Perth Coffee Blog


Perth Coffee Blog, a digest of sorts, covers on goings, some thought and info from across Perth's burgeoning coffee landscape and further abroad.

Ristretto is both a coffee roaster and specialist retailer focused on quality and "goodness" from seed to cup. We're open early from 6:30am M-F at three inner-city Perth locations:

---> Ristretto Coffee Roasters walk up espresso, coffee and fresh roasted bean retail@ 160 Central Arcade, 160 St Georges Terrace, Perth

---> Howard Street Coffee by Ristretto@ 22 Howard Street (rear of 89 St Georges Terrace), Perth

---> ROASTING IN NORTHBRIDGE! July 2012: Our Aberdeen Street "Coffee Wall" opens SOON for Retail!@ rear 53 Aberdeen St, near William

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CafeSmart 2012 - Help Solve Homlessness

At Ristretto and Howard Strteet Coffee we’re really pleased to break our (newsletter) silence to announce our participation in CafeSmart 2012.

Tomorrow On FRIDAY AUGUST 10th CafeSmart will bring together coffee roasters, cafes and coffee drinkers around the country to help people who are homeless.  Participating cafes will generously donate $1.00 per coffee sold to fund local projects.

You can participate by simply purchasing your morning coffee with us.

You can HELP make the event a success and help raise funds by inviting (ensuring!) some of your colleagues make a special trip to either of our existing CBD locations to participate.

Howard Street Coffee (open from 6:30am M-F)
22 Howard Street (rear 89 St Georges Tce), PERTH
 
Ristretto 160 Central (open from 6:30am M-F)
160 Central Arcade, 160 St Georges Tce, PERTH

(unfortunately we cannot collect funds at our Northbridge coffee roastery, as the coffee wall is NOT currently open)

Funds raised go towards helping the Homeless right here in W.A. Find out more about homelesness here.

Already over 230 cafes are participating nationally, we hope that you can support CafeSmart tomorrow at Ristretto, Howard Street Coffee or another participating WA cafe.

On the topic of newsletters - please expect some correspondence in the very near future as we launch our Northbridge Coffee Roastery walk up window and alfresco area and start to receive and present new season coffees straight from Ethiopia, Kenya, Guatemala, El Salvador, Sumatra, Colombia and Honduras. Invitations for public coffee cupping events are being organised to introduce and share in some of these delicious coffees. We are really looking forward to the new coffee arrivals this season, they include some of the best coffees straight from farms that we can remember ;)

Again, we hope to see you tomorrow for CafeSmart. Thank you for your time today.

 

TASTE INVADERS!

A coffee take on an Arcade Classic; you as the Last Barista have an important mission - be sure to read the instructions!


Winners! Congratulations to locals John Craft, right (Ristretto Coffee Roasters, 160 Central Arcade) and David Christie, centre (Howard Street Coffee, by Ristretto) who came 1st and 3rd respectively at Last Weekend’s Coffee Cup-Tasting championship. John’s off to Melbourne with travel and accommodation costs paid and free entry into the national finals at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo in May. The two are pictured with Jay Holland, left (Roaster, Five Senses Coffee Rockingham) who came in a solid second.

Winners! Congratulations to locals John Craft, right (Ristretto Coffee Roasters, 160 Central Arcade) and David Christie, centre (Howard Street Coffee, by Ristretto) who came 1st and 3rd respectively at Last Weekend’s Coffee Cup-Tasting championship. John’s off to Melbourne with travel and accommodation costs paid and free entry into the national finals at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo in May. The two are pictured with Jay Holland, left (Roaster, Five Senses Coffee Rockingham) who came in a solid second.

Eat Drink Perth - The Thousands Coverage

Main man Seb at 160 Central pours a whatever (great shot and wonderfully textured milk for a deleicious coffee) at Ristretto 160 Central Arcade and The Thousands give their rundown of Eat Drink Perth current pics - check it!  Click on Title to hit The Thousands Page.Ristretto 160 Central Perth Coffee

Ristretto Coffee Roasters @ 160 Central Arcade and Howard Street Coffee by Ristretto @ 22 Howard Street are participating in the City of Perth’s monthlong Eat Drink Perth food festival in March. Please visit us for your coffees and mention the festival for a free piece of fruit in the mornings and enter the draw to win 6 months of free daily coffee - there’s also more which we will share with you instore and online early next week. There’s some great activities going on across the month, including our coffee classes @ Howard St (1st class already 3/4 booked with a second later on in March), find out more at http://eatdrinkperth.showmeperth.com.au/ 

Ristretto Coffee Roasters @ 160 Central Arcade and Howard Street Coffee by Ristretto @ 22 Howard Street are participating in the City of Perth’s monthlong Eat Drink Perth food festival in March. Please visit us for your coffees and mention the festival for a free piece of fruit in the mornings and enter the draw to win 6 months of free daily coffee - there’s also more which we will share with you instore and online early next week. There’s some great activities going on across the month, including our coffee classes @ Howard St (1st class already 3/4 booked with a second later on in March), find out more at http://eatdrinkperth.showmeperth.com.au/ 

We are pleased to announce that Ristretto Coffee Roasters and Howard Street Coffee, by Ristretto will be collecting for Grounds for Health in February and March this year. 
The Grounds for Health (GFH) rallies the coffee community to support women’s health services in coffee-growing countries. This international non-profit collaborates with coffee cooperatives and local health officials, working to eradicate cervical cancer, which kills more women in developing regions than any other form of cancer.
Collecting will give GFH a presence in our store, develop awareness of Women’s health issues at coffee origin, and provide a means to support the initiative (via donations).
Later on in the year GFH conducts a green coffee auction that we hope to participate in given we can address the logistical demands/ cost of returning 1-4 bags of coffee to us here in Perth!

We are pleased to announce that Ristretto Coffee Roasters and Howard Street Coffee, by Ristretto will be collecting for Grounds for Health in February and March this year. 

The Grounds for Health (GFH) rallies the coffee community to support women’s health services in coffee-growing countries. This international non-profit collaborates with coffee cooperatives and local health officials, working to eradicate cervical cancer, which kills more women in developing regions than any other form of cancer.

Collecting will give GFH a presence in our store, develop awareness of Women’s health issues at coffee origin, and provide a means to support the initiative (via donations).

Later on in the year GFH conducts a green coffee auction that we hope to participate in given we can address the logistical demands/ cost of returning 1-4 bags of coffee to us here in Perth!