You got social media? So do we!

If you are a regular to the cafe you have probably noticed us taking photos and tinkering around on the 140 iPhone, now you may think that we are awfully rude and are texting our boyfriends but you my friends would be wrong because what we are doing is keeping you guys as up to date as we can with everything Cafe 140 related!! Now let me tell you how to find us!

Got Facebook? Go ‘like’ our page and find out what daily muffins, soups and tasters we have available. This is also a good place to ask us questions that don’t require an immediate response.  We only check Facebook a few times a day so anything you need to know urgently you should call us on (08) 9721 2254.

Maybe Twitter is more your thing? Follow us!  Updates from Twitter get sent straight to our phone and if we aren’t busy we will reply, but again, urgent requests? Call us instead! We update Twitter with the same things as the Facey page!

Facebook and Twitter are also the place to keep an eye on if you are interested in working with us because job openings are generally posted on those two sites before they show up anywhere else!

How about Instagram? Our handle is @cafeoneforty. Our Instagram account often gets a workout during the day and it is the place to go if you like seeing behind the scenes stuff, latte art and general Cafe 140 shenanigans!

That’s all folks! Come find us and share us with all your friends!

Love Caz and the 140 crew

SO of the week: Ethiopia – Sidama

Known as the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia continues to produce some of the most interesting and dynamic flavours. The complex and layered cup profiles we find here ensure that each harvest is unique and irreplaceable. So while you might fall in love with a certain coffee this year, next season may offer something completely different. This makes our job of cupping and selecting these coffees lots of fun.

The Sidama zone is in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’s Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Coffees from this area can be either washed or naturally processed and the different methods result in dramatically different cup profiles. While the natural Sidamas are often characterised by a thick, jammy fruit that is very recognisable, the washed coffees have great body and chocolate tones complemented by similar floral and citrus high notes to those found in neighbouring Gedeo zone’s famous Yirgachefe coffees.

We selected a washed Sidama this harvest year as it presented the most interesting profile (similar to a washed Yirgachefe) but with slightly heavier, creamy body that will lend itself well to both single origin espresso and filter coffee. While this coffee is unique, it is also very approachable and much loved and appreciated by all levels of coffee drinkers.

Tasting Notes

Medium bodied and well balanced with complex flavours of spice, white peach, mandarin and strawberry.  Silky mouth feel throughout with a soft lingering cocoa finish.

Coffee Information

Country: Ethiopia
Region: SNNPR, Sidama Zone
Processing: Fully washed / Sun dried
Other: ECX lot

SO of the week: Brazil – Arco de Iris

Santo Antonio is a collective of medium to large scale estates utilising sophisticated farming and processing techniques, centralised aroun the town of Santo Antonio do Amparo in South Minas.  The group employs a full time  copper / quality control manager, has a state-of-the-art cupping lab and owns their own warehouse and dry-mill – which ensures the level of quality control and traceability that specialty coffee buyer’s demand. Santo Antonio produces full sized lots of the different varieties and estates as well as mir0-lots using different varieties / processing methods.

This pulped natural selection comes from one of the smaller estates of the group called Arco de Iris.

Tasting Notes

Nectarine Aroma, silky, refined, caramel, honey, toffee, clean, balanced, almond

Coffee Information

Country: Brazil
Region: Santo Antonio do Amparo
Altitude: 1000 masl+
Variety: Mixed
Processing: Pulped Natural