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Barrel One - Brookvale - Drop Coffee

Barrel One - Brookvale

Welcome to Barrel One, our first feature from Sydneys Northern beaches. These guys have style but more importantly their coffee is delicious. We have four great coffees from them this week. Enjoy!

“Barrel One Coffee Roasters is roasting house located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Supported by a highly passionate award winning team of coffee merchants and roasters, we source some of the world’s finest and rarest coffees

Barrel One Coffee backs farmer Co-operatives or Estates which are self sustaining. We believe that a farmer should have inter-cropping systems in place as to be able to provide and income from the land as well as live off the land. We back sustainability 100%.

We pride ourselves in perfecting the craft adopt standard of ethic responsibility by participating in Direct Trade business practises. The Direct Trading model provides fair economic viability for the independent farmers whom are paramount to the success of our industry. Barrel One understands the importance of environmental sustainability and the message our purchasing portfolio portrays.”


Honey Pot


2/3: Estrella del Norte, Huila, Colombia
1/3: Mountain Capixaba, Espirito Santo, Brazil

Roast date - 11/10/2021

Variety - Multiple

Process - Washed

Flavour notes - Orange, Honeycomb, Milk chocolate



2/3: Mountain Capixaba, Espirito Santo, Brazil


1/3: Mamut, Huila, Colombia

Roast date - 11/10/2021

Variety - Multiple

Process - Washed

Flavour notes - Rich Dark Chocolate, Cassis & Pecan Pie


Aramo, Ethiopia

Aramo comes from small coffee producers nearby the Kebel Aramo coffee mill, located in the Gedeo Zone of the Yirgacheffe district. The Gedeo people are indigenous to the area. Ripe cherries, grown at altitudes between 6200 and 6900 feet from indigenous heirloom varietals are delivered to the Kebel Aramo mill.

Roast date - 26/10/2021

Altitude - 1950 masl

Variety - Heirloom

Process - Natural

Flavour notes - Guava, Peach, Bergamot


La Finca, Honduras

At 26 years old, Sahara and her newly married husband brought a farm. It was undoubtedly a blessing for them, hence why they call it Finca La Benedicion (The Blessing). On Finca La Benedicion, coffee is grown using only organic farming practices. The couple are continuously learning new organic techniques to improve their soil health and cup quality.


Roast date - 26/10/2021

Altitude - 1600 masl

Variety - Catuai

Process - Washed

Flavour notes - Apple, Orange, Caramel



Espresso - 9 bar

Brew ratio - 1:2 (dry coffee : espresso liquid)

Temp - 94 Deg C

Time - 25-30 seconds.

*Adjust grind size to achieve the desired time


Espresso - 6 bar

Brew ratio - 1:2.5 (dry coffee : espresso liquid)

Temp - 94 Deg C

Time - 25-30 seconds.

*Adjust grind size to achieve the desired time



Temp - off the boil

Ratio - 1:17(dry coffee:water)

Bloom - 30 seconds

Flow rate - fast

*Adjust grind size to achieve desired flow rate


Temp - off the boil

Ratio - 1:16 (dry coffee : water)

Bloom - 30 seconds

Brew time - 90 seconds (including bloom)

Press consistently over 15-20 seconds.


Stove top

Ratio - 1-17 (dry coffee : water)

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