WORDS + THOUGHTS

 Read about our musings on creating a richer and slower life with coffee, tea and chocolate.

Conversations Over A Cuppa with Anita Brodian of Dark City Foundry

Conversations Over A Cuppa with Anita Brodian of Dark City Foundry

They say necessity is the mother of invention. This saying is well and truly embodied by Anita Brodian, founder of Dark City Foundry. Living in Melbourne (the world's greatest coffee city!), Anita has always loved coffee. However, being unable to drink cow's milk or soy milk really limited her...

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A Richer and Slower Pace with Tea

A Richer and Slower Pace with Tea

Dear You, Are you living life in the fast lane, at warp speed and you feel tired? Do you long to step off the hamster's wheel for a richer and slower pace, even just for a while? This letter is to anyone (and to myself) who feels that they might have too much on their plates at times, and want to...

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Slow Coffee Over The Weekend

Slow Coffee Over The Weekend

Coffee is such an essential part of every day that we may not really stop to think about it. It becomes a habit and something that we just do so quickly. We wake up, we drink coffee, we get on with the day. Coffee becomes such a given in our lives, especially during the busy weekdays. We drink it...

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Kintsugi and Mindfulness – Embracing Yourself, Flaws and All

Kintsugi and Mindfulness – Embracing Yourself, Flaws and All

"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places." Ernest Hemingway What is kintsugi? The Japanese concept of kintsugi or kintsukuroi (meaning "golden repair") is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. If a precious piece of pottery is cracked or broken, it is...

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What is hygge, and why should you embrace it?

What is hygge, and why should you embrace it?

I love the Danish concept of hygge. Hygge (pronounced ‘hue-gah’) is defined by the Oxford dictionary as ‘a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being’. Even that definition sounded kind of like poetry – don’t you think? Much more than...

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Conversations Over A Cuppa with Tania Nepe of Moose Tea

Conversations Over A Cuppa with Tania Nepe of Moose Tea

Tania Nepe is a lady who wears two hats, and who wears them well. She is a barista who knows and appreciates good coffee. But equally she is a passionate tea lover who has a vision to provide everyone with the opportunity to enjoy the wondrous world of tea through her ethically-sourced and good...

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Sustainable Enjoyment of Coffee, Tea and Chocolate

Sustainable Enjoyment of Coffee, Tea and Chocolate

As lovers of coffee, tea and chocolate, we are all pretty high-rate daily consumers. Whilst individually our contribution might be small, collectively it makes a big difference if we strive to incorporate sustainable coffee, tea and chocolate in our consumption habits. How do I define...

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Conversations Over A Cuppa with Trudy Cockroft of Chow Cacao

Conversations Over A Cuppa with Trudy Cockroft of Chow Cacao

Artisanal, ethical and healthy chocolate is a labour of love and passion on many fronts. The effort that goes into sourcing so that the cacao farmers get a decent living wage. The dedication to organic, pure, sustainable and simple ingredients that speak for themselves in flavour intensity.  All...

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Getting the Most Out of Good Chocolate

Getting the Most Out of Good Chocolate

I must admit that it is hard to write this article without wanting to reach out for a block of good chocolate every few paragraphs or so! Even though chocolate isn't an everyday food, don't you just agree that good chocolate is one of the essentials of life? Precisely because it is a...

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6 Reasons Why High Quality Loose Leaf Tea is Better than Tea Bags

6 Reasons Why High Quality Loose Leaf Tea is Better than Tea Bags

Is there anything more delightful than a nice cup of tea? While the tea bag has simplified tea making, the full spectrum of tea’s potential lies in the steep and strain of high quality loose leaf tea, rather than the dunk and dash of bagged tea. Come dive into the world of loose leaf tea with this...

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