LIKE CARS AND COFFEE?
There are many cool home machines out there, but this has to be up there with the most unique. Look here!
THE PICKERS UNION
JUST OPENED! Check out the Pickers Union Cafe in Geelong. Find them online at facebook.com. Even more exciting is the fact they are serving Syphon Coffee and Singles from Cartel Coffee Roasters. This place is another great addition to Geelong's rising coffee scene.
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As Matt is currently traveling the world in search of the ultimate cup you might start to notice some international flavoured reviews in our blog section. Do yourself a favour and have a look. Who knows when you might be in the same city and craving a quality caffeine hit?
BACK TO UGANDA
The Cartel is beyond stoked to be heading back to Uganda with the Cotton On Foundation. We cannot wait to see the brilliant work and progress being made in Mannya. So many delicious beans waiting to be picked and tasted! If you haven't checked out the work that is taking place in Uganda, have a look here!
COFFEE CURES AGAIN!
It's not the first time that this has been reported, but we always find it to be a positive when research shows that coffee drinking does you good! Check out the latest report on how coffee can help prevent cancer here!
BEANHUNTER TOP 25
Yesterday we were very honoured and over the moon to be named in Beanhunter's Most Popular Cafes of 2012. You can check out the entire blog here!
WELCOME TO 2013!
TIS THE SEASON TO TRY COLD BREW, FALALALALA LALALALA!
With Christmas and the warmer months approaching, now is the perfect time to start drinking our famous Cold Brew. Haven't tried it before? Well here's what you need to know.
Cold Brew Coffee involves steeping our specially sourced, meticulously roasted specialty beans in iced water for 24 hours. The rich flavours that can be brought out in such a carefully refined process result in a coffee beverage like no other. Zero Calorie, full flavour, gulpable Cold Brew will change the way you drink coffee!
GOLDEN PLATE AWARDS 2012
On Tuesday night the Cartel was very honoured to be recognised as the best coffee in the Geelong-Otway region at the 2012 Golden Plate Awards. We were also quite stoked that Rylan and Daniel were ‘Highly Commended’ in the Best Barista category. The night was a showcase of the best hospitality in the region and a reminder of how good the food and drink is down our neck of the woods!
MOVEMBER HAS ARRIVED!
Doing Movember? The Cartel crew is supporting this worthy cause. Resident Blogger Matt has signed up to fundraise for a cure for prostate cancer… think you can support?
Here are the facts:
- Each year in Australia, close to 3,300 men die of prostate cancer, which exceeds the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. Around 20,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australia every year.
- Each day about 32 men learn news that they have prostate cancer - tragically one man every three hours will lose his battle against this insidious disease
- One in 9 men in Australia will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime
ARE YOU INSTAGRAMMING?
Thanks to an appearance in the Geelong Advertiser yesterday, Nathan is now being referred to as a local celebrity instagrammer (that's one more goal to tick off the bucket list!). If you aren't following him yet, check out @nathanjamesjohnston and load up on the latest happenings in and around town.
The Cartel are licking their lips and over the moon with the news that Harold and Kumar will no longer be heading to White Castle for their taste of miniature burger heaven. That’s right; slider burgers are now a part of the Cartel menu!
For those of you unaware of the term, a “Slider” is a miniature beef burger, amongst other things known for its soft bun and moist, flavoursome, and tasty meat. Our Cartel sliders are poised to change your burger eating habits with their Black Angus patties, house-made wasabi mayo, and glazed brioche buns!
We are very excited to announce the latest cafe's to stock our beans and join the Cartel family! Manchester Press, Clyde Park and Little Bean Blue can all be found in the VIC CREW page on the site. Check them out, these guys rock!
CIDER HOUSE RULES
Good friends of ours, Matt and Aiden, have started a podcast and we think it's worth a listen. Cider is the new drink for hipsters (besides coffee of course) and these guys like to talk about it and many other funny things. Do yourself a favour and follow the link to the Cider House Rules podcast!
COTTON ON FOUNDATION ENLIST TEAM CARTEL!
If you find yourself in Cartel this week don't be confused by the lack of noise coming from the roasting corner. Our Spritely chief, Nathan, is currently in Uganda working with the Cotton On Foundation to help kickstart some great coffee farms in the area as part of their 'Project Mannya'. But what is the Cotton On Foundation? What is 'Project Mannya'? Please visit their site and find out for yourself - Cotton On Foundation
SOUTHERN BAY BREWING CO.
Our friends at Southern Bay Brewing Co. have taken two of our favourite things (beer and coffee!) to create an infused taste sensation.
Porter is a dark style of beer originating in London in the 18th Century, descended from brown beer, a well hopped beer made from brown malt. It is known for its rich chocolate tones. We have added a cold-drip Guji with full fruity layers to compliment the chocolate and cannot talk higher of the combination!
A limited batch release of the Southern Bay Brew Co. will be available to buy (in keg form) very soon so keep your eyes and ears to the ground. A collaboration of this proportion won’t last long!
WE'VE BEEN BLOGGED!
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