Commonfolk's Got Worms

At Commonfolk we are always looking for new ways to be green. We have always thought it is our duty to reduce, where possible our waste. We started to do this with our chefs taking home all the raw veggie scraps for composting or feeding to their chickens! It was when our new Head Chef Phil Edwards came onboard and shared the idea of the ‘Worm Farm’ that we realised there was a genuinely viable way to reduce our waste, and improve our garden without having to expose our customers to huge composting bins.

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Luke Hagel
Zukuka Bora Launch

Earlier this year the Commonfolk hosted an event celebrating a truly amazing accomplishment: After four years of blood, sweat and tears the first ever harvest of Zukuka Bora coffee arrived in Australia.

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Sam Keck
Journey to Origin - Guatemala

 Earlier this year I had the privilege of travelling with the team from First Crop Coffee to visit a number of farms in Central & South America. The purpose of the trip was to develop stronger ties to the farms we support, build relationships with the farmers, their families and workers, and to search for exciting new coffees to roast and serve at Commonfolk.

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Sam Keck
Journey to Origin - Nicaragua

 Earlier this year I had the privilege of travelling with the team from First Crop Coffee to visit a number of farms in Central & South America. The purpose of the trip was to develop stronger ties to the farms we support, build relationships with the farmers, their families and workers, and to search for exciting new coffees to roast and serve at Commonfolk.

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Sam Keck
Journey to Origin - Colombia

This year I had the privilege of travelling with the team from First Crop Coffee to visit a number of farms in Central & South America. The purpose of the trip was to develop stronger ties to the farms we support, build relationships with the farmers, their families, and workers and to search for exciting new coffees to roast and serve at Commonfolk.

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Sam Keck
What's Normal?

My experience working in bars, cafes, and restaurants in my younger years revealed to me that there is enormous pressure on women to be ‘put on display’ and we have to just smile and please no matter that the situation.

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BlogLaura Pintur
Women in the kitchen

At Commonfolk we believe in equality for all, regardless of gender. Check out our latest blog featuring interviews with some of the amazing women connected to the Commonfolk family. Each of these women are forging their own paths and identities within hospitality. 

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Sam Keck
The glorious middle man

How does your coffee get from the other side of the world into your cup? Resident coffee guru Ryan Toleman explores the much maligned 'middle men' that get coffee from A to B.

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Ryan Toleman
The Best Wake Up | Zukuka Bora

Phew, so the first fully-fledged harvest season for Zukuka Bora Coffee Company is pretty much done. The green coffee is in a container on its way to Melbourne, and we’ve just had our first delivery of Ugandan-roasted coffee for us to sell domestically. It’s a great time to reflect back on the season.

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