Ristretto Coffee Roasters are at the Laneway Night Markets on Sat 28th and Sunday 29th of Jan - Join us:)
What: Laneway Night Markets
Celebrate Fringe World Summer Nights and Chinese New Year by shopping your evening away at the Laneway Night Markets. Jam packed with over 45 curious stalls each night, find loads of scrumptious wares from local artists and designers plus some dishes to tickle the taste buds. One of Perth’s more unusual market places, Hook and Lock Lane provide the perfect backdrop to hunt for the obscure and extraordinary late into the night.
The event is a pre-opening of our new Coffee Roastery and walk-up coffee and espresso bar window (more info soon). We’ll be flowin’ pour overs, breaking’ cold coffee brews and popin’ many an Aeorpress. Past the prep method expect a swag of craft roasted fine coffees - full of flavour, enjoyable and meets the mark for Truly Good Coffee. You’ll be able to buy roasted coffee and equipment to take home too!
New Coffee Arrival - Los Congos from San Fernando in Nicaragua. Check for the large “pacamara” arabica bean variety and clean wild character. Right now sitting down typing this and enjoying as a long black (rounded grapefruit notes). Tried with milk (more savory, tobacco and crisp) and espresso (good sweetness, full mouthfeel, syrupy, some tropical fruit and floral notes). Courtesy of farmer Rene Paguaga.
Update 2nd March 2012: We have been enjoying the last (final) two roast batches of Los Congos - it has been incredibly sweet and held true to the grapefruit and caramel flavours, its been an exciting and somewhat unique coffee to offer in recent times. We look for more unique Arabica varietals to offer around mid year. For now, we have the last few kilograms to offer in store from 5th March at Howard Street and 160 Central Locations.
A Christmas Flowering… Right up there with marshmallows, unicorns, clean white teeth, laundered and starched aprons… our Arabica Typica variety coffee plants have started to flower, albeit a little late. Nice to have these crisp, brilliant white, sweeeet, star shaped blossems out. We’re excited - we’ve been nursing these babies for just over a year. With a little luck we’ll have some ripe cherries in a few months. Off to consult the text books and ask around.
We are arranging a bit of a get together at Howard Street Coffee this Friday (16th December) at 1:30pm to discuss and demonstrate the differences between espresso and ristretto extractions from the Synesso machine. We’ll be talking specifically about the approaches and how a barista may consider these when working with a given coffee.
Allow 30mins max for your attendance and all the geeky wonderment and coffee obsessiveness that you can enjoy!
Why? Because we think that Perth (in particular) is still suffering from a legacy approach, which was quite appealing at the time, that stipulated that somehow ristretto extractions were “the way”, with some even saying “the only way”.
So come and understand or confirm what each entails, taste some shots, explore and define the resulting experiences from using the same single origin coffee (El Salvador San Jose or Guatamala Atlilian Providencia, anyone?)
You’ll be able to decide for your self what’s better ristretto or espresso.
Ristrettos Vs Espressos: 1:30pm this Friday (16th December) @ Howard Street Coffee (rear 89 St Georges Tce), Perth WA 6000