A focus for us at The Little Marionette is to invest in relationships at the farm gate by building sustainable buying practices so that we can support our farmers, year after year. Last month, we took another huge step towards that goal.
How coffee processing affects the taste of your cup Processing coffee is the method of removing the outer fruit (cherry) to expose the green beans.
Blockchain has the potential to completely democratize and transform the coffee industry with new levels of transparency. For the first time, farmers, traders, roasters, and consumers can be fully aware of their coffee’s journey – and that’s important to us.
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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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.
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).
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?