Sorry I’ve been a bit slack lately… I had me a lovely holiday with some very special family members. We took off to Byron Bay for a spot of camping by the beach. Gawd, it was heavenly. And then it was a bit Biblical when the rain came. Thank god we were on a blow-up mattress, that’s all I have to say!
On fine day, we headed up to the Bangalow Markets, one of my favourite markets in the whole world where you find things like these:
We were all a bit bleary-eyed because, let’s face it, no-one really sleeps when camping with children (and if they do, it’s because they are drunk), so we needed to stock up on coffee.
As we are in the habit of shopping locally, we stopped by the Byron Beans stall. And, as I hadn’t had any caffeine yet, all I heard from owner Natalie King was, “Blah, blah, organic. Blah, blah, not blended with cheaper imports, blah blah, family owned, blah blah, we roasted this earlier this week.”
To which, my husband replied, “One very large bag and spoon please.”
It wasn’t until much later, probably the next morning, that I realised we’d struck gold. Organic! Family owned! All beans grown and roasted on the King’s farm! And did I mention deeeelish?
You know how limoncello doesn’t taste right out of Sicily and slivovitz is actually murder in a bottle beyond the Balkans? Well, I’m pleased to report this is not the case with Byron Beans coffee. Now that we’re home, it’s just as fulfilling. It is incredibly smooth, with not a trace of bitterness, a bit nutty, a bit sweet, and we’ve had great results with our plunger and AeroPress Coffee Maker.
Another thing I love about this coffee is that it’s lower in caffeine, which suits me (but please don’t tell my husband) and, at the risk of sounding like a complete junkie, it gives a nice clean buzz without the jitters or crash-landing.
Byron Beans has a great online store with plenty of technical details about the depth of roasting and volcanic soils, so if you’re in the market for sustainably produced, all-Australian coffee, check it out here.
Disclosure: this is not a sponsored post, I just really friggen like this coffee. Can you tell?