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Travelling with Ed Cutcliffe

When The Little Marionette’s founder, Ed Cutcliffe, decided to start up in London, he realised that the coffee culture would be quite different from ours back in Australia. Luckily, two of his co-workers, Kirby Sinclair and Wesley Cusick, had moved to London to train, play and coach squash. During their time there, they found they couldn’t get a decent coffee anywhere.

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Our head-of-coffee Tyler is back from origin!

Three weeks. Three countries. Eleven farms. One producer and roaster forum. One blockchain coffee auction. Countless new relationships forged. Endless great friends made. Multiple long-term plans with our primary farmers set in place. Yup, it was a pretty successful trip.

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Proudly Pouring | Mrs Underwood, Stanmore

Run by long-time food industry veteran Rebecca Perry-Mathews, Mrs Underwood does simple, well. There’s an impressive cabinet of freshly-baked delights, a small menu with a focus on seasonal ingredients and, well, exceptional coffee (if we do say so ourselves).

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Why reusable coffee cup discounts are not sustainable

Australia’s coffee culture is world-renowned, and rightly so. Recent years have seen a huge focus on sustainability and the environment – which is awesome and something we fully support at The Little Marionette – but who should be footing the bill for this in a low-margin industry?

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