Where do you source your beans?
Our beans are sourced from small estates all over the world- mainly independent, boutique estates with sustainable environmental and social practices.
Who is Black Sheep Coffee?
Black Sheep Coffee is a small, boutique roasting house in Brisbane. We are a quirky bunch of enthusiastic, skilled and knowledgable coffee loving creatives. As we are only a small business, we like to ensure our customers can experience something a little bit different and hope that our passion for our product and brand can be tasted in the final cup.
How long will my coffee last?
Coffee is best within four weeks of the roast date. It is at it’s peak 7-10 days from roasted. After this time, the body and richness is starting to diminish and the subtle fruits and delicate nuances are lost. Over time, roasted coffee develops oil, too much oil can turn the coffee rancid. The amount of exposure to moisture, air, humidity and direct sunlight all affect how long roasted coffee lasts.
DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
At this stage we only accept orders within Australia.
HOW SHOULD I STORE MY COFFEE?
We get asked this question all the time. Store your coffee in a cool dark place, away from moisture and condensation. DO NOT STORE COFFEE IN THE FRIDGE! To put it simply, there is too much moisture in the fridge and this excess moisture will cause your coffee to go off quicker. With humidity being one of the major killers of roasted coffee, if you don’t have somewhere cool to store your coffee (i.e pantry), we suggest buying only enough to get you through a week.
WHAT GRIND DO I NEED?
The particle size or grind varies depending on the amount of pressure used in the brewing process. For example, a plunger uses hand pressure where as an espresso machine works on 9 bars of pump pressure. As a general rule, grind fine for espresso, medium for filter methods and courser for plunger. If you are still confused or don’t own a grinder we can grind your coffee for your specific brewing method. Select your brew method in the drop down menu; plunger, aeropress etc, and we will grind your coffee accordingly.
IS YOUR DECAF SWISS WATER PROCESSED?
Yes. The swiss water process provides the best quality end result in the cup and is 100% free from chemical.