One of the hardest things about working from home is starting the day without your favourite coffee. You know, the one that says ever so lovingly ‘good morning beautiful’ as you take your first sip from it? It’s true, we are completely mad for good coffee.
We are here to tell you, not to give up on your favourite coffee haunts during isolation. The roasters who helped shape Canberra’s coffee culture have made the pivot online, and it’s up to us to support them so that when we return to ‘normal’ we also return to our burgeoning coffee scene.
With a global presence in the coffee industry, ONA’S online store is well equipped for working from home environments. If you’re looking to upskill during isolation and become a coffee connoisseur, you’ll find everything you need on this one site. Online courses with the head Barista High Kelly are available for $25, plus you’ll find educational reads. As for beans, there will be no shortages on this site! You’ll find the beans that are sold all over Canberra (to bring some normality back into your lives) including milky coffee blends Raspberry Candy, Black Betty, The Founder and The Hitman. Not to mention some pretty special single-origin and organic filter coffees all with incredible back stories. Merch is also available, get your order above $30 for free shipping.
LONSDALE STREET ROASTERS
While Lonsdale street is an absolute ghost town, our always happy, ever vibrant friends from Lonsdale Street Roasters have not allowed isolation to kill their vibe. Bring their upbeat energy (and caffeine) into the home and support local online. The team have recently launched a Charge – Baseline Blend, a collaboration with Charge Energy to support local athletes. “These beans are from Brazil & Colombia, blended & specially roasted using our infrared roasting method to give you maximum performance on the court.” While keep-cups are on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can get your hands on a neat LSR coffee mug for your WFH desk. Gift vouchers are also available if you’re after a gift that gives back to local
Barrio has a fiercely loyal following so when they closed their doors completely it was only natural we flocked online before the withdrawals started. A great way to support this small business which has packed a big punch in the local coffee scene is through the Barrio coffee subscriptions. Sign up for 2 or 6 weeks, the beans are roasted every fortnight. You can also head online for one-off bags 500g and 1kg, including decaf! Filter kettles and Aeropress units can be found here to.
Whole heartedly dedicated to ensuring Canberrans don’t go without coffee during isolation. The team are offering free shipping Australia wide on all online purchases, big or small as long as it’s coffee! Redbrick has always been focused around the famers and producers of their beans. By supporting them you’re supporting the entire coffee supply chain.