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Farm Life at Espresso Unplugged HQ

Tractor moving a pallet of ROK espresso makers

How do you move a pallet of ROK espresso makers at Espresso Unplugged HQ? You rally the troops and fire up the tractor.

I loved getting these photos from Greg this morning after he didn’t answer my phone call. The photos said it all – “Mate, I can’t take your call, I’m on a bloody tractor”. It seems like there’s always something out of the ordinary happening up at the farm.

Coffee Pop-ups with Espresso Unplugged

Like most online businesses, we don’t get many opportunities to meet folks outside of an email inbox. As a result, when someone suggests we do another coffee pop-up, we don’t need much convincing. Not only do we really enjoy getting away from our computers and the warehouse, we love meeting folks face to face and talking about coffee.

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Espresso Unplugged Pop-up at 3 Ravens Brewery

Espresso Unplugged at 3 Ravens BreweryIf you’re in or around Thornbury this Friday at 11am, pop in for our pop-up at the 3 Ravens Brewery bar, downstairs from our Melbourne office at Cobrew. We’ll have some delicious single origin coffees for you to try, courtesy of our friends at specialty coffee importer, First Crop. You’ll also be able to get hands-on with a bunch of our manual coffee brewing equipment including coffee makers from ROK, Minipresso, Handpresso, and Aeropess. We’ll also have a range of hand grinders including: ROK, Porlex and LIDO. Come down and brew coffee with us and get blasted!

ROK and Presso Espresso maker nuts and bolts

ROK and Presso spare parts screws gears pins

From time to time we get requests for various Presso and ROK odds and ends. So we’ve put together another parts kit which includes the most commonly requested parts that aren’t already in our refurbishment kits.

Here’s what’s in the kit:
2 x Gear Right (Part 9)
2 x Gear Left (Part 10)
1 x Upper pivot stud – front (Part 16)
1 x Upper pivot stud – back (Part 17)
4 x Custom shoulder bolt (Part 18)
2 x Base Screw (Part 19)
2 x Bayonet screw (Part 20)
2 x Roll coiled pin (Part 21)
4 x Body nylon brush (Part 22)
4 x Link arm nylon brush (Part 23)

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Unplugged Coffee – Roasting, grinding and brewing

This video was kindly shared with us by Kay and John Atkins. John walks us through his process of roasting coffee with the Handy Roaster, grinding it with the ROK grinder and finally making espresso with his Presso.

The Handy Roaster is available in:
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ROK Coffee Grinder available for pre-order

ROK coffee grinder

UPDATE: Read our detailed review of the ROK coffee grinder.

The ROK Coffee Grinder is now available for pre-order in Australia and New Zealand. We’re expecting grinders to ship out to customers in November.

New Zealand:

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ROK coffee grinder is nearly here.

ROK coffee grinder

UPDATE: Read our detailed review of the ROK coffee grinder.

The first production run of ROK coffee grinders is due for QC in a few days. If that goes well (fingers crossed!) then Indiegogo backers should get some good news shortly after. Espresso Unplugged Australian and New Zealand will be one of the first places you can buy a ROK grinder. We’ll post information about pre-sales really soon.

New Products for Australia and New Zealand

We’ve been busy bees getting some exciting new items added to our Australian and New Zealand Espresso Unplugged websites this month. New additions include a heavyweight coffee tamper, a new hand grinder and milk steaming jugs. Read on for a round-up of the new kit.

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Scout’s Coffee Roadtrip Round Up

In July of this year I took to the roads and campsites of Victoria and NSW for a 4000km Espresso Unplugged road trip. Before the trip, a team brainstorming session resulted in the idea of “Where’s your kitchen today?”. We posed that with the right equipment, it shouldn’t matter where your kitchen is – you should be able to make coffee that’s as good as the $4 latte you’d find at a hip inner city cafe. This provided some of the inspiration for my road trip. The idea of brewing and drinking awesome coffee in remote and beautiful locations is pretty good motivation.

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Espresso Unplugged Pop-up in Melbourne

Come along to the first Espresso Unplugged pop-up for 2014. We’re setting up at the Tolarno Hotel in St Kilda on Friday the 16th of May. We’re planning on drinking our haul from the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (15-18 May) and we’ll need some help. The coffee’s free and there’s no entry fee for the pop-up. Come along and get blasted on good coffee with us.

Espresso Unplugged Pop-up
Tolarno Hotel, 42 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Victoria
9am Friday 16th of May

Espresso Unplugged pop-up flyer

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