Rural Australian towns might not have the same buzz as the capital cities, but come Sunday morning the locals and visitors in these towns are just as likely to seek out great coffee and somewhere to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Here are some of our favourite Sunday morning destinations in Albany, the regional capital of WA’s Great Southern.

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