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June 19, 2017

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Filter Coffee Brewing 101: Small Investments for Big Improvements

Filter coffee brewing is hard to get perfect. But there are ways to vastly improve your brew through the use of key pieces of kit. Here are the four items that will make the greatest improvement to your brew at home.

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June 12, 2017

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Meet the Team: Steve

Meet Steve, a former DJ turned coffee roaster and Machina's fearless captain. While he may be one of our biggest coffee geeks, he's also strongly opposed to coffee snobbery that has become rampant within the industry.

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May 31, 2017

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Kit Review - La Marzocco Linea PB 2 Automatic

The Linea PB (named after the son of the founders of La Marzocco, Piero Bambi) has swiftly become one of our favourite machines to work with, both in our cafés and our training room. So, we thought we’d provide a review to highlight how the technology has evolved, what the PB can do, and why we love it.



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May 17, 2017

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Meet the Team: Oliver

Oliver, our token bearded Aussie, splits his time between marketing and coffee making, adds sugar to his tea, and is not THAT MUCH of a coffee snob (he swears). Find out more in our latest Meet the Team blog.

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May 10, 2017

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A Sneaky Preview of our Two New African Coffees

As Spring ushers in sunshine and flowers in bloom, it also ushers in new crops of delicious and interesting coffees! We've put together a little sneak peek of our new Ethiopian and Kenyan coffees that will be available later this month.

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April 28, 2017

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Why Baristas Won't Be Replaced By Robots (Yet)

So, robots are now making our coffees. Has Judgement Day finally arrived? Perhaps not. I don't think our trusty baristas will be getting replaced by robots just yet. Here's why.

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April 14, 2017

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Responding to 12 Criticisms in McDonald's Speciality Coffee Diss Advert

In February, McDonald’s released an advertisement for McCafe, slamming speciality coffee with a slew of (admittedly hilarious) parodies. In the spirit of a fair argument, I’d like to present a response to the problems that the advert outlines.

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