Coffee types

Australians love their coffee – it’s not just about the caffeine hit, it’s about the experience.  Learn about all the different coffee types, coffee origins and how to make your perfect cup of coffee.


“Espresso” comes from the Latin word and means “squeezing”. Though the size of the cup is small, the taste is powerful. It is a small amount of very concentrated coffee and as it is brewed, high pressure squeezes hot water thourgh the coffee – delivering a strong, powerful hit of delicious coffee. Discover our Espresso blends.


Cappucino originated originally in Italy and is brewed with 1/3 of freshly brewed espresso, 1/3 warm milk and 1/3 of milk froth and dusted with chocolate.

To make, firstly brew a shot espresso, then pour the hot frothed milk over the espresso then dust with chocolate – or spice things up with a dusting of cinnamon!

Flat White

Is an Australian classic and is an espresso-based coffee drink consisting of espresso with microfoam (steamed milk with small, fine bubbles with a glossy or velvety consistency). It is somewhat similar to the caffè latte although smaller in volume and less microfoam, therefore having a higher proportion of coffee to milk, and milk that is more velvety in consistency – allowing the espresso to dominate the flavour, while being supported by the milk.


Is a coffee drink made of steamed milk and espresso shot. It has a higher proportion of milk so it delivers a creamier, more delicate coffee flavour. One beautiful thing about latte is the amazing latte art that can be done on the top of the milk – ranging from love hearts, animals and even 3D latte art using the milk foam.

Long Black

Is also called Americano and is made by pouring a double shot of espresso over hot water and should have a rich creamy crema. Add some flavoured syrup for a sweeter long black, or cool in summer for a refreshing cool iced long black.