Broadening your Bean Horizons – From Cup, to Culture

Why you should try different roasts on the regular

Everybody has a favourite. If we’re not careful, we can make a habit of hazy just-woke-up eye contact asking for the usual thanks. Whether your style is piccolo, double shot long black or almond latte, it’s super important to try different roasts with your daily.

We like to consider ourselves open minded and adventurous. But when it comes to different beans and roasts, how much have you really explored ?

Brisbane is home to a booming coffee scene with an abundance of choices for its drinkers. As options become more and more available, so too does the need for education in order to discern between what we like, and what we love. We get it. Coffee is a sensitive topic. So, how can you take your daily cup, to a culture? If you’re a coffee enthusiast looking to enhance your experience, here’s a couple of tips:

1) Learn from your Barista’s expertise

Next time you’re dining in, ask your barista about the different blends and roasts available. Ask them to describe the tasting notes, discuss the region and its characteristics and ask them for a sample if you’re unsure. Ask them about their favourite roast and why it excites them. You never know, it might become your new favourite too!

2) Order something new once a week

When we try different blends or styles of coffee, it reignites our creative side, tests our palettes and gives us a new and refreshed appreciation for our daily brew. Perhaps every Friday morning, rather than your usual signature blend flat white, order a filter roast of your barista’s choosing.

3) Use your free coffee as a wild card

There are lots of loyalists out there that we love to reward. If you’re looking to mix things up, use your free coffee as a wild card. Trust your barista’s flair and see what you can detect before they tell you what they have surprised you with!

4) Hooked on milk? Dare to go a week without!

If you’re looking to connect with your coffee, try it without milk! If you have been an avid milk drinker since as long as you can remember, this isn’t always an easy feat. We recommend you go for a whole week without milk. Experiment with hot and cold. You’ll be surprised how your taste buds readjust!

5) Shout the person behind you a coffee

At the end of the day, coffee is all about community. Surprise the person behind you by shouting them a coffee. It’s amazing how the smallest of deeds can make a person’s day. You never know, next time, someone will be there for you on a day when you yourself need a pick me up. Want to learn more about how to expand your flavour horizons? Find out more about our Brisbane Cupping sessions, hosted in February and March at our

Dramanti HQ this year!

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